The Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels are seen in action during the pre-season. Nelson left Castlegar tonight with a 3-2 victory.

KIJHL: Nelson downs Castlegar 3-2

Tyler Fyfe scored with about two and a half minutes left to push the Nelson Leafs past the Castlegar Rebels 3-2.

Tyler Fyfe scored with about two and a half minutes left in the third period to push the Nelson Leafs past the Castlegar Rebels 3-2 on the road Wednesday night.

In addition to scoring the unassisted goal, Fyfe also assisted on Nelson’s second goal.

The Leafs scored the only goal of the first at the 6:22 mark thanks to Nicholas Ketola.

Tayden Woods tied the game for the Rebels midway through the second before Rayce Miller put Nelson ahead 2-1. Nick Headrick replied for Castlegar to deadlock the game at 2-2 after two periods.

The Leafs outshot the Rebels 41-21, with Patrick Ostermann picking up the win in net for Nelson, while the Rebels’ Logan Sawka was saddled with a loss despite the heavier workout.

The win improved Nelson’s record to 7-5 and dropped Castlegar to 9-3. The Leafs are still third in the Neil Murdoch Division while the Rebels are still tied for first with Beaver Valley, but the Nitehawks have a game in hand and can take sole possession of the division lead with a win Friday.

Nelson’s next game is Friday at home against Grand Forks while Castlegar hosts North Okanagan on Saturday. Both games are 7 p.m. starts.

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