The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks 2016/17 season came to an end on Saturday night with a 2-1 loss in Clinton.
The Radars took the series in six games to advance to the “AA” final.
The two teams exchanged power plays early on, but neither team could get anything going.
Clinton opened the scoring at 10:55 of the 1st, with Shayne McClure beating Blake Sinclair to make it 1-0 for the home team.
The Winterhawks picked up a power play later on in the 1st period, but couldn’t score.
Andy Fracz would get the Winterhawks on the board at 8:43 of the 2nd period, beating Radars netminder Marc Nother. Trent Hawke and Andy Mitchell picked up assists.
The Radars answered back at 14:24, with Ryan Murphy making it 2-1 for the home side.
Despite not having seen game action since Game 2, Sinclair was outstanding in the Winterhawks net, making 13 saves in the 2nd period.
Nother held off the Winterhawks as they pressed for the equalizer, blanking the 3rd period and making it a 2-1 final for Clinton.
Sinclair and Nother stole the show, both turning in excellent displays of goaltending, as the Winterhawks outshot Clinton, 26-24.
The executive of the Winterhawks wish to thank all of our incredible fans and sponsors for making it possible to do what we do. Without you, the Winterhawks simply could not put a team on the ice.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the players, coaches and staff who dedicate themselves to putting the best possible product on the ice.
They give up every weekend for six months, using up their holidays, sacrificing time away from their families, all because they love the game and love doing it in this community.
The annual awards banquet will be held later this spring, and we have some other exciting things in the works.
Thank you again for supporting senior hockey in Saugeen Shores.