The Grand Forks Border Bruins had their modest three game unbeaten string snapped at three after losing 6-3 to Beaver Valley at home Saturday night.
Michael Rand opened the scoring for GF as he went top shelf midway through the first period, assisted by Connor Gross and Kyle Dolly.
BV then scored three unanswered goals to take a commanding 3-1 lead with goals from Jacob Boyczuk, and veterans Archie McKinnon and Ryan Edwards.
Goals from Jackson Purvis and Connor Gross tied the score up at 3-3 midway through the second stanza. But a late goal from Andrew Clark with six minutes left in the second gave the Nitehawks a 4-3 lead and momentum going into the third period.
Goals from Jeremy Luccini and a second from Boyczuk put the game away for BV, who outshot Grand Forks 52-29.
The Bruins fared much better on Friday in Midway, as they beat Princeton 7-5 at Boundary Expo Arena led by five points from Jackson Purvis.
Purvis and Mitch Pearson gave the Border Bears a 2-0 lead early in the first period, but Princeton found back with three straight to go up 3-2 after one.
Coleton Dawson tied the score early in the first period for GF.
Princeton went back up by one with Tyler Ehlers goal at 11:07 of the second period.
Grand Forks then scored four unanswered goals (Connor Gross, Purvis, Nathan Cory and Brandon Savaia) to put the game away.
The Bruins have two home games this weekend, against the top two teams in the KIJHL. On Friday, the Bears host Nelson, while Saturday sees Beaver Valley back at the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena.
Game time for both is at 7 p.m.