The Beaver Valley Nitehawks Riley Brandt

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks Riley Brandt

Beaver Valley holds on for first-round sweep of Castlegar Rebels

The Nitehawks held off a late charge from the Rebels Sunday to secure its spot in the Neil Murdoch division final with a Game 4, 6-5 win.

Beaver Valley jumped out into a 4-0 first period lead, but the Castlegar Rebels charged back only to come up on the short end of a 6-5 victory.

Riley Brandt scored the first two Nithawks goals in the first period, while Dallas Calvin netted the Hawks tying and winning goal in the middle frame to put B.V. up 6-2 in Game 5 of the Neil Murdoch divison semifinal. The Rebels would fight back in the third, scoring three unanswered goals, but the Hawks would hold for the 6-5 playoff win.

The Hawks win the series 4-0 and await the winner of the Nelson Leafs and Spokane Braves semifinal series resuming Monday.

See more on the playoff series’ in the Tuesday edition of the Trail Times.