Leafs find ways to set pace in Murdoch Division
Difficulty finding players? No problems, this Leafs team keeps winning.
Injuries? Who cares? Other players step up and the team keeps winning?
Off-ice issues? No worries again, as Leaf players pull together and the squad keeps winning.
Twenty-one games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and the Green and White continue to occupy top spot in the Murdoch Division.
However, the Leafs will need to bring more than just their “A” game to the rink this weekend as the club meets two hungry teams breathing down their backs in a pair of divisional showdowns in Castlegar and Beaver Valley, Saturday and Sunday.
Nelson travels to the Sunflower City to play a Rebels team on a three-game winning streak.
The Leafs currently lead the season series between the two clubs, winning two of three — one game ended in a 1-1 tie — and outscoring Castlegar 10-7.
Sunday, the Leafs close out a five-game road trip with a date in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL champion Nitehawks.
The last time the teams met, Nelson crushed the Hawks 8-0.
However, Nelson will see a Beaver Valley team that enters the weekend winners of five straight games.
Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday against Grand Forks Border Bruins.
Cramer playing like a Shea Webber prototype
Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer continues to stoke the team offence from the back end.
Cramer, currently riding a six-game point streak and points in 10 of his last 11 games, leads the Leafs in scoring with 25 points.
Second is Rayce Miller, who is also on a six-game points streak. Miller and teammate Matt MacDonald is two points behind Cramer.
Leafs again part of Remembrance Day Ceremony
The Leafs joined the rest of the country in remember those who gave their lives to guarantee freedom at the Remembrance Day Ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Cenotaph.
The Leafs were part of the parade and also laid a wreath on the cenotaph honouring Nelson’s war heroes.