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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.

LVR heading back to Senior Girl's Basketball Provincial Tournament

Kootenay Champion LVR includes, from left, Claire Young, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Allie Zondervan, Sian Nielsen, Christina Champlin, Katharina Schmidt, Naomi Perkins, Roxanne Baker and coach Chris Dergousoff. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers are returning to the provincials for the first time in five years after capturing the Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball zone title with a 60-44 win over David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final Saturday afternoon at Stanley Humphries in Castlegar

The Bombers now represent the Kootenays at the provincial tournament March 4-8 in Langley.

Naomi Perkins poured in 26 points for LVR to lead the charge offensively.

Despite the wide margin of victory, LVR struggled to start the contest, down 6-5 after one period.

LVR Jr. Bombers suffer back-to-back losses in overtime

LVR Jr. Bombers suffer back-to-back losses in overtime

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers suffered a couple of heartbreaking defeats during a West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Mini-tournament Saturday at the Hangar.

The Junior Bombers saw the Grand Forks Wolves score five points in the final minute to escape with a 41-39 overtime victory in game three of the mini-tournament.

Earlier, LVR lost 50-37 to Mount Sentinel Wildcats — the game also went into overtime.

In other game of the mini-affair, Grand Forks Wolves outlasted a tired Mount Sentinel Wildcats squad 53-42.

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.

Bombers sweep Crowe Hawks in High School Hoop action at the Hangar

LVR's Vinnie Watson goes to the hoop for two of his 13 points during a 65-46 win over the Crowe Hawks Thursday at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Bombers teams from LVR made is a clean sweep during a pair of high school basketball games Thursday at the Hangar.

The LVR Junior Bombers got the party started off on the right foot, scoring the final eight points of the game to escape with a 32-27 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in Junior Boy's action.

The Senior Bombers made it a clean sweep, outlasting the Hawks 65-46.

In the Junior contest, the Bombers trailed 27-24 late in the fourth quarter before going on an 8-0 run to secure the win.

Out with the regular season and on with the playoffs

Despite the up and down season Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap likes his team's playoff chances. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs started the 2014-15 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with the anticipation and excitement every team begins a new season having found a bright, young new coach.

However, the excitement turned quickly to shock when coach Matt Hughes promptly dropped a bomb on the executive by leaving days before the start of the season.