It is not very often you can ever say that there was not much at stake to the victor of a Hawks / Twisters contest but that was really the case in Morris last evening. Your Hawks had wrapped up second place a week earlier and the Twisters were dropped from playoff contention on Monday night. Probably safe to say the only thing on the line was bragging rights to whom would own the season series between the two teams. In the end , the Twisters would dominate the short OT period and skate off with a 4 – 3 OT win and claim the this year’s rivalry by a 3 games to 2 margin.
The Twisters would open the scoring early in the first period but the Hawks would answer back with a pair off the sticks of Sean Robinson and JP Lovell. The teams would head to the break with your Hawks up a goal. In the second period, the Twisters scored two to take the lead but Max McLean would score to send the teams off knotted at three. The third period did not produce a goal and it was off to OT where the Twisters ended it at the 1:25 mark on a shot from Elijah Carels. Recording assists for the Hawks were Mitch Justl, Quinn Werbowski, Reg Bowles, Spencer Ferbers and Shea Gorenstein.
Ben Thorlakson made 42 saves in the Hawks net while his Twister counterpart, Griffin Dyck stopped 38 Hawk attempts to record the win.
Lately, it has been a tough go for your Hawks, who have dropped 6 of their last 10 games. Not quite the roll you want to be on heading into the proverbial second season. Bottom line and a positive going into the playoffs is that the slate has been wiped clean. No one will remember the previous 45 games. It is a fresh start.