Your Charleswood Hawks dropped a heart breaker 2-1 to the Transcona Railer Express on Sunday night to close out the 2018 MMJHL Showcase weekend. The Hawks looked great on Sunday night as they took the play to Transcona for large portions of the game, but unfortunately came up on the wrong side in this one as they failed to contain the potent Railer Express powerplay. The Railer Express got out in front in the first with a powerplay marker when Noah Skorpad banged in a rebound for his 20th of the year. Transcona moved out to a 2-0 lead midway through the second when Nicolas Gravel scored a seeing eye single that meandered its way through a crowd to unfortunately get by Ryan Hall. The Hawks finally got on the board in the final minute of the second as Meyer Nell dug out a puck behind the net for Dylan Zeke who went high blocker side on Connor Shaw (check it out below) . The third again saw the Hawks dominate as they outshot the Railer Express by a margin of 10-4, but were unable to get the equalizer.
The loss is the first in 13 games for the Hawks who record drops to 23-5-3 on the season…playing in his 125th MMJHL contest on Sunday Dylan Zeke’s goal in the second gives a points in each of his last 4 games…the Hawks look to get back in the win column when they return to the Coy with the usual 7:30pm start time on Friday for a date with the St.Boniface Riels.
The 2018 MMJHL Showcase weekend is right around the corner where each of the 10 MMJHL member teams will be playing 2 regular season games at the BellMTS IcePlex in an effort to let out the secret of the calibre and skill level of the league. The action all kicks off this Friday with a pair of games starting at 6:45pm. Your Charleswood Hawks will be looking for their 12th straight win when they face the River East Royal Knights on Saturday at 6:45pm. Then on Sunday with the same start time they take on the Transcona Railer Express in a battle of two of the top teams in the league this year. We hope to see you there!
Your Charleswood Hawks held on for a tight 2-1 victory on Sunday night over the Stonewall Jets for their 11th straight win. Noah Robidoux opened the scoring for the red and black with a beauty of a tip in on a Reg Bowles shot from the point at 12:45 of the first. The Jets brought all their guns to the fight in the first out shooting the Hawks by a margin of 14 to 10, but as he usually does – Ryan Hall stood tall to shut the door on them. After a long possession in the Hawks zone, Chase Faulkner broke through for the Jets putting away a rebound that would be his league leading 44th point of the campaign. The boys in red didn’t let it get them down as the fought hard in the second and it paid off in spades as Shea Gorenstein ripped one past Hunter Ploszay midway through the second (check it out below!). The Jets sustained furious pressure in the Hawks zone for the final minutes of the game, but were unable to get the equalizer giving the good guys the win.
As noted the win is the 11th straight for the Hawks that raises their record to 22-4-3, good for second in the league…Dylan Zeke recorded 2 assists on Sunday, which brings him to 75 points in his MMJHL career…Shea Gorenstein posted a season high 1 goal and 1 assist on Sunday…Ryan Hall started off January with another strong performance lowering his GAA to 1.11 on the year…the Hawks are back in action next during the MMJHL showcase weekend at BellMTS IcePlex with a pair of games on Saturday (vs. River East) and Sunday (vs. Transcona) with both getting underway at 6:45pm.