Derochie sinks Leafs with late game heroics

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the third straight game the Beaver Valley Nitehawks used a late goal to steal victory from the jaws of defeat against the Nelson Leafs.Chris Derochie scored his third of the game with just over a minute remaining in the game to lift the Hawks past Nelson 6-5 in Fruitvale. In the past week Beaver Valley, with seven wins in eight games played between the two teams this season, has defeated the Leafs 2-1 in overtime, 3-2 and now 6-5.Leaf killer Ryon Sookro, and Derochie, each finished the game with four points.The Leafs rallied for two goals in a span of 27 seconds to tie the game at 5-5 late in the frame.Brantley Schapansky, Tyler Collins and Arie Postmus also scored for Beaver Valley. Raymond Reimer, Joel Stewart, finishing the game with four points, Adam Wheeldon, Cody Abbey with a pair, and Patrick Martens replied for Nelson.The game was tied at 1-1 after 20 minutes and 3-3 following two periods. Nelson out shot the Hawks 32-30.Nelson is back in action when the clubs hosts Castlegar Rebels in the first of a home-and-home series. Game time is 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *