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Creston Valley Thunder Cats did not earn their way by knocking off the KIJHL competition.
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Chase Heat 6-3 in Game 1 of the KIJHL final series on Monday.
The 20-year-old forward was named Nelson's top player at the annual awards banquet.
The Thunder Cats will be in the hockey championships, but they won’t have earned their way in by knocking off the competition.
Fortunately, Creston defeated their traditional nemesis in Game 5 to narrow the series gap to 3-2.
A week’s layoff didn’t do the Creston Valley Thunder Cats any favours.