The Castlegar Rebels defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 7-4 on Sunday

The Castlegar Rebels defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 7-4 on Sunday

Beaver Valley slumping in New Year, lose three straight

The Castlegar Rebels won their first game of the season over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Sunday with a 7-4 victory.

After going undefeated in nine straight games, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks lost their third game in a row on the road on Sunday.

Following a grueling stretch of five-games-in-six days, the Nitehawks fell to the Castlegar Rebels 7-4 Sunday, hard on the heels of a 4-2 loss to Kimberley Saturday, and a 7-4 setback to the Nelson Leafs on Thursday. The 25-8-2-2 Hawks maintain top spot in the Neil Murdoch division but the Rebels have moved to within eight points of B.V. with three games in hand, after trailing by 12 points last week.

The Rebels Chris Brese scored the winning goal with seven seconds remaining in the second period to give Castlegar a 5-3 lead and their first win over B.V. this year.

Castlegar opened the scoring at 15:05 when defenceman Carson Wornig netted his first goal of the season beating Drake Poirier in net for the Hawks. Blake Sidoni tied it with 8:36 left on a setup from Evan Gorman and Jaxon Joseph, as the Hawks outshot the Rebels 17-6 in the period. Castlegar turned it on in the second period rippling the twine four times with Tayden Woods, and Ed Lindsey putting the Rebels up 3-1 before the Hawks Tyler Ghiradosi cut the lead to one on the power play. Braden Fuller tied it midway through the period on another power play goal, beating Logan Sawka who was outstanding in net for the Rebels.

But Nick Headrick gave the Rebels the lead for good scoring with 2:38 to go in the middle frame for a 4-3 lead. Brese made it 5-3 before the period was out and Fuller scored his second of the night to make it 5-4, but two goals from Mike Bhatoa in the final three minutes rounded out the scoring for the Rebels.

The Hawks outshot Castlegar 44-28 in the game, and went 3-for-6 on the power play. Beaver Valley plays its next game on Saturday when they host the Nelson Leafs at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena.

Just Posted

Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline
Old growth protesters begin 24-hour blockade of Castlegar’s main street

Members of Extinction Rebellion plan to stay overnight

Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr
BC Farm Industry Review Board rules against Salmo kennel after 40 sled dogs seized

Spirit of the North Kennels was also ordered to pay BC SPCA $64,000

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

SD20 now has an electric bus. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 adds electric bus to fleet

Bus will be incorporated into Castlegar route for next school year

Painting by Dave Davies from Shaver’s Bench facing Teck Trail.
Happy 120th Birthday to the City of Trail!

The town of Trail Creek- or Trail Creek Landing - was incorporated as a city on June 14, 1901.

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

Most Read