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Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
League wants to make sure foundation is strong before expansion
Devin Allen had 53 saves as Nelson won Game 1 of the playoff series.
Nelson's 5-2 win over Grand Forks means the Leafs face Castlegar in the playoffs.
The 2-0 win keeps Nelson in contention for third place.
The Nitehawks clinched the KIJHL overall title earlier this week and play the Kimberley Dynamiters Friday night at the Hawks Nest.
Dale Howell scored and had two assists in Nelson's 5-3 win against the Fernie Ghostriders on Saturday.