HAGERSVILLE — They were late starting, but once the Hagersville Hawks finally got off the ground, they been a force to be reckoned with. Saturday, at the Hagersville Arena, the Hagersville Hawks and the second place Grimsby Peach Kings battled to a rare 1-1 tie game after a fruitless OT period.
All the scoring came early with Nick Visser scoring his seventh goal of the season for the Hawks at 3:57 of the opening frame, and Ry Beattie answered on a powerplay at 7:13 of the second period. That would be all as both goalies were putting on a show for the fans.
Justin Easter turned aside 24 shots and Grimsby’s Riley Maskell, had a busier night stopping 34 of 35 shots from Hagersville sticks.
The Hag-Hawks sixth win of the season lifted them a point over Niagara Falls to occupy the third spot with 15 points. But there is still a chasm between themselves and the second place Peach Kings who are 12-1-1 for 25 points, ten ahead of the Hawks after 14 games played so far this early season.
The opposition only gets tougher this coming Saturday night when the first place Glanbrook Rangers bring their 13 wins and no losses to the Hagersville Arena in the biggest test for the Hawks so far this season. Paris native, Nick Visser, leads the Hagersville scoring list with seven goals and seven assists in 14 games played.
The Hawks finished last season in fifth place with 15 wins, 24 losses, a tie and an OT win in 42 regular season games.