Goals were hard to come by for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks as they dropped a pair of games on the weekend to the Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins.
After losing a 7-3 match to the Rebels, the Nitehawks looked to rebound against the Border Bruins on Saturday but lost a 3-0 decision despite bombarding Bruins goalie Dominic Stadnyk with 58 shots.
The Hawks outshot Grand Forks 58-19, including a 28-shot barrage in the second period yet could not solve the former Nitehawk goalie.
The Bruins’ Connor Bowen netted the winning goal at 12:30 of the second period on a power play. The Abbotsford native finished a nice passing play with Jacob Jeske and Nathan Cory as they broke in on a 2-on-0, to silence a stunned Beaver Valley crowd.
The Hawks had ample opportunity, however a couple goal posts, good rebound control, and some heroic saves from Stadnyk thwarted a Hawk attack that went 0-for-9 on the power play.
Jackson Purvis added an insurance marker for the Bruins at 16:14 of the third and an empty netter to make it 3-0. It is the second win of the season for the Bruins, both coming against the Nitehawks. The Nitehawks goalie Zack Perehudoff took the loss for B.V.
At the Castlegar Rec Complex Friday, the Rebels jumped out to a 4-1 first period lead and outshot the Hawks 41-20 on their way to a 7-3 victory.
Kody Disher had a four-point night and Erick Alden scored twice and added an assist for Castlegar, while Taylor Stafford picked up a goal and an assist for the Hawks. Goalie Jordan Gluck was the winner in net for Castlegar, while Travis Beekhuizen took the loss in goal for the Hawks.