The Beaver Valley Nitehawks split a pair of overtime games against Neil Murdoch division rivals

Beaver Valley splits OT games with Nelson and Grand Forks

The Beaver Valley Niteahawks beat the Nelson Leafs 3-2 in overtime on Friday but lost by the same score the next night in Grand Forks.

In KIJHL Neil Murdoch division action, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks triumphed over the Nelson Leafs 3-2 in overtime on Friday in Nelson before falling to the Grand Forks Border Bruins by the identical score in the extra frame on Saturday in Grand Forks.

The Border Bruins won their third straight over the Nitehawks when Dylan Haney scored with 18 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to hand the first-place Murdoch division Hawks their fourth loss of the season.

Anthony Galliart was again heroic in the Bruins net stopping 39 B.V. shots and getting player of the game honours, while Drake Poirier was very good in the Hawks crease stopping 30 on the night.

The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals from Garrett Brisbois and Josh Hammett, but the Nitehawks came back to tie it in the second period with Braden Fuller scoring on the power play and Jaxon Joseph tying it with 3:47 to play in the middle frame, as the Hawks fired 20 shots at the Bruins net in the period.

However, the teams couldn’t solve anything in the third as Poirier made several big stops in his second straight start since missing a month of work due to illness, as the Border Bruins outshot the Hawks 13-7 in the final frame.

The Nitehawks welcomed the return of Fuller but iced a short line up with injuries to Sam Swanson, Kyle Hope, Lyle Frank, and Ryan Neil still plaguing the team.

On Friday, Blake Sidoni scored the overtime winner to lift the Hawks to a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Nelson. A back and forth game saw Nelson take the lead at 4:47 on a Matthew Sokol goal, but Fuller tied it on a power play just 17 seconds into the second. However, the Leafs regained the lead before the period was out when Jordan Davie beat Poirier on an unassisted effort.

The Nithawks hung in and would tie it at two on a Michael Pruss goal with just under three minutes to play to send it to overtime. B.V. outshot the Leafs 34-28 including a 15-7 advantage in the third period, going 1-for-7 on the power play while killing all six penalties.

The Nitehawks next match is in Creston on Friday before returning Saturday for a game against Golden at 7:30 p.m. at the Hawks Nest.

 

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