HAGERSVILLE – There were a lot of shots and very few goals Saturday night as the Hagersville Jr. C Hawks defeated the visiting Simcoe Storm 2-1.
There were a total of 86 shots on goal, 47 by Hagersville and 39 by Simcoe, as Hawks goalie Stephen Tierney and Storm net minder Gavin McLeod each played well.
Bradley Stitt put the Storm ahead 1-0 at 3:31 of the first period but Zach Car answered quickly at 4:54 to even the score. There was no scoring in the second period despite Simcoe’s 12 shots and Hagersville’s 13.
Both goalies continued to turn away scoring chances at each end in the third period until Hagersville’s Tanner Brennecke broke the deadlock at 10:11 scoring from Wesley Fritz and Hayden Smith.
The win put the Hawks one point behind Port Dover who are ahead of the Hawks in fourth place and three points behind Niagara in third place.
On Thursday night, October 27th, the Hagersville Hawks will be guests of the Niagara Riverhawks for a 7:30 start, before returning home Saturday night, October 29th to face the Dunnville Jr. Mudcats in Hagersville.