Beaver Valley Nitehawk goalie Carson Schamerhorn stops a Columbia Valley player on the doorstep Saturday

Beaver Valley Nitehawk goalie Carson Schamerhorn stops a Columbia Valley player on the doorstep Saturday

Beaver Valley Nitehawks find win column

A swing through the East Kootenay netted the Beaver Valley Nitehawks four points, with wins over Golden and Columbia Valley.

  • Sep. 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

It was only a matter of time before the Beaver Valley Nitehawks would register their first win of the season, as the Hawks beat the Golden Rockets on Friday 4-1 and followed it up with a 2-1 victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday.

Jace Weeger netted the winning goal against the Rockies with less than eight minutes to play, taking a pass from Mitch Foyle and beating Brody Nelson who faced 36 shots on the night.

The Nitehawks went 0-3-1-1 in their first five matches, that included an 8-0 loss to Nelson one week ago Friday, before turning it around on the weekend.

After a scoreless first period Columbia Valley got on the board when Doan Smith beat Carson Schamerhorn to put the homeside up 1-0. The Hawks would eventually capitalize on a Kellen Marchand spearing penalty, with Brayden Horcoff converting on a Andrew Miller and Kyle Hope set up to tie it. Schamerhorn stopped 22 shots for the win as the Hawks went 1-for-6 on the power play while Columbia Valley was 0-for-1.

Against the Rockets Friday, Tyler Hartman scored twice, and defenceman Lyle Frank netted the winner, as the Nighthawks jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead on their way to their first victory of the season.

Schamerhorn stopped 22 shots on the night, while the Hawks fired 31 shots at the Rockets net. Foyle also counted a goal and an assist for the Hawks.

The Nitehawks play Grand Forks on Friday and are at home against Chase Heat on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.