Thanks to a flurry of goals in the second period the Charleswood Hawks managed to fend off the St.Boniface Riels by a score of 5-2 on Monday night. Nolan Sekundiak opened up the scoring on the powerplay with his third of the season from Austin Hesselbart and Spencer Ferbers (who extended his scoring streak to 6 games). The second brought some back and forth action until the Riels’ Austin Kossack got them on the board with a lucky one beating Ben Thorlakson in a crowded crease. However, the Hawks responded with all guns blazing with 3 goals in only 2 minutes and 13 seconds to chase Riels netminder Reid Pennington from the game. First it was J.P. Lovell, then Shane Kustra-Nelson on the powerplay, which was capped by a Trevor Szyda backhand from the high slot. The third saw the Riels make it interesting with another lucky one off a rebound off the end board by Brayden North. Shane Kustra-Nelson put the game on ice with an empty netter to raise the Hawks record to 17-4-3 on the season good for second place in the MMJHL. The Coy will be rocking next Friday with the final home game before the Christmas Break when the 5th place St.James Canucks come to visit – so clear the schedule and we’ll see you at 7:30pm!
The Hawks survived a tight one on Friday night with a 2-1 victory over the Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins. The Twins managed to hold the Hawks in check until early in the third when newcomer Meyer Nell broke the game open on a pass from Spencer Ferbers. Then, midway through the third Nell and Ferbers worked their magic again to give the Hawks the 2-0 lead. The Twins got on the board late in the third on a marker by Nolan Libbrecht to to make it interesting, but Ryan Hall was in usual form shutting the door to give the Hawks their 5th straight win.
The win takes the Hawks record to 16-4-3, which kept them 6 points back of the Raiders who posted a 4-1 win over their own on Friday night…Spencer Ferbers continued his hot streak with a pair of helpers to make it points in 5 straight for him…Ryan Hall was named MMJHL goalie of the month again in November with 5 wins to go along with a ridiculous 0.67 GAA and 0.997 save percentage…20 year old Boissevain, MB native Meyer Nell skated in his first game for the Hawks after spending last season with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings…the Hawks are back in action on Monday night looking to make it 6 straight as they head to St.B for a clash with the Riels at 7:30pm.
Your Charleswood Hawks look to continue their push for first place in the MMJHL with a set of games on Friday and Monday night this week. First on Friday they look to continue their dominance of the Fort Rouge/Fort Garry Twins this season with a 7:30pm start at the Coy. Last time these familiar foes faced the Hawks shutout the Twins 5-0 over at the Century Arena. Don’t let their record fool you folks, the 8th place Twins managed to knock off the Raiders last Friday and gave the Railers a run for their money on Sunday on the back of rookie goaltender Luke Zacharias.
On Monday, take our advice and skip the Patriots/Dolphins game…it is going to be a snoozer! Instead hop in the car and make the drive to St.Boniface to watch the Hawks take on the Riels at 7:30pm over at the Notre Dame Arena. Last time these two tangled on a Monday night the Hawks pulled it off in overtime with a 3-2 win. The Riels are strongly looking to get back in the win column, so expect a good battle between these two.