Your Charleswood Hawks moved to just 2 points back of first place with a hard fought 2-1 victory on Thursday night over the St.Vital Vics. Ryan Hall had yet another solid performance between the pipes for the Hawks with 23 saves letting up a lone goal on a Vics powerplay in the second. Scoring from the Hawks came didn’t come from the usual subjects on Thursday as Austin Hesselbart notched his first of the season late in the first from Reg Bowles and Noah Robidoux. The game was tied going into the final frame until Taylor Opperman knocked in his second of the year from Hesselbart at 6:37, which proved to be the game winner.
The win lifts the Hawks record to 20-4-3 on the season good for second place in the MMJHL…the victory gives Charleswood 9 straight, which is good for the second longest streak in the league this year next to the Raiders 12…the Hawks are now off for the holidays until they return on January 3rd with a battle at home against the Raiders…this one has all the markings of a classic, so make sure to clear the schedule and arrive early for the best seats!
Your Charleswood Hawks made it eight straight on Sunday night in Morris with a narrow 2-1 decision over the Pembina Valley Twisters. Spencer Ferbers continued his hot streak with the opening goal of the game for the second time this weekend on the powerplay on a pass from Sean Robinson. The Twisters then managed to tie it up under a minute later on a goal by Alex Tetrault. The Hawks turned the Morris Recreation Complex into a shooting gallery in the second firing a ridiculous 21 shots at the Twisters Travis Klassen, but were unable to light the lamp. At the other end of the rink Ben Thorlakson held the fort for the Hawks until Noah Robidoux netted the game winner 6:36 into the third period.
The win takes the Hawks’ record to 19-4-3 on the season just four points out of top spot…Shane Kustra-Nelson netted on assist on the game winner in his 150th career MMJHL game…the Hawks wrap up for the holidays on Thursday against the Vics at the St.Vital Centennial Arena with a puck drop at 7:30pm.
Kustra-Nelson takes the face-off in a wild second period on Monday night (P.Weissgaerber/Charleswood Hawks)
Thanks to a flurry of goals in the second period the Charleswood Hawks managed to fend off the St.Boniface Riels by a score of 5-2 on Monday night. Nolan Sekundiak opened up the scoring on the powerplay with his third of the season from Austin Hesselbart and Spencer Ferbers (who extended his scoring streak to 6 games). The second brought some back and forth action until the Riels’ Austin Kossack got them on the board with a lucky one beating Ben Thorlakson in a crowded crease. However, the Hawks responded with all guns blazing with 3 goals in only 2 minutes and 13 seconds to chase Riels netminder Reid Pennington from the game. First it was J.P. Lovell, then Shane Kustra-Nelson on the powerplay, which was capped by a Trevor Szyda backhand from the high slot. The third saw the Riels make it interesting with another lucky one off a rebound off the end board by Brayden North. Shane Kustra-Nelson put the game on ice with an empty netter to raise the Hawks record to 17-4-3 on the season good for second place in the MMJHL. The Coy will be rocking next Friday with the final home game before the Christmas Break when the 5th place St.James Canucks come to visit – so clear the schedule and we’ll see you at 7:30pm!