Winterhawks Pulverize Crushers

Trent Hawke scored three times and added two assists as the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks cruised to a 9-0 win in Shallow Lake on Friday night.

Hawke opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game, one-timing a pass from Jay Thomson to make it 1-0 Winterhawks. Lauchlin Elder also picked up an assist on the play, his first of four on the night.

Despite a 5-on-3 advantage late in the period, that’s all the ‘Hawks could muster in the 1st, outshooting Shallow Lake 17-10 in the opening frame.

The 2nd period was a much different story, as the Winterhawks struck early and often.

Hawke again found the back of the net, as Thomson fired a pass across the zone, finding Hawke streaking to the net, as he was able to beat Crushers netminder Kyle Sephton.

Not two minutes later, Connor Patton scored his first as a Winterhawk as he took a two-on-one feed from Chris Minard and put it in the top corner to make it 3-0.

Hawke would finish off the hat-trick at 11:49 of the 2nd, sneaking a shot through Sephton.

Minard would then score his first as a Winterhawk, gobbling up a rebound in front and putting a backhander past Sephton, making it a 5-0 game.

Josh Hopkin would add one late in the period, popping the water bottle after a beautiful cross-ice pass from Patton, making it a 6-0 Winterhawks lead after two.

Jeff Flagler wasn’t particularly busy in the Winterhawks net, making another five saves in the 2nd period, while the Winterhawks directed 17 shots at Sephton in the middle stanza.

Flagler would give way to back-up Matt Tutin in the 3rd period, who made his Winterhawks debut.

Andy Mitchell, Thomson and Adam Little would score in the 3rd period to make it a dominant 9-0 final for the Winterhawks.

Tutin made 9 saves in the 3rd, as he and Flagler would combine for the 24-save shutout, while the Winterhawks sent 47 shots at Sephton.

The 2-1-0 Winterhawks will be on the road again next weekend, traveling to Durham to face the Thundercats on Friday night, October 27th, at 8:30 p.m.


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