The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Fri., Jan. 3, to take on the Glens in the CCHL2. The Hawks captain and leading scorer, Kyle Kuehni, celebrates scoring his second goal of the game just 35 seconds into the second period to give the Hawks’ their first lead of the game. Kuehni leads the team with 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points in 39 games. The Hawks took the back and forth affair 6-5. Moore photo
ALEXANDRIA—The Winchester Hawks were supposed to play two games this past weekend. They travelled to Alexandria on Friday night to take on the Glens but their game Saturday night in Williamstown against the Char-Lan Rebels was postponed due to the weather.
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The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Fri., Jan. 3, to take on the Glens in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in fifth place in the Martin Division with 33 points, three points behind the Casselman Vikings in fourth and just four points ahead of the Char-Lan Rebels in sixth.
The Glens opened the scoring at 5:21 of the first period taking a 1-0 lead. The Hawks tied the game at 6:31 when captain Kyle Kuehni scored his 14th goal of the season on a breakaway after stealing the puck from a Glens’ defender.
The Hawks took their first lead of the game when Danny Johnson scored his seventh of the season unassisted with just 1:48 remaining in the opening frame. The Glens tied the game before the clock ticked down as former Hawk Nicholas Corry scored against his former team with just 14 seconds remaining. The teams took a two-all draw into the first intermission.
The Hawks took their second lead of the game when Kuehni scored his second of the game and 15th of the season from Dany Johnson and Colby Schroeder just 30 seconds into the second period.
The Glens tied the game at 1:43 and retook the lead at 1:56. The Glens took a two-goal lead at 2:07. The Hawks got one back at 17:50 as Marco Haw scored his 11th of the season from Kyle Fleming and Ryan Nielson.
The Hawks knotted the affair at five when Schroeder scored his fourth of the season from Johnson and Jason Giacobbi with just 1:43 remaining in the middle frame. The teams took a five-all draw into the second intermission.
The Hawks retook the lead when Johnson fired home his second of the game and eighth of the season from Graeme Buffone at 11:59 of the third period. The Glens fired 19 shots on goal in the third period but the Hawks were able to hold them off the score sheet and took the game 6-5.
The Glens outshot the Hawks 46-35. Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Cole Dafazio making 38 saves on 42 shots. Lucas Devries made three saves on four shots after temporarily replacing Dafazio for seven minutes in the second period.
The Winchester Hawks welcome the Ottawa Jr. Canadians to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Jan. 10 at 8:15 p.m. and travel to the Ma-te-Way Activity Centre in Renfrew on Sat., Jan. 11 to take on the Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m.