ALEXANDRIA—The Winchester Hawks played a pair of road games this past week as they travelled to Ottawa on Tuesday night to take on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians and to Alexandria on Saturday night to take on the Glens.
Hawks 6 Glens 3
The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Sat., Feb. 8, to take on the Glens in the CCHL2. The Hawks were coming off a big 6-2 win over the Ottawa Jr. Canadians and sat in fifth place in the Martin Division with just six games remaining in the regular season.
The Glens opened the scoring at 6:40 of the second period while shorthanded to take a 1-0 lead. The Hawks tied the game with just 32 remaining in the opening frame as Danny Johnson fired home his 14th of the season from Kyle Fleming and Eric Vitale on the power play.
The teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission. The Glens took their second lead of the game at 4:13 of the second period in the power play but the Hawks knotted the affair at two when Fleming ripped home his 16th of the season unassisted at 10:02.
Fleming scored his second of the game and 17th of the season at 15:19 from Nolan Guertin and Kyle Green giving the Hawks their first lead of the game. The Glens tied the game again at the 16-minute mark but the Hawks retook the lead as Ryan Nielson scored his sixth of the season from Johnson and Marco Haw on the power play with just three seconds remaining in the middle frame. The Hawks took a slim 4-3 lead into the second intermission. The Hawks increased their lead to two when Vitale scored his team-leading 28th of the season from Kuenhi and Johnson on the power play at 11:38 of the third period.
The Hawks closed out the scoring when Noah Fraser scored his fifth of the season from Colby Schroeder with just 1:46 remaining in the third period. The Hawks took the game 6-3 winning their second consecutive game of the week.
The Hawks however, failed to gain ground on the Casselman Vikings as they won both their games this past weekend as well. The Hawks outshot the Glens 45-34. Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Lucas Devries making 31 saves.
Hawks 6 Canadians 2
The Winchester Hawks travelled to the Earl Armstrong Arena in Ottawa to take on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians on Tues., Feb. 4, in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in fifth place in the Martin Division, eight points behind the Casselman Vikings in fourth and a 10-point cushion on the Char-Lan Rebels in sixth.
The Hawks opened the scoring at 6:43 of the first period as Kyle Kuehni ripped home his 21st goal the season from Marco Haw and Danny Johnson taking a 1-0 lead. The Hawks held the 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
The Hawks made it 2-0 when Noah Fraser scored his fourth of the season from Jacob Giacobbi just 1:16 into the second period. The Hawks increased their lead to three when affiliated player, Kyle Leonard ripped his first goal as a Hawks from Nathan Lassemba at 13:17.
The Hawks kept rolling and took a four-goal lead when Haw scored his 13th of the season from Johnson and Kuehni at 14:33. The Hawks took a 4-0 lead into the second intermission. The Canadians cut the Hawks lead to three at 4:28 but the Hawks got that one back at just 32 seconds later as Kuehni scored his second of the game and 22nd of the season from Ryan Nielson.
The Canadians got back to within three just 10 seconds after the Hawks’ goal to make it 5-2. Kuehni completed his hat trick at 10:37 from Haw to make it 6-2. The Hawks hung on for a 6-2 upset victory over the Canadians.
The Canadians outshot the Hawks 29-28 including 14-6 in the third period. Picking up the win in the Hawks’ goal was Lucas Devries making 27 saves.
The Winchester Hawks welcome the Richmond Royals to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Feb. 14 at 8:15 p.m.