HAGERSVILLE — The Jr. C Hagersville Hawks will move on after defeating the Niagara Riverhawks four games to one in the quarterfinal round Saturday night in Hagersville. After losing Game #1 of the series by the score of 1-0, the Hawks began to fly, winning the next four straight games. The most convincing of the four was Saturday night’s 8-4 triumph in Hagersville.
Matt Lemassuir and Dan Mederios set up a 2-0 first period lead and Michael Arch added a third goal early in the second period.
Backs against the wall, the Riverhawks’ Andrew Somerville and Jarrod Peacock cut deeply into that lead. Matt Rimac and Mederios righted the ship late in the frame to send the teams into the second intermission with Hagersville leading 5-2 and in charge.
Lemassuir scored his second of the night less than a minute into the third to double up on the Riverhawks 6-3. Niagara began chipping away at the lead but Cole Martin and Derel Friesen contributed to a strong finish for the 8-4 win.
In other Quarter Final series, Glanbrook swept the Simcoe Storm, Grimsby downed the Port Dover Sailors four games to two, and the Dundas Blues bounced the Dunnville Mudcats in four straight.