OHSWEKEN — After defeating the Port Dover Pirates and the Delhi Rockets shortly after, the Six Nations Midget Rep. Blackhawks were clad in black jerseys for game three of their series versus the Lambton Shores at the Gaylord Powless Arena on Sunday.
Holding two wins in their best of five prior to hitting the ice, the Blackhawks won both game one and two with a score of 3-1 against the Shores. This put a lot of weight on game three, but the Blackhawks were dauntless.
The arena filled with home support, as the Blackhawks entered the first period with a lot of puck control. Shot opportunities were few and far between for both teams, which kept both scores null until the second.
The Shores found some footing as they spaced out the Blackhawks defence, this allowed a slap from the outside to fly into the far corner of the net, giving the Shores a lead.
But this didn’t do them well as the Blackhawks defence decided to work even harder and laid a lot of body. Their work earned them an intimidated defence on the other side, which they were quick to take advantage of with a goal by Darrion White, from Kessler Skye and Ross Hill. Five minutes later, Rycol Davis flicked from the outside to deliver a bury with passes from White and Sandy Porter.
This closed the scoring for the rest of the game, as both teams put in hard efforts to score. In the final minute of the game, the Shores pulled their goalie for three six-man plays. Thus, three times the Blackhawks retrieved the puck and sent it down the ice to score on the empty net, but missed just by a hair.
The lively game ended with the Blackhawks on top 2-1, earning their position in the play downs for the finals.
The semi qualifier game to determine their next opponents will be on March 3 at 8:30 p.m., matching up the South Bruce Blades and the Mariposa Lightening in Little Britain.