The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Renfrew Timberwolves to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Sun., Dec. 9, in the CCHL2. The Hawks welcomed their alternate captain, Kyle Kuehni (12) back to their line up after an injury had kept him out for a few games. Kuehni defected a shot from the point which ended up sailing a little high over the Timberwolves’ goalie, Ethan Lapenski. The Timberwolves took down the short-benched Hawks 5-2. Moore photo
WINCHESTER—The Winchester Hawks played three games this past weekend as they travelled to Ottawa on Thursday night to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights and played host to the Richmond Royals on Friday night and the Renfrew Timberwolves on Sunday night.
Timberwolves 5 Hawks 2
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Renfrew Timberwolves to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Sun., Dec. 9, in the CCHL2. The Hawks were coming off a hard fought 6-5 victory over the Richmond Royals and were holding down sixth place in the Martin Division over the Embrun Panthers and six points behind the Alexandria Glens in fifth.
The Winchester Hawks opened the scoring at 15:55 of the first period as Graeme Buffone scored his third goal of the season unassisted taking a 1-0 lead. The Hawks outshot the Timberwolves 20-12 but settled for a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
The Timberwolves dominated the second period scoring three consecutive goals at 14:46 while shorthanded, 16:26 on the power play and 17:16 at even strength. The Timberwolves took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Hawks got to within one as William MacDonald scored his fifth of the season unassisted at 12:25. The Timberwolves regained their two-goal lead at 17:06. With just over a minute remaining in regulation, the Hawks pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker but that backfired as the Timberwolves found the abandoned cage with just 37 seconds remaining.
The Timberwolves took the game 5-2 and the Hawks fell down to seventh place as the Panthers won their game against the Richmond Royals earlier in the day. The Hawks outshot the Timberwolves 43-39 and suffering the loss in the Hawks goal was Brent Pledge-Dickson making 33 saves.
Hawks 6 Royals 5 (SO)
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Richmond Royals to the Joel Steel Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 7, in the CCHL2. The Hawks were coming off a tough 5-1 loss to the Ottawa West Golden Knights but were able to stay just one point up on the Embrun Panthers for sixth place in the Martin Division.
The Hawks opened the scoring at 5:18 when Kyle Kuehni scored his 11th goal of the season from Colby Schroder and River Gill to make it 1-0. The Hawks made it 2-0 when their captain, Dillon Clemen scored his fourth of the season from Colby Byrnes-Shaw and Ben Medynsky at 7:19.
The Royals scored four unanswered goals at 11:16 on the power play, 16:06, 16:51 and with just 1:30 remaining in the opening frame. The Royals took a 4-2 lead into the first intermission.
The Hawks scored the lone goal of the second period as Danny Johnson scored his ninth of the season from Byrnes-Shaw at the 17-minute mark. The Hawks trailed the Royals 4-3 heading into the second intermission.
Johnson scored his second of the game and 10th of the season just 54 seconds into the third period from Clemen and Schroeder to tie the game. The Hawks took their second lead of the game when Schroeder scored his first of the season unassisted at 3:55.
The Royals knotted the affair at 6:12. Neither team was able to score before the end of regulation so the game headed to a five-minute three on three overtime period. The teams fired three shots each on goal but nothing was decided at the end of overtime so the game headed to a shootout.
The Royals’ first two shooters and the Hawks’ first shooter each missed but the the Hawks second shooter, Kyle Kuehni snapped one home to give the Hawks the lead. The Royals’ third shooter also missed so the Hawks took the game 6-5.
With the win, the Hawks moved to three points ahead of the Embrun Panthers for sixth place. The Royals outshot the Hawks 50-33 but their goalie Lucas DeVries picked up his first win as a Hawks making 45 saves.
Golden Knights 5 Hawks 1
The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game sitting in the sixth place in the Martin Division, just one point of the Embrun Panthers in seventh.
The Hawks opened the scoring when affiliated player, Kyle Fleming scored his second of the season from Eric DeRepentigny at 5:34. The Hawks were outshot 12-8 in the first period but took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
It was all Golden Knights in the second period scoring four unanswered goals at 3:42, 6:39 and 7:13 on the power play and 17:11 taking a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. The Golden Knights made it 5-1 at 6:23 of the third period and hung on for the victory.
The Golden Knights outshot the Hawks 39-20. Suffering the loss in the Hawks’ goal was Brent Pledge-Dickson making 34 saves.
The Winchester Hawks travel to the J. R. Brisson Complex in Casselman on Thurs., Dec. 13, to take on the Vikings at 7:30 p.m. and travel to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Fri., Dec. 14, to take on the Glens at 8 p.m. The Hawks then travel to the Richmond Arena on Sun., Dec. 16, to take on the Royals at 1:30 p.m.