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Hawks take command of Murdoch series, edge Leafs 3-2 in Game four showdown

Hawks Taylor Stafford, a thorn in the side of Nelson the entire series, waits for any rebound from Leaf goalie Jason Mailhoit during first period action of Tuesday Murdoch Division Playoffs at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs put together 55 minutes of great hockey against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Tuesday night in Game four of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division playoffs.

Unfortunately, hockey is a 60-minute game.

The defending KIJHL champs rang off two goals in the last five minutes of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and go on to edge the Leafs 3-2 before a crowd of just over 500 at the NDCC Arena.

Saints clinch home ice for semi-final

The Selkirk College Saints travelled to Victoria this past weekend and returned home with two wins and a guarantee to host the BCIHL semi-final playoff series at the Castlegar Recreation Complex on the March 6-8 weekend. Players like rookie forward Matt Martin were key in the weekend victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Selkirk College Saints locked up home ice advantage in the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs after two huge wins on Vancouver Island this past weekend.

Castlegar PeeWee House teams take gold and silver in Stateside tourney

Castlegar PeeWee House teams take gold and silver in Stateside tourney

This past weekend both Castlegar Pee Wee House teams travelled to Spokane, Washington to compete in the Young American Days Pee Wee House Tournament. 

In round robin play the Castlegar Giants defeated SAYHA 3 with  a score of 3-0.  They then played Cranbrook defeating them 2-1 with final round robin play against Nelson with Castlegar Giants seeing a win of 2-0.

Hawks outguns Nelson to regain home ice advantage in Murdoch Division Semi Final

 Taylor Stafford of Beaver Valley and Nelson captain Aaron Dunlap wait as Denis Kleine (left), Bill McDonnell and Leaf president Larry Martel perform the ceremonial puck drop to start Monday's KIJHL playoff game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks regained home-ice advantage in the Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Nelson Leafs Monday night at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley scored five times in the third period to post a 5-2 to Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Green and White before a crowd of more than 500 fans.

The Hawks take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with game four Tuesday in Nelson.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

Miller shoots down Hawks in overtime sparking Nelson to 5-4 victory

Leafs Rayce Miller, seen here in action to close out the regular season against Castlegar, shot Nelson back into the Murdoch Division Semi Final series with the winning goal in overtime to give the visitors a 5-4 victory. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Just when fans are ready to write the eulogy for the Nelson Leafs the hockey club finds a way to come off life support.

Rayce Miller scored an unassisted marker in overtime to lift the Leafs to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over Beaver Valley Saturday night at the Hawks’ Nest.

The win evens the Murdoch Division Semi Final a 1-1.

Game three of the best-of-seven series is scheduled back in Nelson at the NDCC Arena Monday.

Game four of the series goes Tuesday in Nelson.

Both games have a 7 p.m. puck drop.

Hawks shutout Leafs 5-0 to open Murdoch Semi Final on fire

Hawks shutout Leafs 5-0 to open Murdoch Semi Final on fire

It was not the start to the playoffs the Nelson Leafs players wanted.

Allan Pruss scored twice to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 5-0 trashing of the Leafs in Game one of the Murdoch Division Semi Final Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in Fruitvale.

Game two is Saturday back at the Hawks’ Nest.

Pruss, who finished the game with three points, scored twice in the third period to put the game away for the home side.

Kootenay suffers meltdown, drops heartbreaking 5-4 loss to North Island

Kootenay suffers meltdown, drops heartbreaking 5-4 loss to North Island

It was a collapse of major proportion.

Leading 4-0 with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Kootenay Ice watched as the North Island Silvertips scored five unanswered goals to steal a 5-4 BC Hockey Major Midget League victory Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Silvertips to sweep the BCMML series after opening with a 4-1 win Saturday in Nelson.

Five different players — Owen Hardy, Jack Long, Sage Lim, Brett Stapley and Tyler Topping, with the winner with time running out — scored for North Island.