Hagersville Hawks sputtering, so far
HAGERSVILLE – The Hagersville Jr. C Hawks stumbled out of the gate for the 2017/2018 hockey season, but have regained their footing as the young season is progressing.
A horrific September opened with a 7-4 loss to Glanbrook, Sept. 16, followed the next day with a 4-2 loss in Port Dover.
Grimsby had its way with the Hawks 7-2 on September 15, but the Hawks came off the ropes September 23, at home, with an 8-5 win over Niagara, and closed out September with an 8-2 pummelling of the Simcoe Storm.
October is following the same pattern for the Hawks as Dunnville and Dundas beat Hagersville on October 6 and 7.
Saturday night in Hagersville, the Dundas Blues netted two late period goals scored by Connor Pilon at 17:57 and Chris Curdek at 19:42.
Tycie Cowan got Hagersville in the game at 4:07 from Zach Carr and Matt McKeraghan. There wasn’t much time for celebration on the Hawks bench however. The Blues responded a minute and a half later with Hayden Smith off for cross checking. Brent Carey added to the Blues lead at 12:34 which Hawks’ Carr returning the favour at 14:36, to complete the two period scoring at 4-2 for Dundas.
Car made it a hat-trick with a powerplay goal at 2:45 from Cowan and Riley Pinkney. Chris Cudek completed his hat-trick for Dundas at 8:09 for the 5-3 final score.
Friday night at the Dunnville Memorial Arena, the Mudcats took a 7-4 win from the Hawks.
It was 2-1 for Dunnville after the first period, 6-2 after two periods in advance of the 7-4 Dunnville win. Scoring for the Hawks were Ralph Taggart (2G,1A), who leads all Hagersville Hawks with 14 points in seven games, Zach Carr (1G,1A), and Luke Difonzo (1G).
This week the Hawks have a busy schedule beginning Thursday, Oct., 12, in Niagara, Saturday night at home with the Grimsby Peach Kings, and back on the road to Simcoe’s Talbot Arena on Sunday Oct. 15.