Nitehawks win Game 3

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks got back on the winning track with a 4-2 victory in Fernie Tuesday night.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks got back on the winning track with a 4-2 victory in Fernie Tuesday night.

Nitehawk goalie Zach Perehudoff was named first star, stopping 34 of 36 shots including 14 in the third period to backstop the team to the win and a 2-1 series lead in the KIJHL Kootenay Conference final.

Tyler Collins broke a 2-2 deadlock on a power play with 2:04 remaining in the second, converting a pass from Craig Martin and Chris Derochie to send the game into the third up 3-2.

It was all Perehudoff from there as the Ghostriders outshot B.V. 14-3 in the third, with Mason Spear getting an empty netter with 24 seconds remaining to seal it.

The Nitehawks went 3 for 6 on the pp netting all but the empty netter with a man advantage. Dallas Calvin opened the scoring drilling a shot pass Fernie goalie Chris Solecki. The Ghostriders’ Connor McLaughlin replied late in the first to tie it at one. But the Nitehawks would go ahead 23 seconds into the second when Chris Johnson would deposit a feed from Mason Spear to restore the lead 2-1.

Solecki was pulled after the second goal and the Ghostriders would respond at 5:45 when Derek Georgopolis banged one by Perehudoff to tie it at two.

The Hawks and the Ghostriders also went at it Wednesday night but the score was unavailable at press time. Beaver Valley will host Fernie in Game 5 at the B.V. Arena going Friday at 7:30 p.m.

In the Kamloops/Shuswap Conference the Kelowna Cheifs took a commanding 3-0 series lead with a 5-4 win over Sicamous.