KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Creston Valley Thunder Cats and Beaver Valley Nitehawks are both 1-0 in provincial Junior B hockey championship on now in Creston.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats did not earn their way by knocking off the KIJHL competition.
The Nitehawks beat the Heat with a 5-2 victory Thursday to capture the KIJHL and sweep Chase in the best-of-five series, 3-0.
The B.V. Nitehawks fell behind 4-1 in the first period, but battled back for a 5-4 Game 2 win over the Chase Heat in the KIJHL final.
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Chase Heat 6-3 in Game 1 of the KIJHL final series on Monday.
The 20-year-old forward was named Nelson's top player at the annual awards banquet.