The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks will look to get back in the win column as they head out on the road this weekend.
It has been a tough start for the Winterhawks, who have dropped two games in a row, most recently a 3-2 shootout loss to the Petrolia Squires on Nov. 3.
Still, Head Coach Jim Grieve thinks his team is close to breaking out after a good effort against Petrolia.
“That was a good game against Petrolia, they’re a good skating team and we were with them all night,” said Grieve. “It was a good effort, guys were competing, I’m happy with the way we played.”
Goals have been hard to come by for the Winterhawks, who have scored 17 goals in five games.
When pressed about how the Winterhawks can put more goals in the net, Grieve was blunt.
Having last weekend off afforded the Winterhawks an extra practice session between games, but Grieve explains it’s hard to work on things like the struggling powerplay when players have work and family commitments during the week.
“We’re playing around with different guys, but the powerplay is a tough thing to practice, it’s a working man’s league,” said Grieve. “The puck might just start going in all of the sudden, but we’ll keep plugging away until then.”
Goals against is far from a concern, as the Winterhawks remain one of the best in the league at keeping the puck out, allowing 1.80 goals against per game, the second best mark in the league.
The Winterhawks (2-2-1) will visit the Elora Rocks (1-4-1) on Friday night in Elora for an 8:30 p.m. start, followed by a trip to Seaforth on Saturday to visit the Huron East Centenaires (2-3-1) at 7:30 p.m.