Hagersville Hawks split weekend games

HAGERSVILLE The Grimsby Peach Kings doubled up on the Hagersville Hawks in Jr. C hockey action at the Hagersville arena Saturday night to spoil the Hawks’ home opener before a good-sized early season crowd.

The new 2014-2015 season opened on the right skate for Hagersville Friday night in Dunnvile with a 3-1 win over the Mudcats, to spoil their home opener.

Friday night, the Hawks and Mudcats went scoreless in the first period before Mitch Green recorded the first goal of the new season at 1:27 of the second period assisted by Jonathan Pace and Cole Martin. Derek Friesen made it 2-0 at 16:53 from Brett Dykstra and Jacob Simon.

The Mudcats notched their first goal of the year at 10:56 of the third period with the assist going to Matt Dolan, but Hagersville’s Dan Mederios put the game away at 15:20, from Kyle Phibbs and Green.

Saturday night at home, the Hawks were on the bad side of a 4-2 score against the Grimsby Peach Kings.

Andrew Brown made it 1-0 for the visitors at 1:24, but Hagersville’s Derek Friesen evened it up at 2:56 from Brett Dykstra and Dylan Spurr.

An outbreak of three Hawks penalties, including Brayden Hill for interference, Mitch Green for tripping, and Matt Rimac for unsportsmanlike conduct, all within seconds of each other, left the Hawks down two men for a full two minutes.

Grimsby took full advantage of the windfall and Curtis Conrad delivered on a powerplay for the Kings at 12:48.

The score was 3-1 for the Kings heading into the third period where the score held until 17:51 when Brayden Hill brought the Hawks one goal closer with the assists going to Mitch Green and Cole Martin.

Hagersville pulled Matt Murphy from the net for an extra man but the move backfired with Grimsby’s Curtis Jacques cashing into the empty net for the 4-2 final.

The Hawks will fly into Dundas to face the Blues on Thursday, Sept 25th before the Glanbrook Rangers visit Hagersville Saturday Sept. 27th for a 7:30 pm start.

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