Heading into Game # 4, there was no doubt on either teams part that they were at a critical juncture of the series. A Twins victory and the series would be knotted up at 2 and a Hawk win and the boys head home to the cozy confines of the Coy with a 3 games to 1 lead.
The Twins stormed out of the gate in this one and hemmed the Hawks in their own end for most of the first period. As we have all witnessed a countless number of times, one team has most of the control of a period and it is their opponent who strikes first and that was the case tonight. JP Lovell fired a howitzer that eluded Fiorentino in the Twins net. It was assisted by Quinn Werbowski and Reg Bowles on a Hawk’s powerplay. The only two goals of the second period were scored by the Hawks. Meyer Nell from JP Lovell would score the eventual winner and later in the frame Quinn Werbowski off a great feed from Taylor Opperman would give the Hawks a three goal cushion heading into the third. Dylan Zeke would be the benefactor of some hard work by Noah Robidoux short handed to put the Hawks up by 4. The Twins would get on the board late in the period with a PP marker from Cole Zadro and that would be all the scoring in this one. Make the final, Hawks 4 Twins 1.
Ryan Hall made 29 saves to earn the win stopping 13 alone in period # 1. Twin starter Mario Fiorentino was credited with 11 saves and the loss and his replacement Luke Zacharias made 18. Hawks were 1 for 4 on the PP and killed off 4 of 5 Twin odd man advantages.
Game # 5 is scheduled for the Eric Coy Arena on Friday, March 16th with a 7:30 p.m. puck drop. No question the Twins will be out to extend the series and your Hawks will want to end it, should be a dandy! See you Friday at the Coy!