After coming off a heart breaking shootout loss on Friday night, we looked to rebound from that and get back into the win column as we took on the St. Boniface Riels Sunday evening. The Riels were coming off a tough loss of their own on Friday so this one promised to be a good game.
Early into the 1st period, St. B would get on the score sheet with a power play goal. Not to be outdone, Austin Hesselbart would also score on a power play to tie it up at the 10:30 mark of the first! The assists went to Spencer Ferbers and Joben Smith. The first period would end with each team with a goal.
The second period would see the Riels get another goal to put themselves up by 1, but unfortunately we would not be able to do the same so after 40 minutes of play, the score would be 2-1.
That would change early in the 3rd though. Dylan Tanner would get his first goal as a Hawk to tie things up again at 2:47 of the period! Congratulations Dylan. We’re glad to have you on our side. The assist went to Mitch Justl and Max Gardiner.
Things remained tied for the remainder of the period so we would need extra time to figure this one out. With just seconds left on the clock, Matt Lawrence – with the assist from Quinn Werbowski – would find the back of the net to get the game winning goal and give us a dramatic OT win!
Ryan Hall was in net for us, stopping 33 of 35 shots for an impressive save percentage of .943 for the game.
We’re going to enjoy this victory for a few days, but we’ll be right back at it again this coming Thursday January 24th as we head to St Vital to take on the Victorias. St Vital has won the last 2 outings between us, but we look to change that this week. Puck drops at 7:30 pm at the Centennial Area. We hope to see you there to cheer us on!