The Nelson Leafs will be looking to add to its one-game winning streak when the club visits Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action tonight in the Boundary City.
The Leafs, 1-4 to start the season, are still smarting from a 6-2 pounding the club took at the hands of the Bruins and hope to right the wrong of a week ago.
“The game in Grand Forks we had kind of a depleted lineup,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw, who picked up his first win of the season Sunday against Penticton Lakers. “That was kind of a weird hockey game where all of their six goals came on the power play.”
The good thing for the Leafs is the Green and White have had little time to forget, which could be bad for the Bruins.
Saturday, the road to respectability doesn’t get any easier as the high-flying Fernie Ghostriders visit the NDCC Arena.
The ‘Riders are unbeaten in four games, and leaders of the Eddie Mountain Division, heading into the weekend. Fernie boasts former Beaver Valley scoring leader Scott Morisseau and Jordie Cool as offensive weapons.
Morisseau, with seven points in four games, had 84 points last season for the Hawks. Game time is 7 p.m.
Look for Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg to continue to split the goaltending duties for Nelson.
Nelson hosts Spokane Braves Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.