Hawks season ends

hawks mar 31

Tuesday night at the Eric Coy arena saw our Hawks “never say die” but they could not muster enough to better the St. Boniface Riels.

The Hawks opened the scoring with Mike Lorange scoring his 5th of the playoffs, but the Riels would immediately answer with 2 quick goals from Michael Gorrie and Mark Sharman.  The second frame saw only one goal from Riels’ Nick Doyle late in the period.   The Hawks would charge back in the 3rd to tie the game with Cory Yeroschak netting his 3rd and Mike Lorange scoring his 6th of the playoffs.  The tie game held up until half way through the 3rd period when Brian Dies scored the eventual game winner.  34 seconds later Russell Trudeau would add one more to put the Riels up by 2.   With the Hawks fighting back, time ran out with an empty netter by Mark Sharman to complete the scoring 6-3 Riels.

Now the Riels will meet the Raiders in the MMJHL Finals.  Both teams had great seasons and the Charleswood Hawks wish them both the best of luck! 

Fans, Executive and Coaches are proud of what our Hawks accomplished this season.  Thanks for a great season guys!

Hawks come up short

hawks Mar 30

Sunday night at Southdale saw a couple of evenly matched teams go toe to toe once again.  This day, the St Boniface Riels would land the winning blow with Charleswoods’ best coming up short on the wrong end of a 2-1 game.

It didn’t take long for the Riels to wobble the Hawks with Nick Doyle scoring his 6th of the post season 1:29 into the game.  The eventual game winning tally would be added in the first period by Michael Gorrie (his 7th of the playoffs).  While the Riels were getting into penalty trouble affording the Hawks a 2 man advantage late in the first period, the Hawks power play came up short until 9:26 of the second period when James Bergal lit the lamp for the good guys.  That would be all for scoring with both teams trading opportunities until the final bell.  Ben Thorlakson was kept busy in the twine stopping 33 of 35 shots.  Ryan Grossmueller would get the win for the Riels backing 23 of 24 directed his way.

The Riels have won three in a row and lead the series 3-2.  It’s “do or die” for the Hawks now, and Tuesday night should be a good tilt at the barn on Oakdale as both teams line up for a 7:30 meeting at the Eric Coy Arena.  Don’t miss that one!