It wasn’t pretty! The Vics rolled into the Coy on Tuesday in full playoff mode and it was very evident. Right from the openning face off, the Vics were the better team. They were quicker, passes were crisp and on target and they finished their checks.
Despite being out shot 14 – 5 in the first period, Riley Kolesar gave the Hawks the early lead. The Vics then proceeded to score 4 unanswered goals off the sticks of Justin Tremblay (2) and game star Ray Allard (2). Shane Kustra-Nelson would score mid-way through the third to give the Hawk fans some hope but it soon disappeared a few minutes later when Allard topped off his game with his hat trick. Danick Levesque scored the Vics 6th goal.
Hawk’s tender Andrew Derwin was under siege all night facing 45 Vic shots while his teammates mustered only 22 towards Nolan Bray.
Game # 2 of the series goes Thursday at the St. Vital Arena. Puck drops at 7:30 P.M.
The St. Vital Victorias and the Hawks ended the 2014 – 15 season at the Eric Coy Arena Sunday night. Both teams were missing key players from their line-ups due to injuries and used a couple of affiliated players to fill their rosters. K C Mason would stake the Vics to an early one goal lead at the 8:19 mark of the second period. 67 seconds later Ryan Hutton would score his 13th of the season to knot the game at one. Later in the period James Bergal would score the eventual winner and Riley Court would add two insurance goals to the mix (one late in the second period and a real pretty one compliments of a slick move late in the third).
Vics tender Johnny Hawash took the loss while facing 34 Hawk shots. Notching the win for the Hawks with 30 saves was Andrew Derwin.
These teams will do it all over again on Tuesday at the Coy in the first game of the MMJHL quarter-final series. Puck drops at 7:30 P.M. Hope to see you there, should be a GREAT series!
River East entered Friday’s contest with their sights set on moving up the standings into sixth place. Supported by the steady net minding of Matt Kohlman, the Royal Knights were successful in obtaining their objective. Thomas Petrick and Simon Miller would each score a goal providing River East with all the offence they would need on this night. Ryan Hutton tied the game for the Hawks at a goal a piece at the 29 second mark of the second period. Unfortunately for the Hawks, one goal would not be enough. Ben Thorlakson, although charged with the loss, played a strong game in net for the Hawks.
The Hawks had some great scoring chances and just failed to capitalize. They are in a bit of a scoring drought registering only 4 goals in their last 3 games but if they keep positive and continue to work hard, things will change.
Next up is a preview of the quarter-final series. The St. Vital Victorias come to the Coy on Sunday night to wrap up the regular season. Game time is 7:30 P.M. should be a dandy!
On Sunday afternoon, your Hawks ventured down Hwy. 75 to Morris for an encounter with the Twisters. With the standings as tight as they are, this was an important game to both teams and they played as if it was the seventh game of a playoff series. This was arguably one of the best games of the season. It was end to end action all the way through. Both teams finished their checks and worked hard. Both goalies, Gavin Klassen for the Twisters and Andrew Derwin for the Hawks, frustrated shooters all afternoon with their strong performances between the pipes.
Unfortunately for the Hawks, Twister sniper Colin Grenier ripped a shot from the slot in the first period that eluded Derwin and as it turned out, was the only goal of the game.
Twisters 1 – Hawks 0
From my perch, this was one of those games that the Hawks probably deserved a better fate, but it wasn’t meant to be. Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to the victor!
Next up is a visit to the Coy by the River East Royal Knights. Puck drops at 7:30, hope to see you there.
On Feb 8th, before the tilt with the Stonewall Jets, the players gave a jersey to their # 1 fan, Brett Hutton. Fittingly, it had a number 1 on the back. Wear it with pride Brett!
On this night, our great fans were treated to a 5-0 victory!
Pictured are Brett Hutton, Ryan Hutton, Riley Court and Ben Thorlakson.
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Hawks president Wayne Deschouwer with 2013/2014 season graduates Jesse Toth, David Lafleche, and Scott Brauer. Thanks for some great years fellas!