HAGERSVILLE – After a less than auspicious start to the season, the Jr. C Hagersville Hawks are finding their wings and are gaining altitude in the standings as a result. The Hawks are now in third place with a 7-6-1 record, four behind second place Grimsby.
Saturday, Oct 29th, the Hawks beat the Dunnville Jr. Mudcats, 5-1. After Dunnville’s Chad Springer scored at 4:02 of the first period, it was all Hagersville, with Zach Carr, Matt Killip, Travis Bell and Tyler Nagy, with two, answering that goal and piling on.
Despite the score, it was a closer game than one may think as Stephen Tierney was called upon 38 times, blocking all but one.
Earlier in the week, the Hag-Hawks defeated Niagara Thursday night in Niagara, 3-1 on goals scored by Wesley Fritz, Matt Weston, and an empty netter by Zach Carr.
So far this early season, the Hawks are led by Derek Friesen (6G,13A), Matt Watson (8G,9A), and Ralph Taggart (8G,5A).
The Hawks will see action again Saturday night at the Hagersville Arena when the first place Glanbrook Regals are in town for a 7:30 p.m. start.