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It was a 'Chelsea Dagger' night for the Nitehawks

Ex-Leaf Nolan Percival nets winner as Hawks stage epic comeback against Nelson to grab 2-0 lead in Murdoch Division Final.

Not quite the way the coaching staff drafted up the game plan on the black board, but it's still a win for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Ex-Leaf Nolan Percival scored with seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Nitehawks to a 4-3 come-from-behind Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Wednesday night in Fruitvale.

The win gives Beaver Valley a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division playoff series.

Games three and four go Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

Nelson appeared to have tied the series, leading 3-1 with less than 40 seconds remaining in the third period.

However, Dylan Heppler with this second of the game cut the lead to 3-2 with 37 seconds remaining in the game. Then Dylan Kent tied the contest 18 seconds later setting the stage for Percival to put a stake into his former teammates with the game-winning goal.

Nelson led 2-1 after one period on goals by Sam Weber and Dale Howell.

Leaf captain Sawyer Hunt increased the lead to 3-1 with Nelson's econd power play goal of the game.

The loss erased what was a spectacular performance goal by Nelson's Devin Allen, who stymied the Hawks for most of the game including a 14-3 shots advantage in the third period.

Beaver Valley finished the game out shooting the Leafs 39-24 — 20-4 in the final 29-plus minutes.

Tallon Kramer won his sixth straight playoff game in goal for Beaver Valley.

Beaver Valley is now 6-0 in playoffs while Nelson falls to 4-4.

In the other Kootenay Conference series, Creston Valley Thunder Cats evened the Eddie Mountain series at 1-1 with a 4-1 home victory Wednesday.

The series now shifts to Kimberley for Games three and four, Friday and Saturday.