Border Bruins lead KIJHL with 3-0 start

With three straight wins in their first three league games, the Grand Forks Border Bruins lead the league.

Grand Forks Border Bruins

The Grand Forks Border Bruins are off to a great start in the KIJHL so far this year. With three straight wins in their first three league games, the Bruins are in first not only in the Neil Murdoch division, but the entire league.

In addition, veteran sniper Jackson Purvis leads the league in scoring with nine points in three games, while linemate Connor Gross sits in second with seven points.

In their season-opener, the Bruins beat Spokane 5-2 at home. Purvis led the team with a goal and two assists, while Gross added three helpers.

On Saturday, Grand Forks came back from a 2-0 deficit after two periods to beat the Castlegar Rebels in overtime on the road. Once again, Gross and Purvis led the way. Gross scored the first Bruin goal at 11:00 of the second, assisted by Purvis and Matt Wojak.

Purvis tied the score with a short-handed marker with 4:07 left when he deked Castlegar goaltender Patrick Zubick after getting a nice feed from Dakota Little.

Purvis then got the game-winner at 2:36 in the overtime period as he banged in a rebound from a Reid Robertson blueline blast.

The Bruins are back in action on Friday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The team returns to Grand Forks on Sunday (Sept. 22) for a rematch with the Rebels.

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