Road trip Excitement

Last night your Charleswood Hawks took on the Transcona Railer Express at the East End Arena. The Railers had won the last 3 outings between these 2 clubs but we hoped to change that last night.

The first 20 minutes was another great period of hockey by your Hawks, with the shots being 11-10 for your boys, but neither side was able to find the back of the net so we would head back to the locker room to regroup and get ready for more great hockey.

At 13:16 of the second frame, Max Gardiner would find twine on the power play with the assist from Austin Hesselbart. With just over a minute left in the period, the Railers would get one of their own to end 40 minutes of play in a 1-1 tie.

Transcona would get another one early in the 3rd period but less than a minute later, Max Fisher would answer back with an unassisted goal of his own to tie things up at 2 a piece so we needed extra time to determine the winner of this one.

At 1:10 in the the extra frame, Joben Smith – with the assist by Spencer Ferbers – would find the back of the net and end the game with a final score of 3-2!

Final shots on net were 43-30 in favor of your Hawks. Patrick Wiens stood tall for us between the pipes last night, turning away 28 of 30 shots which would give him a save percentage of .933 for the game.

It was another exciting game of hockey for your Charleswood Hawks and we look to take this momentum into our next game this coming Sunday as we head to Seven Oaks to take on the Raiders. The last match between the 2 clubs ended in an exciting overtime 4-3 win for your Hawks and we look to repeat the win on Sunday. It will be an afternoon event so puck drop will be at 2:30 – we hope to see you there to cheer on your Hawks!

Starting the new year off right

Last night your Charleswood Hawks started the new calendar year off by heading out on the road to take on the Royal Knights. Your Hawks led the season series between these 2 clubs and we looked to continue that streak.

The first 20 minutes was an evenly matched event as shots were 15-14 for the Knights, but Charleswood would be the one to come out on top in the first as Mitch Justl – with the assist from Matt Lawrence – would find the back of the net at the half way mark of the period.

Even though the shots favored the Knights in the 2nd frame, your Hawks took charge of the game! Tanner Mulligan – with the assist from Austin Hesselbart – would score his first of the season at 1:58 into the period. Congratulations Tanner!

At 7:02 of the frame, Spencer Ferbers would find the net with the assist going to Joben Smith. Joben Smith – with the assist from Cam Petras – would also score at 13:04 of the frame to put your Hawks up 4-0 after 40 minutes of play.

River East would get one back in the 3rd but it wasn’t enough as your Hawks held on for a final 4-1 score, starting the new calendar year off on the right foot.

It’s time to take that momentum into our next game as we host the Pembina Valley Twisters this coming Tuesday January 8th. Puck drops at 8pm. We hope to see you all there to cheer on your boys.

Sunday Night in Fort Garry

After an exciting win at home on Friday night, your Charleswood Hawks looked to get another 2 points as we headed out to Century arena to take on the Twins. 

The first period saw some exciting hockey with the Twins out-shooting the Hawks 17-9, however neither team was able to get on the score sheet after 20 minutes of hockey. 

Early in the 2nd period, at the 2:18 mark, Max McLean would get your Hawks on the board with the assists going to Skylar Tremblay and Ben Wicha. The Twins capitalized on some penalties that went against your boys as they would add 2 power play goals and one even strength goal to end 40 minutes of play with a score of 3-1 for the Twins. 

The final frame had penalties go the other way though, and your Hawks took advantage of that twice as both Sean Robinson (assisted by Ben Wicha and Austin Hesselbart) and Max Gardiner (assisted by Mitch Justl and Austin Hesselbart) scored to bring your Hawks within one goal! In the dying minutes of the frame, we would pull the goalie to get the extra attacker on the ice in an attempt to tie things up, however the Twins would add an empty net goal to end the game with a final score of 5-3. 

Patrick Wiens had the duty between the pipes for your Hawks, stopping 50 shots on net to give him a .926 save percentage in the game! 

Your Charleswood Hawks now have a record of 8-9-4 on the season and now look to our next game this coming Friday. We’re back home this Friday night as we take on the Raiders who are on a 4 game winning streak, but we look to end that as this one promises to be another great match-up between these rivals. Puck drops at 7:30 at Eric Coy – hope to see you there.