HAGERSVILLE – It’s a deep hole but the Hagersville Hawks Jr. C’s are gradually digging themselves out of the basement of the league.
This past week the 6-12-2 Hawks posted a 4-4, single point tie with the Dundas Blues and a 3-0 win in Simcoe. The three points earned have given the Hawks a bridge to begin to climb up the standings. Currently, they are four points behind both Niagara and Dunnville, with 18-points.
Saturday in Simcoe, the Hag-Hawks took a 1-0 first period lead on Ralph Taggart’s goal at 18:49 of the first period, assisted by Noah Czyzewski.
There was no scoring in the second as Hagersville goaltender Adam McCormack and Simcoe’s Gavin McLeod each other for the middle 20-minutes.
In the third period, Hayden Smith and Cam Allan completed the scoring for a much needed Hagersville win.
Thursday night, a combination of clutch goaltending by Caledonia’s Adam McCormack and a Cam Allan’s tying goal scored at 12:55 of the final frame earned the Corvairs a single point.
After Hagersville earned a 2-0 first period lead on goals scored by Hagerville’s Zach Carr and Nick Visser.
Dundas came out for the second period an fire and scored four quick goals, starting with Chris Cudek’s goal at 28 seconds. Carter Franks followed at 1:18, Danny Attridge at 3:17 and Steve Bell’s goal at 5:56 handed the Blues a 4-2 lead before Visser stopped the bleeding for Caledonia at 8:47 to take a 4-3 lead.
Both teams worked hard in the third with close checking and great goaltending, but at 12:55, Cam Allan scored to even it up at 4-4. That would prove to be the last goal of the game as nothing was decided in OT.
Friday, Dec. 1, the Hawks and the Blues begin a home-and-home series with the same two teams meeting Saturday night Dec. 2 in Hagersville. Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Hawks are in Glanbrook.