Hawks playoff hopes take a hit
Back-to-back losses have the Valley West Hawks on a downward spiral in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League standings.
The team of 15, 16 and 17-year-olds from Langley, Cloverdale, White Rock and Surrey, lost both ends of a home-and-home series with the Fraser Valley Bruins by the identical 4-3 score.
The defeats leave the Hawks with a 15-16-3 record and their 33 points are one back of the sixth and final playoff spot in the 11-team league with six games remaining.
Valley West has managed just one victory (1-6-3) in their past 10 games.
Mitchell Friesen, Danton Heinen and Austin Bietenbeck scored in the first game on Saturday at MSA Arena.
Kyle Raymond, Matthew Cox and Daniell Lange had the goals.
The Hawks will look to regroup when they play on Feb. 18 against the Greater Vancouver Canadians at the Langley Events Centre.