KIJHL: Bears best the Braves in OT win

The Grand Forks Border Bruins have another win under their belts after a 3-2 overtime win over the Braves in Spokane Sunday.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins have another win under their belts after a 3-2 overtime win over the Braves in Spokane Sunday.

The Bruins got the first goal of the game with just under two minutes left in the first period as Dylan Haney scored on the power play assisted by Shayne Pluto and Graeme Close.

Spokane scored two goals in a row in the second period with Josh Fisher and Paxton Malone scoring to put the home team up 2-1.

Nickey Leeder tied the score for GF with a power play goal at 13:37 of the third period assisted by Jared Stang.

Neither team was able to put the game away in regulation so the teams heading to overtime once again (Spokane won 3-2 in OT two weeks ago).

Leeder got the game winner at 3:10 of the overtime period with another power play marker. He was assisted by Nico Sidoni.

Anthony Gallant picked up the win for the Bruins with 39 saves on 41 shots.

On Saturday the Bruins were shut out 6-0 at home to the Kelowna Chiefs. The Chiefs, who out-shot GF 52-23, were led by a hat-trick from Jaden McNulty.

The Bruins were back in action on Tuesday with a rare mid-week game in Castlegar (after press time).

The team then heads on the road for games in Creston Friday and Princeton Saturday.

The Bruins have a 2-4-0-0-1 (overtime loss) record after seven games and are tied with Spokane for fourth place in the Neil Murdoch division. Beaver Valley leads the division with 12 points on six wins in six games.

Bear bites –

Pluto leads the team in scoring with four points in seven games. Close, Phillippe Lam and Sidoni are tied for second with three points each.

 

 

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