HAGERSVILLE — What a turn around season it has been for the Jr. C Hagersville Hawks. After tripping over the starting line early, the Hawks have since crafted a solid hockey club that is rising to the top of the South Bloomfield Division with methodical purpose.
Saturday night, the Hamilton Huskies Jr. Blues left the Hagersville Arena, with a 5-2 decision over the Hagersville Hawks.
As of Tuesday, there was a 10 point hurdle to get over before they can challenge the Rangers for second, but the pressure is coming from below with the Niagara RiverHawks are in hot pursuit.
The Huskies Blues opened the scoring Saturday night with Connor Pilon connecting from Carter Franks at 6:31. Hawks’ Tycie Cowan evened the score from Ralph Taggart and Peter Cappucci at 14:43. Jamie Ferguson kept Hagersville in the game despite being outshot two-to-one, by the Blues., but when Hawks’ Keegan Cummings was sent off for tripping at 16:07, and Scott McLaren scored for the Blues at 17:53, for a 2-1 Hamilton lead after 20 minutes.
It was 4-2 following the second period after Will Thomas and Brady Bannon scored for Hamilton and Patrick Sanelli scored Hagersville’s second, and last of the night. McLaren put the exclamation mark on the Hamilton win at 16:01. The Hamilton Huskies Jr. Blues outshot Hagersville 32-22. The Hagersville power play was disconnected all seven times it had a chance to go make up ground, while Hamilton was 1-5 in that department.
The Hawks will try to get back in the winners circle this coming Saturday, Nov. 17th, at home when the Peach Kings come to town, followed by the Hespeler Shamrocks, Tuesday Nov. 20th.