HAGERSVILLE – Between the Hagersville Hawks’ solid two-way performance, led by Six Nations’ Mitch Green, solid goaltending from Curtis Dortenzio and an all-out bad outing by the Simcoe Storm, the Hawks cruised to a 10-2 victory. It was a fine follow up to their 7-3 win last Tuesday night, Nov. 18, over the Port Dover Sailors at the Hagersville Arena.
The Hag-Hawks are now 11-8-1-0 and tied for second place heading into Tuesday night’s clash with the Dunnville Mudcats, in Hagersville. The game will miss our print deadline. Thursday night they travel to Dundas to take on the second place Blues.
Sunday, Jacob Soloman took advantage of a Simcoe penalty at 6:22 to open the scoring with a powerplay goal assisted by Nick Sherwood and Derek Friesen. Green put the first notch on his stick at 7:40 from Brett Dykstra and Kyle Phibbs to made it 2-0.
Corson Searles scored for the Storm before Green added his second of the period at 12:09.
The story of the second period was a closer contest, but was beginning to boil over and when Dortenzio was run over by McKinnon at 19:16, Simcoe’s Nathan McKinnon and Hagersville’s Clayton Millard did battle.
Soloman scored the lone goal of the second period to make it a 4-1 game heading into the third.
Searles scored his second of the game for Simcoe on a powerplay with Mitch Green serving a leftover second period tripping call. But while the Storm seemed more interested in anything other than hockey in a very rough third period, the Hawks began filling the Simcoe net with six unanswered goals, three of them on powerplays.
Soloman, Cole Martin, Brett Dykstra, Nick Sherwood, Derek Friesen and Jake Richards all added goals to humiliate the Storm 10-2.
Last Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Hawks dominated as well over the Port Dover Sailors with a 7-3 win. The score was flattering for the Sailors, who were outshot 52-31.
Two late Port Dover goals when the game was well out of reach, saved some face for Dover.
Earning goals for the Hagersville squad were Dylan Spurr, Jake MacDougall, Jacob Brown, Mitch Green, Derek Friesen, Dan Mederios and Matt Rimac. For Dover were Michael Almas, Michael Boateng and Colin Streutker. Photo by Jim Windle