KIJHL: Nitehawks forge comeback against Rebels

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks remain tied in top spot with the Nelson Leafs.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks came back from a 3-1 second period deficit to defeat the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 on Friday in Castlegar.

The Hawks power play was firing on all cylinders as the Hawks scored four times including Taylor Stafford’s winner with 6:28 remaining in the third period to notch their seventh win in a row.

Stafford took a pass through the slot from Brayden Horcoff and beat Castlegar goalie Patrick Zubick to give the Hawks their 20th victory of the season and keep them in a tie for top spot in the Neil Murdoch division with the Nelson Leafs.

The Hawks trailed 2-0 in the first despite outshooting the Rebels 16-10. Yannis Soukis and Ryan Rosich gave the Rebels a two-goal lead, until B.V. defenceman Lyle Frank replied at 11:46 of the second period on the power play to make it 2-1. Cal Owens restored the two goal lead for Castlegar, but Horcoff would make it 3-2 before the period was out.

Tyler Hartman would tie it midway through the third with assists to Stafford and Ross Armour, before Stafford put the Hawks up for good.

Spencer McLean added an empty netter as the Hawks outshot the Rebels 39-28 and went 4-for-8 on the power play, while Castlegar went 2-for-7.

Owens and Horcoff were named players of the game for Castlegar and B.V. respectively.

The Nitehawks next home games go Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 against Castlegar and Nelson at 7 p.m. The Hawks are offering a $10 special ticket to see both games, and the Scotia Bank 50-50 draw will go at the Tuesday, Dec. 30 game.

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