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North Okanagan Knights routed by Nitehawks to drop 4th straight

Beaver Valley poured 55 shots on net in the 7-0 win
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The North Okanagan Knights gave up 55 shots and seven goals in a loss against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Sunday, Oct. 15 2023. (Tanya Seibel photo)

A tough week of hockey came to an end for the North Okanagan Knights with a rough 7-0 loss to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Sunday, Oct. 15 in KIJHL action.

From Armstrong’s Nor-Val Centre, the NiteHawks peppered Knights goaltenders Levi Hollatz and Michael Malinowski throughout the game, which included a whopping 25 shots in the second period alone.

The bulk of Beaver Valley’s damage came in that middle frame, with five goals scored, including two from Tim Josza and Roan Crowe.

Malinowski was pulled after the second, after allowing the five goals on 40 shots.

In the third, Boris Hristov and Adam Redding added to the Nitehawks lead as they would win comfortably, 7-0. Hollatz faced 15 shots in the frame, for 13 saves.

North Okanagan mustered up just 16 total shots in the game, as Landin Uzeloc stopped them all in his debut Nitehawks game for the shutout.

The Knights loss came after dropping contests to the Princton Posse twice and the Creston Valley Thunder Cats over the past week. In their four-game losing streak, North Okanagan have been outscored 23-7.

Surprisingly, despite a 3-8 record, the team still sits in second in the Bill Ohlhausen division, tied with two other squads.

Next up, the Knights are in Kelowna to take on the Chiefs on Thursday, Oct. 19. Puck drop is tabbed for 7 p.m.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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