The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Perth Blue Wings to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 13, in the CCHL2. The Hawks’ forward, Eric Vitale 24 goes after a lost puck in the Blue Wings’ crease as goalie, Alex Zoutis covers up the puck. Former Hawk, Jordan Currie (17) helps his tender on the play. Vitale scored a pair of goals including the game tying goal with just 3:01 remaining in regulation. The Hawks lost the game in overtime 5-4. Moore photo
WINCHESTER—The Winchester Hawks were supposed to play two games this past weekend as they welcomed the Perth Blue Wings on Friday night but their game in Williamstown against the Char-Lan Rebels on Saturday night was postponed due to bad weather. The game will be rescheduled.
Blue Wings 5 Hawks 4 (OT)
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Perth Blue Wings to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 13, in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in fifth place in the Martin Division eight points behind the Cassleman Vikings in fourth and just one point ahead of the sixth place Char-Lan Rebels.
The Blue Wings opened the scoring at 5:28 of the first period and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Hawks tied the game just 33 seconds into the second period as Kyle Green netted his seventh goal of the season from Dany Johnson and Ryan Nielson.
The Blue Wings retook the lead at 2:16 on the power play but the Hawks got to even again at 7:14 as Eric Vitale scored his 16th of the season from Colby Schroeder and Nielson. The teams took a two-all draw into the second intermission.
The Blue Wings took their third lead of the game when ex-Hawk William MacDonald scored at 3:46 of the third period. The Hawks tied the game for the third time when Nolan Guertin scored his second of the season unassisted on the power play at 9:02 but again, the Blue Wings retook the lead at 12:11.
The Hawks knotted the game again at 16:59 as Vitale scored his second of the game from Steven Meadus and Nielson on the power play. Neither team was able to find the back of the net before the clock wound down to zero so the game headed to a five-minute three-on-three overtime period.
In the extra frame, the Blue Wings disappointed the Hawks, scoring at 3:37 to take the game 5-4. The Hawks moved to within four points of the Vikings with the single point they received. The Blue Wings outshot the Hawks 45-35. Suffering the loss in the Hawks’ goal was Cole Defazio, making 40 saves.
The Winchester Hawks travel to the J. R. Brisson Complex in Casselman on Thurs., Dec. 19, to take on the Vikings at 7:30 p.m. and welcome the Arnprior Packers to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 20 at 8:15 p.m.