Nitehawks serve notice to Nelson

The Nitehawks’ special teams were firing on all cylinders while limiting the Leafs to just one goal on six tries.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks served notice to the Nelson Leafs that they’re in a fight for the top spot in the Neil Murdoch division with an impressive 7-3 victory on Friday.

The Nitehawks’ special teams were firing on all cylinders going 3-for-4 on the power play while limiting the Leafs to just one goal on six tries.

Ryan Edwards led the Hawks with a goal and two assists including netting the winner off a Dan Holland feed at 11:21 of the second period.

The Hawks soared to a 3-1 first-period lead, starting with a powerplay goal by Keenan Patershuk at 16:46.

After the Leafs Troy Petritch tied it, Taylor Stafford would score on a nice individual effort before Russell Mortlock buried a Jacob Boyczuk set up.

The Leafs would mount a brief comeback in the second making it 4-3 on goals from Alec Wilkinson and Linden Horswill, but three third-period tallies from Sheldon Hubbard, Dallas Calvin, and Braden Fuller iced it for the Hawks.

With the win the Hawks drew within three points of the Neil Murdoch division leading Leafs, however Nelson would stretch it to five after defeating Golden 5-1 on Sunday.

The idle Hawks return to action in a rare pair of midweek games against Grand Forks tonight in Midway, and against Spokane at the Beaver Valley Arena Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

Threatened species found nesting at Teck Trail

Canadian data collected from 1968 to 2005 show an 80 per cent decline of the Common Nighthawk

Pitching proportional representation

Advocates say about half of population is aware of referendum

Genesis of a Trail mural

Toews is planning to begin painting the mural next week

RAM Camp opens next week, all musicians welcome

You don’t have to be accomplished to go to the two-day camp, organizers say

Lost sheep returned to the fold — stolen sculpture reappears

The Castlegar Sculpturewalk sculpture was reported missing Tuesday.

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read