Hawks Reel In Muskies in Shelburne, News (Saugeen Shores Winterhawks)

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Oct 30, 2021 | Winterhawks News | 220 views
Hawks Reel In Muskies in Shelburne
The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks scored four unanswered goals to take a 5-2 victory in Shelburne on Saturday night.

 The well rested Muskies came out quick and took an early lead on the Winterhawks just 1:48 into the game, as Jesse Chidwick beat Jeff Flagler to give the home side a 1-0 lead.

Lauchlin Elder answered back at 5:14 to even the game at 1-1, with assists to Miles MacLean and Trevor Smith.

Shelburne re-took the lead at 14:33 of the first on a goal by Josh Sguigna and despite the Winterhawks outshooting Shelburne 12-9 in the opening frame, it was a 2-1 Muskies lead heading to the second period.

Much like the previous night in Shallow Lake, the Winterhawks came out in the second period and took the game by the throat.

MacLean evened the score early in the second period, with assists to Elder and Matt Shields, followed by Justin Donnelly's first goal as a Winterhawk to make it a 3-2 Hawks lead, with the assist to Jordan Vanhaelemeesch.

Winterhawks veteran Andy Mitchell found himself in a rare scrap late in the second period after the Muskies Jamie Bennett came looking for trouble, but the Muskie ended up on the wrong end of the fight.

Shields extended the lead minutes after the fight to make it a 4-2 Winterhawks lead after two, with assists to Elder and Michael Johnstone.

The Winterhawks continued to control the play in the 3rd period and MacLean's second of the night put the game away to make it a 5-2 final score, with Donnelly and Josh Deyell assisting.

Flagler made 23 saves for the win, as the Winterhawks outshot Shelburne 40-25 on the night.

The Winterhawks have now won four games in a row and are alone in first place in the WOAA Sr. "AA" Hockey League standings with a 4-1-1 record.

They will be back home this Friday night looking to stay atop the standings when they host the Petrolia Squires at The Plex at 8:30 p.m.

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