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Hawks meet Storm in Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

After losing for only the third time this playoff season Friday, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks responded in a big way Saturday at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

The Hawks rocked the hometown Thunder Cats 6-2 to advance to the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final Sunday against the Campbell River Storm.

Kyle Hope scored three times and McKoy Hauck and Tyler Hartman each added two assists to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs into the final and a chance to represent BC at the Keystone Cup later this month in Arborg, Manitoba.

After a scoreless first period, Beaver Valley took a 2-1 lead on goals by Hope and Hauck.

Jonathan Lee replied for the Thunder Cats.

Beaver Valley broke the game open in the third period scoring twice in the opening three minutes to extend the margin to 4-1.

The Hawks then rode the netminding of Tallon Kramer to book a ticket in Sunday's Gold Medal game.

Tyler Ghirardosi and Dylan Kent also scored for Beaver Valley which was outshot 28-22 by the Thunder Cats.

Michael Spenrath had the other marker for Creston Valley.

In the other contest, Mitchell Williams scored early in the first overtime period to power Campbell River to a 2-1 victory over Aldergrove Kodiaks.

The win allowed the Storm to secure second place in Cyclone Taylor round robin standings.

Creston Valley meets Aldergrove at 2 p.m. in the Bronze Medal game while the Hawks and Storm play for the Cyclone Taylor Cup at 7:30 p.m.