Sunday night saw your Charleswood Hawks host the Stonewall Jets in what would be the final regular season meet up between these 2 clubs. Stonewall was coming in to the Eric Coy having lost their last 4 games and your Hawks were looking for a rebound after a tough loss on Friday night.
The shot clock was certainly working hard in the first period as your Hawks would throw 15 shots at Stonewalls goalie. At the 11:18 mark of the first, Sean Robinson – with the assists by Dylan Hess and Spencer Ferbers – would get a shot past the goaltender to put your Hawks up by after 20 minutes.
The second period was a much more evenly matched shots on goal, however Ben Wicha – with assists from Austin Hesselbart and Joben Smith – would find the back of the net for his 5th of the year. The goal came at 19:23 of the period.
With your Hawks up 2-0 after 40 minutes of play, the 3rd frame promised to deliver some great hockey, and that is exactly what we got. At 14:13 of the frame, Joben Smith would get an unassisted goal! Just under 2 minutes later, Taylor Opperman would net a 4th goal for your Hawks with the assists by Nolan Sekundiak and Mitch Justl. The final score was 4-0 in favor of your Hawks.
Patrick Wiens took on the goaltending duties last night, turning away all 31 shots he faced last night, earning himself his first shutout of the season! Final shots would be 38-31 in favor of your Hawks.
Your Charleswood Hawks now sit 16-16-6 on the season and look to improve on that, as they host the Raiders this coming Friday, February 15th. Puck drops at 7:30 at the Eric Coy. We hope to see you all there!
The Charleswood Hawks would like to express their deepest thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Wayne Deschouwer last night, with the raising of his banner to the Eric Coy rafters. It was truly an amazing evening, that brought everyone together to remember a great man, who was so much more than just our President. We will never be able to fully express what Wayne meant to us, but raising his banner up at the rink that’s home to his Hawks, will ensure that generations to come will know how much he meant to the Charleswood Hawks and the community that surrounded him.
Once again, a sincere thank you to everyone for supporting this memorable evening. It was a night that will forever be in our hearts.