The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Cassleman Vikings to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Oct. 18, in the CCHL2. The Winchester Hawks welcomed back forward Cam Cotnam to the lineup. The Chesterville native tried out for the Kemptville 73’s and suffered an injury during the preseason. The Hawks were unable to score, as they dropped the decision to the Vikings 2-0. Moore photo
COBDEN—The Winchester Hawks played a pair of games this past weekend as they welcomed the Casselman Vikings on Friday night and travelled to Cobden Saturday night to take on the Whitewater Kings.
Hawks 8 Kings 4
The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Cobden Arena on Sat., Oct. 19, to take on the Whitewater Kings in the CCHL2. The Hawks were coming off a 2-1 loss to the Casselman Vikings but remained in the hunt at the top the Martin Division as there are five teams within four points of the top spot.
The Kings have not had a great season to date, dropping nine of their last 10 games. The Kings opened the scoring at 2:27 of the first period to take a 1-0 lead.
The Hawks tied the game at 14:24 as Kyle Fleming slammed home his sixth goal of the season from Garrett Craig while shorthanded. The Hawks took their first lead of the game when Jacob Giacobbi scored his first of the season from Kyle Kuehni and Eric Vitale on the power play at 16:11. The Hawks took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
The Kings knotted the affair at two at 7:37 of the second period and took their second lead of the game at 12:10 on the power play. The Hawks got to even when Marco Haw scored his sixth of the season from Colby Schroeder and Ryan Nielsen at 16:49.
The Hawks took their second lead of the game when Kyle Green scored his fourth of the season from Nielsen and Nathan Lassemba at 17:34. The Hawks took a 4-3 lead into the second intermission.
The Hawks made it 5-3 just 24 seconds into the third period as Haw scored his second of the game and seventh of the season from Giacobbi and Kuehni.
The Hawks took a three-goal lead when Fleming scored his seventh of the season from Green while short handed at 1:52. The Kings got one back at 5:23 but the Hawks answered at 9:31 as Vitale scored his second of the game from Craig and Schroeder on the power play.
The Hawks took a four-goal lead when Cameron Cotnam scored his first of the season from Logan Schmidt and Nicolas Corry on the power play at 10:54. The Hawks hung on to take the game 8-4. With the win, the Hawks moved temporarily into a third place tie in the Martin Division.
The Hawks outshot the Kings 55-36. Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Cole Defazio making 32 saves.
The Winchester Hawks travel to the Brockville Memorial Centre tonight Wed., Oct. 23 to take on the Tikis at 7:45 p.m. and welcome the Tikis to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Oct. 25 at 8:15 p.m.