‘Hawks looking to get rolling as Muskies visit

If adversity doesn’t kill you, it will only make you stronger.

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks are hoping that’s the case as they return home looking to turn the page on a disappointing first half of the season.

muskies-adThe Winterhawks have dropped two games in a row, sitting at 4-5-1 on the season, and will look to get back on track as the Shelburne Muskies visit The Plex on Friday.

It was just two weeks ago that the Winterhawks dropped a 6-4 decision to the Muskies in Shelburne, and will be looking to return the favour as they get back on home ice, where they will play four of their next five games.

The struggle to score goals has been evident, the team sits 9th in the league in goals-for, averaging 3.6 goals per game, while the power play sits 12th, converting at an 11.3% success rate.

Defensively, the team remains one of the best, giving up 2.9 goals-against per game, the 4th-best mark in the league, while a 92.1% success rate on the penalty kill is 2nd best, well above the league average of 81.9%.

Newcomer Miles MacLean has helped in the offensive zone, netting seven points (3G, 4A) in five games in a Winterhawks uniform.

Trent Hawke continues to lead the team in scoring, with 10 points (4G, 6A) in eight games played.

The Muskies have resurrected themselves after several tough seasons, posting a 7-3-0 record thus far.

Shelburne’s offence is carried by third-year forward Luke Richardson, who has netted an impressive 17 points (6G, 11A) in 10 games this season.

WINTERHAWKS JOIN MEDICATION BLITZ: The Winterhawks are proud to partner with the Grey Bruce Health Unit to encourage people to turn in their expired or unused medications between December 13th and 20th.

During the campaign, anybody who turns in medication at Kristen’s Pharmacy in Southampton will be offered a FREE Winterhawks game pass, while supplies last.

Fellow WOAA Sr. Hockey members Durham Thundercats and Shallow Lake Crushers will also be participating in their own communities.

According to the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (2015):

  • 1 in 10 students (gr. 7-12) have used a prescription opioid pain reliever (e.g. Percocet, Percodan, Tylenol 3, Demerol and codeine) for nonmedical purposes in the past year
  • 6% of students have used over-the-counter cough and cold medicine to get high.
  • 59% of teens who indicated they had misused prescription opioids said they took them from a parent, sibling or someone else they live with.

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks urge you to do your part in ensuring medications, especially opioids, do not end up in the wrong hands.

For more information, please read: https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/About-Us/News-Releases/ArticleID/456/Medication-return-blitz-December-13-to-20

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