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Two wins against their first-round playoff opponents have helped the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to sew up one of their best ever seasons.
Everett Hicks scored a hat trick as Castlegar beat Nelson 5-1 to tie the series.
Devin Allen had 53 saves as Nelson won Game 1 of the playoff series.
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats can now focus on getting ready for the playoffs.
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.