The Beaver Valley Nitehawks packed their brooms as they swept a three-game road swing through the Birks Division of the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference on the weekend.
Hawks goalie Zach Perehudoff stopped 39 of 41 shots and Kurt Black scored the 3-2 winner in double overtime to start the road trip off on a positive note against the Kamloops Storm Friday. The Hawks then went on to double up Chase Heat 4-2 Saturday, before skating to an exciting 6-4 come-from-behind win over Revelstoke Grizzlies Sunday. After losing six of eight games, a confident Nitehawks team has reeled off five wins in a row.
Dallas Calvin had a big game against the Grizzlies scoring twice, including the game winning goal, as the smooth-skating forward made it 5-4 with 1:40 left in regulation after Revelstoke player Spencer Samuel was sent off for interference.
The Nitehawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Dallas Calvin and Taylor Stafford, but the Grizz replied tying the game on a pair of markers from Tyler Reay at the end of the first period.
Black gave the Hawks a 3-2 lead when he converted a Stafford set up on the power play with a minute remaining in the second, but the Grizz tied it early in the third, then took a 4-3 lead on a goal from Andrew Standish at 17:18.
However, the Hawks would mount a comeback. Dan Holland marked his first as a Hawk, converting a pass from Calvin, to tie the game at 16:55 of the third, and it stayed that way until Calvin’s second goal put the Hawks ahead for good.
Russell Mortlock added the insurance marker on another PP with just under a minute remaining.
Perehudoff was steady again for the Hawks stopping 33 of 37 shots while the offence for Beaver Valley was more efficient scoring six times on 27 shots against Revelstoke goalie Conrad McMillan.