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Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

When push came to shove, it's obvious the Beaver Valley Nitehawks were the stronger team.

Beaver Valley flexed its offensives muscles, out scoring Kamloops 14-3 in the final two games to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title with a 6-0 shutout victory Friday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks, winners the best-of-seven series 4-2, capture its second KIJHL title in three seasons.

Beaver Valley scored twice in each period to support the 30-save performance of netminder Brett Clark.

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

After dropping the opener in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks had the Kamloops Storm right where they wanted.

Dan Holland scored twice, including once in a three-goal second period, to spark the Hawks to a 6-2 thrashing of the Storm Saturday night in Spoolmak Country.

Beaver Valley squares the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series at 1-1 with Games three and four, Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.

Edwards commits to Selkirk College on eve of KIJHL Final

Ryan Edwards has committed to Selkirk, but first, there's the KIJHL final to be decided. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Ryan Edwards is ready to stake out the future after signing a letter of commitment to play for the Selkirk College Saints next season.

However, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound center has a little unfinished business on his hands before graduating to the Intercollegiate Hockey League ranks.

Edwards and his Beaver Valley Nitehawk teammates are in Kamloops to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship series against the Storm.

Saints capture second straight BCIHL Championship with sweep of TWU

The Selkirk Saints posed for the traditional team photo after sweeping Trinity Western in the BCIHL Finals 2-0 Saturday at the Castlegar Rec  Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

There were no extra-time heroics needed this season for the Selkirk Saints in the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

For the second straight game the Saints scored early and often en route to a 5-1 victory over Trinity Western Spartans to sweep the best-of-three series 2-0 Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex and repeat as BCIHL Champs.

Selkirk won the opener 6-1 Friday.

Calvin, Edwards, Brandt power BV Hawks to Murdoch Division crown

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks were all smiles after knocking divisionl rival Nelson out of the KIJHL playoffs. — The Nelson Daily photo

There would be no collapse on this night for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Dallas Calvin, Ryan Edwards and Riley Brandt each scored twice to lead the Hawks to a 6-2 series-clinching win in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory powers Beaver Valley to the Murdoch Division title. The Hawks win the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey team got the fast start they were looking for in Game 1 of the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championships on Friday night, as they jumped out to a three-goal first period lead en route to a 6-1 victory over Trinity Western University.

The win puts the Saints up 1-0 in the best-of-three series with a chance to capture the 2014 BCIHL championship with a similar result in Game 2 on Saturday.