HAGERSVILLE – A 6-4 loss to the visiting Niagara Riverhawks slipped the Hagersville Hawks into sixth place in the Southern Conference Jr. C rankings, after having the game stolen by a hot Niagara goalie, in Daniel Kocsis who faced 35 Hagersville shots while Stephen Tierney was tasked with 20 shots to handle.
It was a game determined by special teams as Niagara capitalized on four of six powerplay opportunities while Hagersville went two-for-eight in that category.
It was 2-2 after the first period and 3-3 after two. Niagara broke loose in the rough and tumble third period when the referees worked hard to keep the game from going completely off the rails as nasty feelings began to surface between the combatants.
Hagersville goals were scored by Zach Carr, with two and Nick Chariot and Jake Stevenson added a goal apiece.
But it’s not time to worry much about that yet.
The Hawks are still within striking distance of both the Dundas Blues and the Port Dover Sailors, who are only one point ahead. Hagersville has also played fewer games than both the Sailors and the Blues.
The Riverhawks and the Hawks skated stride for stride in the first two periods before the wild third period resulted in three Niagara goals, two on powerplays. Chariot’s goal came on a Hagersville powerplay with less than one minute remaining.
The Hawks hosted the Dunnville Mudcats Sunday night where
This week’s only game of the week is a Saturday night tilt with the Simcoe Storm in Hagersville, Nov. 19th, at 7:30 p.m.