Comeback Successful in Seaforth

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks rallied to defeat the Huron East Centenaires on Saturday night in Seaforth.

Michael Johnstone lead the way with four points as the Winterhawks erased three-goal deficit to take a 7-5 win.

Huron East opened the scoring just shy of six minutes into the game, as Cal Penney went top shelf on Winterhawks goaltender Eric Peicheff.

Johnstone would net his first of the night to tie the game at 9:16 of the 1st, with assists to Captain Trevor Smith and Jamie Shoemaker, who picked up his first senior hockey point.

Huron East would answer right back, taking the lead 17 seconds later on a goal by Chad Brulotte.

It looked like things were slipping away from the Winterhawks in the 2nd period, as Huron East extended their lead.

Rob VanWynsberghe made it 3-1 at 2:41 of the 2nd, followed by Conor Carson giving Huron East a 4-1 lead at 7:27 of the middle frame.

The Winterhawks showed some mental fortitude, and quickly let Huron East know they were not going down without a fight.

Andy Fracz netted his first of the season at 8:55 of the 2nd, with assists to Andy Mitchell and Johnstone.

Curtis Johnston would also score his first of the season at 11:32, with assists to Josh Hopkin and Johnstone, cutting the Huron East lead to 4-3.

Johnstone’s 2nd of the night came at 14:06 of the 2nd period to tie the game, with Hopkin and Matt Shields picking up assists.

The onslaught continued as Miles MacLean notched his fifth goal of the season to put the Winterhawks ahead at 16:29, with assists to Smith and Adam Little.

Mitchell would cap off a five-goal period for the Winterhawks at 19:28, with assists to Johnston and Smith.

All told, the Winterhawks rallied from down 4-1 in the 2nd period to take a 6-4 lead into the intermission.

Mitchell would deliver the dagger for the Winterhawks at 5:53, scoring his second of the night to make it 7-4, with assists to Fracz and Johnston.

Huron East would add a late goal, but Peicheff came up huge in the Winterhawks net, posting his first win with the team, making it a 7-5 final.

The win improves the Winterhawks record to 2-2-0 on the season and another road trip awaits, as the team will travel to Petrolia on Friday, October 26th, to duel with the Squires.

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