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Mois, Norman lift Leafs past Rebels Friday at NDCC Arena

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports The Nelson Leafs continue to have success against the defending Kootenay Conference champion Castlegar Rebels. First star Max Mois and Brett Norman each had three points to lead the Leafs to a 6-2 victory over the Rebels Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena. The win gives the Leafs the edge in the season series 3-2. The teams play the sixth game of the regular season series tonight in Castlegar. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Nelson scored twice in the opening period in a span of 15 seconds to put the Rebels on their heels. Mois and Colton Malmsten did the damage midway through the frame. After Anthony Delong cut the margin to 2-1 with a power play goal minutes into the second period, Nelson put the game away with three goals by Norman, Mois and Colton Schell. Nelson then rode the stellar netminding of Andrew Walton in the third to grab the win. Nelson’s Patrick Martens, continuing his point streak and Scott Morriseau on a Castlegar power play, completed the scoring. Martens has eight points in four games since returning to the Leafs after a stint in the BCHL with the Langley Rivermen. The Leafs out shot the Rebels 26-25.The loss is the second in a row for Castlegar while the Leafs have registered points in the last six games going 4-0-0-2.GAME NOTES: The game turned ugly with four seconds remaining when Castlegar goalie Jordan Gluck took exception to some crease crashing and was ejected from the game with a five-minute check-to-the-head penalty. A handful of players were sent to the showers by referee Shawn Peel with 10-minute misconducts. Castlegar back up Patrick Zubick was forced to replace Gluck in goal for the final four seconds. . . . Former Leaf Riley Henderson lasted just under half the game after being whistled for a checking from behind penalty. The Rebels picked up Henderson from Golden after being traded to the Rockets by the Leafs. . . .Castlegar fell to 11 points behind Murdoch leading Beaver Valley after the Hawks stopped Spokane 7-2 in the Lilac City. Ryan Edwards, Craig Martin and Nick Perez each had three points to lead the Hawks. . . .Thursday in the Boundary City, Spokane kept the Border Bruins winless at home with a 6-2 win. Five second-period goals sealed the deal for the [email protected]last_img

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