The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Whitewater Kings to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Oct. 4, in the CCHL2. The Hawks’ forward, Danny Johnson (9) rips one off the post and into the net past the Kings’ goalie, Joseph Weise. The Hawks’ captain, Kyle Kuehni (12) awaits a rebound. Johnson had a good game scoring three goals and an assist as the Hawks put it to the Kings 11-3. Moore photo
WINCHESTER—The Winchester Hawks played two home games this past weekend as they welcomed the Whitewater Kings on Friday night and the Renfrew Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon.
Hawks 4 Timberwolves 3 (OT)
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Renfrew Timberwolves to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Sun., Oct. 6, in the CCHL2. The Hawks were coming off a blowout win over the Whitewater Kings and sat in third place after the Ottawa West Golden Knights beat the Char-Lan Rebels to move into sole possession of second place the previous night.
The Hawks fell behind early as the Timberwolves scored just 16 seconds into the first period taking a 1-0 lead. The Hawks tied the game when Connor Harty scored his first goal of the season at 7:36 from Nathan Lassenba and affiliated player Ty White.
The teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission.
The Timberwolves retook the lead just 1:32 into the second period but the Hawks tied the game at 5:58 when Kyle Kuehni pounded home his third of the season from Marco Haw and Danny Johnson.
The teams took a two-all draw into the second intermission.
The Timberwolves took their third lead of the game scoring just 48 seconds into the third period. The Hawks knotted the affair again at 5:52 as Haw scored his fourth of the season from Lassenba and Colby Byrnes-Shaw.
Neither team was able to score before the final buzzer sounded so the game headed to a five-minute three-on-three overtime period. The Timberwolves outshot the Hawks 7-2 in the overtime but neither team was able to score the game winner so the game headed to a shootout.
The Timberwolves first shooter scored but so did the Hawks’ Eric Vitale in his first attempt. The next two shooters for each team were stopped so the shootout headed to a fourth round. After the Timberwolves fourth shooter failed to score, the Hawks’ shooter, Colby Schroeder scored to end the game.
The Hawks took the game by a score of 4-3. The Timberwolves outshot the Hawks 47-39. Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Cole Defazio making 42 saves.
Hawks 11 Kings 3
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Whitewater Kings to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Oct. 4, in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in fourth place in the Martin Division just one point behind the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in third place and looked to move into a share of second place.
The Kings had only one win this season and sat in seventh place in the Richardson Division. The Hawks opened the scoring when Danny Johnson scored his second goal of the season from Colby Schroeder and Kyle Kuehni on the power play at 8:41 of the first period taking a 1-0 lead.
The Kings tied the game at 11:01 and the teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission.
The Hawks retook the lead when Kyle Green scored his second of the season from Brady Meldrum and Noah Weatherall just 1:58 into the second period.
The Hawks made it 3-1 when Bradley Wells scored his third of the season on a shorthanded breakaway at 5:24. The Hawks took a three-goal lead when Logan Schmidt scored his first of the season from the blue line from Meldrum and Ryan Nielson on the power play at 6:47.
The Kings got one back just six seconds later but the Hawks retook a three-goal lead when Kyle Fleming scored his fifth of the season from Schmidt and Nielson at 8:39. The Hawks made it 6-2 when Marco Haw sniped his third of the season from Kuehni and Danny Johnson at 15:19 and 7-2 at 15:56 as Johnson scored his third of the season from Colby Byrnes-Shaw and Haw.
Johnson scored his second of the game and fourth of the season from Connor Harty and Fleming on the power play with 1:24 remaining in the middle frame. The Hawks took an 8-2 lead into the second intermission.
The Hawks made it 9-2 when Wells scored his second of the game and fourth of the season at 8:34 of the third period from Meldrum on the power play. The Kings scored a shorthanded goal at 9:22 to close the gap to six but the Hawks answered at 11:23 as Eric Vitale scored his first of the season while shorthanded to make it 10-3.
The Hawks closed out the scoring when Meldrum scored his first of the season from Wells at 16:09. The Hawks took the game 11-3 picking up their third win of the season to move into a second place tie with the Ottawa West Golden Knights.
The Hawks outshot the Kings 48-41. Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Lucas decries making 38 saves.
The Winchester Hawks travel to the Perth Arena on Fri., Oct. 11 to take on the Blue Wings at 7:30 p.m.