In the picture: the Nakusp Falcons Back Row: Ryan Struck (head coach)

Falcons Tally two more wins on the weekend

Nakusp Falcons Tally two more wins on the weekend.

On Saturday, October 15 the ice was ready at the rink.  On Sunday, the Nakusp Falcons had their first two league games.  Falcons hit the ice at 11 a.m. vs. the Nelson Leafs.  The Falcons put the first one in the net with 1:43 remaining in the first period when Ryan Bateman forced the goalie to cough up the puck resulting in a shorthanded goal by Bateman.   Falcons scored again in the middle of the second with a point shot from Dylan Hascarl.   Damin Devlin scored the third goal securing the 3-0 win and 2 points for the team.  Goaltender Cam MacPherson got the shutout.

Falcons hit the ice vs. the Leafs again at 4 p.m.  The Leafs went up 2-0 during the first period, but the Falcons battled back. Kellan Nishida scored, assisted by Mitchel Hascarl and Nathyn McInnes.  The Leafs got two more unanswered goals, winning the game 4-1.

The Falcons are off to Grand Forks for a double header on October 22-23 and will have their next home game on Nov. 6 at noon vs. Castlegar.

On Oct. 22, the Nakusp Midget Rep Falcons travelled to Grand Forks for a weekend of league games. The Falcons hit the ice with Josh Rivers, newcomer to the team, between the pipes for the first time. The team came out strong, scoring three goals in the first period: Jacob Balske, assisted by Mitchell Zorn; AJ Hughes got his first goal of the season, unassisted; Kellan Nishida scored assisted by Nathyn McInnes and Mitchel Hascarl. Grandforks managed to put one past Rivers at the end of the first period.

The second and third periods saw the Falcons dominate the home team. Falcons put seven more unanswered goals in, winning the game 10-1. Goals came from Damin Devin (unassisted), Ryan Bateman (Balske), Dylan Hascarl (Zach Friedenberger), Jade Streliev with a point shot (Mitchel Hascarl and Levi Cordingley), Balske with his second (Bateman, Zorn), Friedenberger (Devlin, Tyson Cann) and Bateman with his second (unassisted).

On Sunday, the Falcons again took control of the game. Half way through the first period, Balske found the back of the net from a pass from Bateman. Tyson Cann followed that up with a snipe goal, assisted by Friedenberger and Zorn and Connor Reimer was found all alone in front of the net to put one in assisted by Kylie Gardner and Devlin. A single goal in the second period was scored by Bateman assisted by Dylan Hascarl and a single goal was scored in the third period by Zorn assisted by Mitchel Hascarl and Devlin.   The Falcons won the game 5-1 as Grandforks managed to put one goal past goaltender Cam MacPherson late in the third period.

The Falcons have a weekend off from hockey, and the next home game is Sunday, Nov. 6 when Castlegar visits for a game starting at noon.


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