Red-hot Leafs capture division title

Nelson's road win against Beaver Valley clinched first place

  • Feb. 11, 2019 12:00 a.m.

The Nelson Leafs have clinched their second straight division title.

Jack Karran scored and added three assists as the Leafs beat the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 7-4 on Saturday in Fruitvale to secure first place in the Neil Murdoch Division.

Keenan Crossman, Reid Wilson, Shawn Campbell, Emery Neilson, Kaleb Comishin and Cole Wyatt also scored for Nelson (32-10-2), while Hunter Young stopped 31 shots.

Quaid Anderson, Kevin Duguid, Nathan Ingram and Nolan Corrado replied for the Nitehawks (22-17-5), who left Noah Decottignies on the hook for all seven goals on 38 shots against.

Ingram and Anderson gave the Nitehawks a 2-0 lead in the first period before Crossman and Wilson tied the game in the second.

That set up a wild third, which saw Nelson blow a 4-2 lead before scoring three straight goals. The final period featured four goals — two from each team — in a span of just one minute 56 seconds.

The win was the fifth straight for Nelson, which has outscored opponents 18-6 over the last three games.

The Leafs host the Spokane Braves and Fernie Ghostriders on Friday and Saturday, respectively. They end the season with a road game at Grand Forks on Feb. 22 before returning home Feb. 23 for a rematch against the Braves.


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