KIJHL: Hawks split, lose in OT

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks did something they haven’t done in a very long time, they lost to the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks did something they haven’t done in a very long time, they lost to the Grand Forks Border Bruins 3-2 in overtime.

Bruins goaltender Robert Dunsmuir stopped 44 of 46 shots and Chris Osellame scored just over a minute into the overtime frame on a power play to equal the number of games won by Grand Forks all of last season.

A holding penalty 36 seconds into the OT period put the Bruins on the man advantage, and Osellame made no mistake converting a Tyler Wagner pass to beat Nitehawks netminder Dominic Stadnyk.

The Hawks took a second period 2-1 lead on goals by Brandon Butlin and Luke Reimer, but Kublia Barlas notched his second of the night to tie it with 2:44 left to play in the third period.

The Nitehawks won the opening match on Friday 5-0 with Zach Perehudoff stopping 28 shots to earn the shutout.

Connor Brown-Maloski and Nick Perez each added a goal and an assist for the Hawks while Brad Gaboury, Danny Vlanich and Kurt Black rounded out the scoring.

The Hawks play the Rebels in Castlegar Friday and again in the Hawks nest Saturday at 7:30 p.m.