The Hawks won their third consecutive game but it wasn’t easy. You knew, because of the result of their game in Stonewall on Friday, that it was going to be a fired up Canucks teams that the Hawks would be facing and it was. The game was back and forth all night long with both teams having opportunities to light up the lamp on numerous occasions.
The only goal of the first two periods was by the Canucks. The Hawks would tie it up early in the third and shortly there after, the Canucks would regain the lead. Hawks would score two quick ones to take a 3 to 2 lead but the Canucks would send the game into OT with only less than 4 minutes to play. OT began with the Hawks a man down and would resolve nothing. The Hawks would out score the Canucks by a 2 – 1 margin in the shoot out enabling them to exit the Civic Centre with a very valuable two points.
Leading the Hawk offence on this night would be Ryan Hutton with a pair and an assist. Tyler Morwick chipped in with a goal and a helper and the other Hawk goal scorer was Cory Yeroschak with his eleventh of the season. Earning assists were CaleTimlick, Shawn Pachet and Tyson Bannatyne.
Ben Thorlakson turned aside 28 of the 31 shots directed his way to earn his seventh victory of the year. Hawks were 0 for one on the PP and were successful in killing both Canuck PP opportunities.
Hawks next appearance is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 27 at the 7 Oaks Ice Plex and the opponent will be the first place Raiders. Puck drops at 7:30 P.M.
Although the Hawks won the game, the big winner was the Braden Pettinger “Go Fund Me” fund! Between the generous fans with the 50/50 draw and the Hawks matching the 50/50 amount, $750 will be donated towards the fund set up to help out one of Manitoba’s young players. In an unfortunate hockey accident Braden suffered a spinal injury while playing for the Portage Terriers of the MJHL. The Hawks wish the best of recovery for Braden.
Those wishing to donate can do so @ https://www.gofundme.com/77ag2dq4
Now on to less important things; Friday nights game between the Charleswood Hawks and Pembina Valley Twisters.
After going down by one in the first period, the Hawks Power Play clicked scoring 3 PP goals on the night with the eventual outcome being Hawks 6, Twisters 3.
Hawks goal getters were James Bergal, Riley Gilmore, Cory Yeroschak, Shawn Pachet, Cole Benediktson, and Beau Zelenewich. Ben Thorlakson got the “W” turning away 34 of 37 shots.
Next game is Sunday Nov 22, as the Hawks travel to the St. James Civic Center to take on the St. James Canucks. Game time is 7:30! The winner takes 3rd place in the standings, so you know both teams will be up for the game!
Special Thanks to the Charleswood Junior High School Band for the playing of our National Anthem! (below)
On Friday, the Hawks couldn’t buy a goal and on Sunday, they had lit the lamp on three occasions before the first period was even in the books. At times, this game can really leave you shaking your head and I guess that is one of the main reasons we love it so.
No less than thirteen Hawks got their names recorded on the game sheet. Leading the offensive charge were James Bergal with a pair of goals and Dylan Zeke with a goal and an assist. Other Hawk marksmen were Cory Yeroschak and Shane Kustra-Nelson. Earning assists on the night were Cale Timlick, Cody Groen, Alex Hollyoake, Brendan Hill, Ryan Hutton, Beau Zelenewich, Shawn Pachet, Riley Gilmore and Michael Lorange. A nice night’s work!
Recording his fifth win of the season between the pipes was Ben Thorlakson who made 26 saves on the 27 shots directed his way. Hawks were 0 for 2 on the PP and 4 for 4 on the PK.
Next up are the second place Pembina Valley Twisters. The game takes place on Friday, Nov. 20th at the Eric Coy Arena. Puck drops at 7:30 P.M.