Hagersville Hawks lose some altitude

HAGERSVILLE – The Hagersville Hawks are losing altitude in the Jr. C standings after a not so successful week on the ice. The double loss slides the Hawks to fifth place in their division, four points behind Dundas, who a game in hand over Hagersville.

Sunday afternoon, in Port Dover, the Hawks fell behind 3-1 after the first period. The teams traded two goals each in the second for Dover’s 5-3 lead. There was no scoring in the third period.

Hawks scoring was attributed to Hayden Smith, Matt Weston and Tanner Brennecke.

The week began against the Dundas Blues. Try as they might, the Hagersville Hawks could not get that tying goal they needed to send Thursday nights Jr. C game against the Dundas Blues, into OT. It was a strong comeback attempt but fell just short as the Hawks dropped to one point ahead of the sixth place Niagara Riverhawks.

It all started out on the wrong foot for the Hagersville Hawks Thursday night in Dundas as Matt Weston scored two early powerplay goals. But the Hawks answered in the second half of the period to even the score at 2-2 heading into the second period. Ryan Nurse and Ray Thompson scored the Hagersville goals.

The Blues added two more in he second period leaving Hagersville a 4-2 deficit with 20 minutes left in regulation time thanks to Dundas goal scorers Chris Cudek and Cam McConnell.

Matt Killip breathed some life into the Hawks with an early third period goal to make it a one-goal game at 4-3. Brandon Waterhouse restored the two goal edge,  and with 45 seconds left, Derek Friesen drew close again but the clock became the enemy as the Blues held on for the 5-4 final.

The Hawks will face the Dunnville Jr. Mudcats in Dunnville Friday, Dec. 2nd, before returning home Saturday Dec. 3rd to take on the Port Dover Sailors in what could be a very important showdown for the standings as the Sailors and Hawks battle for position.

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