Beaver Valley forward Judah Makway faces off against Kimberley’s Ty Smith in a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Beaver Valley forward Judah Makway faces off against Kimberley’s Ty Smith in a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Nitehawks soar with two weekend wins

Beaver Valley skated to two weekend wins over the Castlegar Rebels and Kimberley Dynamiters

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks skated to a 3-2 victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters on Saturday.

Hawks forward Hunter Burgeson scored the game winner at 1:53 of the third period to give B.V. a 3-0 lead.

Burgeson earned the game star and netted his sixth goal of the season, as the Hawks made it a four point weekend after defeating the Castlegar Rebels 7-3 in Castlegar on Friday night.

The weekend wins give 12-6-1-0 Beaver Valley it’s fourth straight win, and a four point lead on the Nelson Leafs for top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division standings. The 11-5-0-2 Dynamiters sit in second place in the Eddie Mountain Division, three points behind the Columbia Valley Rockies.

Fruitvale product Austin McKenzie netted his 12th goal of the season, scoring a short-handed goal at 15:14 of the first period to give B.V. a 1-0 lead.

The Nitehawks Kaleb Percival made it 2-0 with 34 seconds remaining in the second period with goalie Owen Albers assisting. The Nitehawks goalie was solid in net as Kimberley outshot B.V. 30-14 through two periods.

After Burgeson made it 3-0, the Dynamiters Justin Sommer and Cash Regan scored for Kimberley to make the final 3-2 in a physical third period.

Kimberly outshot Beaver Valley 43-27, and went 0-for-6 on the power play, while the Hawks were 0-for-8.

On Friday, Judah Makway scored twice in the Nitehawks 7-3 victory over the Rebels.

It was pay back for the Hawks as the last time the two teams met, the Rebels defeated B.V. 3-1.

The teams were tied at 2-2 after 20 minutes with Makway and McKenzie scoring for B.V. and Colby Chavez-Leech and Griffen Ryden for the Rebels.

Makway put the Hawks up 3-2 at 2:19 of the second period, but Cody Quinton responded for Castlegar at 5:55.

Joel Smyth and Brennan Wilson put the Hawks up 5-3 heading into the third, and Dallas Maximick and Burgeson put the game out of reach less than four minutes into the final frame.

Beaver Valley outhshot Castlegar 45-37. The Rebels also lost to Nelson on Saturday, 5-1, and sit in third place with a 7-10-1-0 record.

The Nitehawks next face the Nelson Leafs in Nelson on Tuesday night, before returning to the Hawks Nest on Friday for a game against the Golden Rockets.

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