HAGERSVILLE – The Hagersville Hawks spread their scoring across the bench with six goals scored by six different players as they defeated the Port Dover Sailors 6-3 in Dover, Sunday night. Coupled with a 2-1 win the night before over the Niagara Riverhawks, the Hag-hawks leaped over Niagara into fifth place in the Niagara District Jr. C standings.
The next hurdle is to surpass Glanbrook, who are four points ahead of Hagersville, who hold a game in hand. After the Sailors took a 2-0 lead with both goals scored by Nick Chiarot, Mitch Green cut the Port Dover lead in half at 11:58 with an assist from Kyle Phibbs.
Hagersville turned it on in the second. Phibbs evened the score at 4:26 from Cole Martin, and Bailey Fletcher gave Hagersville a 3-2 lead six minutes later from Jacob Soloman. However, the lead would not hold. Barry Steutker evened the score at 3-3, but with 1:53 remaining in the second period, Matt Lemasurier put Hagersville up 4-3 entering the third period.
Hagersville protected their end in the third while adding goals by Dan Mederios and Brett Dykstra into an open net with 30 seconds left while playing short-handed. Tuesday night, the Hawks entertained the Simcoe Storm.
Results were unavailable at press-time.
Thursday night, they will be in Dundas to face the Blues before hosting the Sailors again Saturday night in Hagersville. Sunday, they travel to Simcoe. A good week on the ice could move the Hawks further up the standings to overtake Glanbrook for fourth place.