The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Palais des Sports in Embrun on Fri., Feb. 1, to take on the Panthers in the CCHL2. The Hawks’ skilled forward, Miguel Pare (22) scored a pair of first-period goals to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Pare and the Hawks went on to take the game by a score of 5-3. Moore photo
EMBRUN—The Winchester Hawks played just a single game this past weekend as they travelled to Embrun on Friday night to take on the Panthers.
Hawks 5 Panthers 3
The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Palais des Sports in Embrun on Fri., Jan. 1, to take on the Panthers in the CCHL2. The Hawks and Panthers went into the game tied for sixth in the Martin Division, six points out of the final playoff spot being held by the Char-Lan Rebels.
The Hawks took the previous game 6-5 in Winchester two weeks prior. The Hawks opened the scoring at 5:24 as Miguel Pare scored his 14th goal of the season from Kyle Kuenhi and Nolan Guertin taking a 1-0 lead.
Pare scored his second of the game and 15th of the season on the power play from Dillon Clemen and Graeme Buffone at 8:24 to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead. The Hawks made it 3-0 when Colby Byrnes-Shaw scored his sixth of the season from Danny Johnson.
The Panthers got on the score sheet at 15:57 as Brandon Paquette scored his second of the season from Jacob Lamont. The Hawks took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission. Unassisted, Paquette scored his second of the game at the eight-minute mark of the second period, moving the Panthers to within one of the Hawks.
Despite outshooting the Hawks 14-8 in the sandwich frame, the Panthers trailed 3-2 heading into the second intermission. The Panthers knotted the affair when Alexandre Caron scored his seventh of the season from Jeremy Cyr and Nathan Brown at 6:54 of the third period.
The Hawks retook the lead when Buffone scored his fifth of the season from Johnson and Clemen on the power play at 12:59. The Hawks opened up another two-goal lead when Cameron Cotnam scored his seventh of the season from Johnson and Colby Schroeder at 15:47.
The Panthers outshot the Hawks again in the third period 13-8 but the Hawks pulled out the 5-3 victory. With the win, the Hawks move to within four points of the Rebels for the final playoff spot. The Panthers outshot the Hawks 39-30.
Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Brent Pledge-Dickson making 36 saves and suffering the loss in the Panthers’ goal was Joshua Ivanski making 25 saves.
The Winchester Hawks welcome the Alexandria Glens to the Joel Steele Community Centre tonight Wed., Feb. 6, at 7:45 p.m. and the Char-Lan Rebels on Fri., Feb. 8, at 8:15 p.m.