HAGERSVILLE—There is no panic coming from the Hagersville Hawks after dropping consecutive games.
In the mist of what has been a successful campaign the Hawks have hit a recent mini speed bump.
Starting on November 14th, Hagersville dropped a 3-2 decision against the Dundas Blues followed two nights later by a Saturday night 4-1 home loss against the Glanbrook Rangers.
“We have dropped two in a row which is not like us but we will shake it off and move on to the next,” (game) Hawks veteran forward and assistant captain Tycie Cowan said.
In terms of what he likes about his team’s strong start to the season which has them sitting in third with a 13-4-1-2 record, Cowan stated, “I like the hard work and dedication by the core group of our team. We work hard and it shows.”
Coming off that loss in Dundas, Hagersville faced a stiff early season test against Glanbrook who trailed the Hawks by only one point for second place in the overall standings.
“They’re a run and gun team with a wicked transition that’s hard to complete with,” Cowan said. “They move the puck and make your head spin.”
Hagersville, who have won the first two regular season meetings against Glanbrook, got off to a strong start as Ralph Taggard got the Hagersville Arena crowd cheering by scoring the opening first period goal with Cowan getting an assist.
“I played pretty well I thought,” Cowan said. “I did the little things right that I was supposed to do but still need to work on my defensive positioning.”
After out shooting Glanbrook by a 9-7 first period margin, the Hawks found themselves out shot 26-20 for the remaining 40 minutes as they went on to surrender four goals in what was a rare Saturday night home loss.
“Every loss to them is critical especially when your chasing them for a spot,” Cowan said.