The Beaver Valley Nitehawks took the final two periods off in Saturday’s game against the Spokane Braves but their goaltender Brett Clark was there to bail them out and secure a 3-1 win over the Braves at the B.V. Arena.
Clark stopped 43 shots, including 17 in the final frame, as the Nitehawks did all their scoring in the first period to earn their 10th straight win.
Ryan Edwards scored the winner on the power play after Taylor Everhart received a penalty for high sticking. Edwards took a pass from Dallas Calvin and wired it past Braves netminder Zach Straza at 8:14 to give the Nitehawks a 2-0 lead.
Sam Swanson opened the scoring at 11:42 mark, netting his eighth goal of the season, and Riley Brandt finished it for the Hawks at 4:37 converting an Edwards pass to give the Hawks a 3-0 lead. Only Curtis Redding could beat Clark on the night, ruining his shut out bid at 8:24 of the third period on the power play.
The Nitehawks next game is Friday when they host the Kelowna Chiefs at the Beaver Valley Arena at 7:30 p.m.