Hawks take Raiders in Shootout 3-2

Taylor Opperman beats McHolm at 12:27 of the first period (D.Mahussier/1812 Photography)

Taylor Opperman beats Kyle McHolm at 12:27 of the first period (D.Mahussier/1812 Photography)

It was everything it was slated to be on Wednesday night as the Hawks took their 10th straight with a 3-2 shootout win over the Raiders Junior Hockey Club. The Raiders jumped ahead early into this one, in fact it was just 3 seconds into the first with a marker by Cody Merritt. Lesser teams would have crumbled, but your Hawks did not let this derail them and managed to tie it up midway through the first with a goal by J.P. Lovell.  A little over 3 minutes later Taylor Opperman added another one from Riley Gilmore and Trevor Szyda. The Raiders Kruz Listmayer then managed to tie it up 3:06 into the second. And from there Ben Thorlakson was unbeatable for the Hawks the rest of the  way turning everything left, right, and centre away – he showed why he is one of the top goalies in the league as he turned away 42 shots on the evening including another 3 in the shootout. This one went the distance all the way to a shootout that saw Noah Robidoux the only scorer as he beat Kyle McHolm glove side with a nice shot for the win!


The win moves Charleswood to just 3 points back of top spot in the MMJHL…Prior to puck drop on Wednesday Hawks alumni Mike Lorange and Beau Zelenewich were each recognized with the Hawks President Award…Trevor Szyda kept his hot streak going against the Raiders this year with an assist, he now has 6 points in the 4 contests against them on the year…The boys are back in action on the road Sunday night with a tilt against the fourth place Stonewall Jets – the puck drops at 7:30pm.