The Grand Forks Border Bruins had a chance to move above .500 on Tuesday in Fruitvale against Beaver Valley but couldn’t shut down the Nitehawks’ dynamic duo of Ryan Edwards and Archie McKinnon.
Edwards had a goal and two assists, while McKinnon and three assists to lead BV to a 4-2 win over GF.
Kyle Hope opened up the scoring for Beaver Valley at 16:34 of the first period.
The Bruins tied the score at 2:24 of the first with a goal from Dakota Little, who was assisted by Connor Gross and Michael Rand.
A couple of early second period goals from BV (Dallas Calvin and Jacob Boyczuk) put the home team up 3-1.
Mitchell Pearson, assisted by Franco Calapaolo, brought the Bears within one at 3-2, but they would get no closer.
A late second period goal from Edwards gave the ‘Hawks some insurance as they cruised to the 4-2 win.
Kai MacDonald stopped 35 of 39 BV shots.