KIJHL’s two hottest teams Leafs, Rebels keep the drive alive

first_imgBut the lead was short lived as James Sorrey scored on the power play 19 seconds later.Nelson took the lead in the second when Seth Schmidt rocketted a shot past James Mousseau in the Nitros net.The Leafs then added two insurance goals in the third by Aaron Dunlap and Dallon Stoddart to secure the win.After an even first period, Nelson took over the play out shooting Kimberley 40-27, including a 12-5 margin in the third.The Leafs continue its road swing through the Eddie Mountain Division Saturday in Golden against the Rockets.Nelson defeated Golden 5-3 last week in the Heritage City in an entertaining affair.The Leafs conclude the three-game swing Sunday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.ICE CHIPS: A second period power play goal by Hunter Jenerou proved to be the winner as Castlegar won for the eighth straight time 3-2 over Chase. Dominick Hodges and Bryan Lubin also scored for the Rebels. Jordan Gluck stopped 22 of 24 shots to register the win in goal. Castlegar visits Kamloops Storm Saturday before finishing up the road trip Sunday in Armstrong against the North Okanagan Knights. . . . Beaver Valley Nitehawks dropped its fourth straight game 8-3 to Creston Friday. The Kimberley Dynamiters kept the league’s hottest scorer Colton Schell off the sheet Friday night.However, the Nitros couldn’t stop the supporting cast as Nelson scored four unanswered goals to dump the host squad 4-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Bavarian City.The win allowed the Leafs, winners of 11th straight games, to remain ahead of the Castlegar Rebels in the Murdoch Division.The Rebels edged Chase Heat 3-2.Schell entered the contest with 20 points in the past eight games to move into top spot in the KIJHL scoring race.And the Dynamiters were well aware of the New Westminster product, keeping the Leaf sniper under wraps and scoring the game’s first goal late in the first period as Jason Richter beat Brent Soles in the Leaf nets.last_img

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