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Leafs finish exhibition season by scoring 5-5 tie against Beaver Valley

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
September 8th, 2014

The Nelson Leafs completed the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season with a 5-5 tie against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The game was the third in three days and fourth in five nights for the Leafs.

Rayce Miller, Robson Cramer, Blair Andrews, Patrick Croome and Matt MacDonald scored for Nelson.

Three different goalies played the game for Nelson.

Saturday, Creston scored a 4-2 victory over Nelson in the Heritage City.

The Leafs struggled through two periods before outshooting the Thunder Cats 18-7 in the third period.

The win for Creston avenged a 4-3 loss Friday in the East Kootenay City to Nelson.

Nelson opened the four-game preseason schedule by playing to a 4-4 tie against the Nitehawks Wednesday in Fruitvale.

The Leafs remain a work in progress as coach Dave McLellan continues to search for players.

Nelson is expecting a Western Hockey League cut in camp early this week.

The Leafs begin the 2014-15 KIJHL regular season Friday against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Game time is 7 p.m.

Saturday Nelson hosts Castlegar Rebels.

The Leafs play six of seven games in September at home.



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