Game 2 was another close one between your Charleswood Hawks and the Pembina Valley Twisters. After a thrilling double OT game on Friday night, the Hawks were looking to tie up the series.
The Twisters would go up 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, but the 2nd period saw plenty of action as Pembina would find the back of the net twice more, however Joben Smith would put your Hawks on the board at 8:56 with the assists from Nolan Sekundiak and Austin Hesselbart. Pembina would get into some penalty problems late in the 2nd and Matt Lawrence would capitalize on it at the 18:39 mark to bring the Hawks within 1 goal after 40 minutes. The assist went to Joben Smith.
The 3rd period would prove to be even busier for the goaltenders as shots on goal in the frame would be 17-16 in favor of the Hawks. The Twisters would go up by 2 after scoring early in the period, however your captain, Spencer Ferbers, had something to say about that as he would get an unassisted goal at 9:28 of the period to bring the score within 1 again. Even with Ryan Hall being pulled to get the extra attacker in the dying minutes of the frame, the Hawks were just not able to tie things up as the final score would be 4-3 for Pembina.
With the series now being at 2-0 for Pembina, game 3 will go back to Morris this coming Wednesday. Considering how close the first 2 games have been, your Charleswood Hawks are hoping for the win in Morris. Puck drops at 7:30. We hope to see you there – It’ll be a dandy!
Game one of the playoffs for your Charleswood Hawks started with some very exciting hockey.
Your Hawks would open up the scoring at the halfway point of the 1st with a shot from Max Gardiner with the assist from Kyle Nanton! The Twisters would get on the board themselves, ending the first frame at one a piece.
Pembina would take a 2-1 lead in the 2nd, but your Hawks wouldn’t let off the pressure as Mitch Justl would tuck his first of the playoffs into the Twisters net. The assist went to Matt Lawrence.
The 3rd period saw a lot of back and forth hockey, however both goaltenders stood tall to turn away every shot they faced so extra time would be needed to decide a winner of this one.
The first overtime period would showcase the talent between the 2 clubs, but with no scoring, we would need another OT period to solve this game. In double Overtime is when Pembina would score to end game one in a 3-2 final.
Even though game 1 went to Pembina, the excitement is already building for game 2 of the series which will be this Sunday March 17 at Eric Coy. Please join us to cheer on your Charleswood Hawks to win game 2. Puck drops at 7:30. We hope to see you there – it’ll be a dandy.
With warmer weather approaching, it can only mean one thing…playoff season has begun and playoff fever has gripped Hawks nation!
With a regular season record of 18-20-7, your Charleswood Hawks finished in 8th place this season, meaning the first round will be against the 1st place Pembina Valley Twisters. While the season series with Pembina may not have favored the Hawks, playoff hockey is a whole different game, where anything can happen.
The excitement is building for this series as it promises to be a great match-up between 2 highly skilled teams who put everything on the line, each and every single game. Your Charleswood Hawks are proud to be community owned hockey club and truly value ever fan that cheers them on, so come join us on the road this coming Friday as game one is set to take place at the Morris Rec Complex. Puck drops at 7:30 so make sure to be early as we expect a packed house. We hope to see you there. Go Hawks Go!!