Heppler, Kramer spark Hawks past Nitros 2-1 to stay alive in Kootenay Conference Playoff
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks live to play again.
Dylan Heppler had two points and Tallon Kramer stopped 26 shots to spark the Murdoch Division Champs to a 2-1 victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference playoff action Saturday night in Fruitvale.
Kimberley leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with Game five set for Monday in the Bavarian City.
The Hawks scored all the goals they would need on the power play in the second period to post their first win of the series.
Heppler, selected Game Star for the Hawks, opened the scoring 15 seconds into the frame on the power play before Blake Sidoni made it 2-0 with an extra-man marker later in the period.
Jared Marchi scored Kimberley’s only goal late in the third.
But that was all the scoring the defending KIJHL could muster as Kramer shut the door.
Tyson Brouwer was solid between the pipes for Kimberley, and was name the Nitros Game Star.
If a Game six is neccesary, it will be played Tuesday in Fruitvale.
In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Playoff, 100 Mile House defeated Summerland 5-4 to take a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.
Game five is Monday in 100 Mile House.