Friday February 14, 2020
Final: 5-4 Hawks
Sunday February 16, 2020
Final: 3-0 Hawks
Two big wins is a weekend well spent.
After trailing River East 4-3 on a goal which was rewarded to them after three more minutes of play and three more minutes of referee/goal judge consultation, we gelled. We scored two quick goals and held the 5-4 lead to the final buzzer. We protected the slot and kept any attempt by River East to the perimeter. Solid defensive hockey.
Sunday brought the nasty Railer Express group to our barn for a dust-up. If you attended, you felt the tension and the mutual dislike our Hawks have for their boys. We took our lumps and did not panic. We opened late in the first on a lovely sidestep, sharp-shoot from Justl. 1-0
The second period saw us get another after some gritty battling by Gardiner and Fisher flushed the puck out to Mulligan who bulged the gaping twine. 2-0, end of two. We know how hard the Express play and we elevated our game to erase their chances. We secured the slot in our end and kept them to the perimeter, same as we did against River East. Express pulled their goalie and Mulligan and Fisher blocked three point shots, poked the puck out of our zone where Fisher crossed centre and lobbed the 3-0 tally into the empty net.
Shut Out Wiens! Sensational!
Ferbs looked strong and quick…the fire is refuelling
Hess got banged and crushed by the Express all game but kept his cool and secured the puck in our end time after time…such a determined effort you play with, Hess, keep it up
We kept our cool and the Express did not. Our discipline turned into a work ethic that saw us shut out one of the league’s top teams.
We’re one win from .500 hockey…that is a terrific battle back from 11 players on and off the injury list two months ago.
We are dialed in.