HAMILTON—Hamilton Steelhawks forward Cameron Sault has a simple explanation for what makes his team so successful. Shortly after pulling out an 8-5 win at home on Friday, December 6th against the Dundas McCoys, Sault remarked; “We played a fast, puck moving game. That’s the way we have to continue to play if we want to
HAMILTON—Hamilton Steelhawks forward Cameron Sault has a simple explanation for what makes his team so successful.
Shortly after pulling out an 8-5 win at home on Friday, December 6th against the Dundas McCoys, Sault remarked; “We played a fast, puck moving game. That’s the way we have to continue to play if we want to have success.”
Following what was the Steelhawks third win in their past four games, Sault displayed great sportsmanship in giving heavy praise towards the Dundas team.
“Dundas has a very skilled team and if you give them time and space, they’ll make you pay,” Sault said. “They also have Mole in net and he can win games by himself. It was good that we got him early and scored on our chances.”
Striving for their fourth straight regular season win in as many games against Dundas, the Steelhawks got two first period goals from Stephen Perfetto and David Ling but found themselves with some work to do trailing 3-2 heading into the second.
“It’s always a bit of a rivalry when we play Dundas,” Sault said. “Since we are both co-hosting the Allan Cup, it’s always a game you want to win when we play each other.”
Hamilton managed to tie things up all be it temporarily with a power play marker 50 seconds into the second period from Stephon Thorne.
Dundas, who trail Hamilton by eight points in the standings, regained the league on a penalty shot before the Steelhawks struck 45 seconds later, at the 7:45 mark on Ling’s second goal which made it anyone’s game at 3-3 after 40 minutes of regulation.
“We have a really skilled team this year and it’s awesome being a part of it,” Sault said. “Hopefully we can win an Allan Cup.”
The definite turning point came in that third and final period when Hamilton’s offence exploded into overdrive with four straight goals from Mike Ruberto, Joe Tolles followed by Thorne scoring his second and third of the game in less than a three minutes span to put the finishing touches on a Steelhawks win.
When asked to access his season, Sault was pretty honest as he stated; “The first couple games of the season, I struggled a bit but the last few games have been better. I been getting the chances and creating more so pucks are starting to go in and I’m hoping to continue to produce.”