HAGERSVILLE ‑ The Hagersville Hawks survived a determined comeback attempt by the Dundas Blues on the way to a 5-3 win.
Hagersville took a 5-2 lead during the third period, only to have Dundas storm back on a Quinn Sallows’ goal 19:25 into the third period to pull to two goals down.
The Hawks were led by Michael Arch, who racked up one goal. Arch scored 44 seconds into the third period to make the score 4-2 Hagersville. Dan Mederios assisted on the tally.
Hagersville’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Dundas power plays. The Hawks kept the Blues’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Colin Bilik made 40 saves on 45 shots.
Hagersville also got points from Mitch Green, who also had two goals and one assist. Hagersville also had goals scored by Matt Lemassuir and Derek Friesen, who each put in one. In addition, Hagersville received assists from Cole Martin, who had two and Sebastian Welc, Clayton Millard, and Bailey Fletcher, who contributed one each.
Dundas stifled Hagersville’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Hawks were unable to stop the Blues from sending pucks towards the net, and Dundas eventually piled up 48 shots on goal.
The Blues were helped by Chris Cudek, who finished with one goal. Cudek scored 5:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Dundas. Liam Buckley picked up the assist. Dundas also got a goal from Domenic Procopio as well. Other players who recorded assists for Dundas were Ray Thompson, Justin Homer, Mitch Moriarity, and Phoenix Schueler, who each chipped in one.
Stephen Tierney made 45 saves for Hagersville on 48 shots. The Hawks incurred 48 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Dundas incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. For the Blues, Cam Docherty was ejected from the game.
Saturday Dec 5th, the Hawks get back on the ice to face off against Glanbrook at the Hagersville Arena at 7:30. Then it’s a road game against the Simcoe Storm on Sunday Dec. 6th.