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Leafs eliminate Spokane, now face Beaver Valley

The playoff series between the Nelson Leafs and the Spokane Braves has been a tough battle. On Tuesday night, Nelson ended that battle, beating the Braves 7-2. - Kevin Mills Photo
The playoff series between the Nelson Leafs and the Spokane Braves has been a tough battle. On Tuesday night, Nelson ended that battle, beating the Braves 7-2.
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The Nelson Leafs are moving on to the second round of the KIJHL playoffs after a 7-2 win over the Braves in Spokane on Tuesday night.

The Leafs eliminated Spokane four games to two and now get set to host the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the second round of post season play.

Nelson's Travis Wellman was an offensive powerhouse on Tuesday, scoring three goals and adding two assists for a five point night. Other Leaf scorers included  Carson Willans (who also had three assists), Darnel St.Pierre, Austin Seaman and  Connor Tetlock. Linden Horswill added three assists in the game.

Back up goaltender Jason Mailhoit was solid in the Nelson net, stopping 33 of 35 shots he faced. Both goaltenders Brad Rebagliati and Adam Maida are curently nursing injuries.

The Leafs begin round two playoff action on March 7 when Beaver Valley comes to the Nelson and District Community Complex. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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