Hawks veteran Tycie Cowan has clutch playoff performance

HAGERSVILLE— Once again Hagersville Hawks veteran forward Tycie Cowan rose to the challenge of playoff hockey.

Following a stellar regular season campaign which saw him score 17 goals and 29 points for the second place Hawks, Cowan continued to show that fire during their first- round playoff sweep against the Port Dover Sailors.

Unfortunately, though for Hawks fans, they would see that quest for a championship come to an end when in the second round they themselves were swept by the Glanbrook Rangers.

“We just fell short with a bit of talent and work ethic,” Cowan said. “We got outplayed but not my much.” When asked about the highlights to this past season Cowan responded, “I enjoyed the brotherhood.”

In that opening playoff round, Cowan set the tone with a hattrick in what was a 7-4 Game 1 win against Port Dover. Not slowing down Cowan less than 24 hours later was at it again when on Sunday, February 9th he scored the winning goal in what was a 4-2 road win which put them in control with a 2-0 series lead.

“The highlights were the big games I showed up to where I either pitted the overtime winners or I just simply made a huge impact on the game when the team needed me most,” Cowan said.

Two nights later at the Hagersville Arena Cowan scored two more goals and added three total points as they pulled out a 7-3 win which was followed 48 hours later by a four- point performance in a series clinching 7-5 win in Port Dover.

Hagersville couldn’t maintain that momentum in second round action as they lost the first two games by identical 3-1 scores before losing Game 3 by a 5-1 decision and eventually the fourth game by a 3-1 score as they saw what was a memorable entertaining season come to an end.

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