Four Point Redemption Weekend, News (Saugeen Shores Winterhawks)

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Nov 11, 2023 | Winterhawks News | 674 views
Four Point Redemption Weekend
The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks avenged both earlier losses with a four point weekend.

The Winterhawks entered play this weekend with two losses on the season, one to the Seaforth Centenaires and one at the hands of the Erin Outlaws.

As fate would have it, the Winterhawks faced off against both teams this weekend and came away with two wins.

After dispatching Seaforth 4-2 at home on Friday night, the 'Hawks hit the road for the long trip to Erin on Saturday night.

The 'Hawks outlasted Erin in a wide-open battle, taking a 5-1 victory over the Outlaws.

The Winterhawks had an advantage in play early on, but neither team found the twine in the opening frame, and it was scoreless heading to the 2nd period.

Lauchlin Elder broke the deadlock on the power play 1:10 into the middle frame, making it 1-0 Winterhawks from James McHaig and Andy Mitchell.

Erin answered back just shy of three minutes later to knot the score at 1-1.

Winterhawks starter Clayton Fritsch saw a shooting gallery in the second period, but stood tall in the net, making 21 saves in the period.

After weathering the storm from the home side, the Winterhawks put some distance on the board, scoring twice late in the period.

Mike Fiegehen restored the Winterhawks lead at 15:37, from Justin Donnelly and Curtis Johnston, followed by McHaig on the power play at 16:02 from Donnelly and Johnston again to give the Winterhawks a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Fritsch held off the Outlaws until late in the third period when Johnston and Matt Shields delivered the additional insurance markers, giving the Winterhawks a 5-1 road victory.

Fritsch was outstanding in the Winterhawks net, making 40 saves for the victory, as well as adding an assist on Shields' goal.

Johnston and Donnelly each finished the night with three points, while Elder and McHaig each had a goal and an assist.

The two-win weekend improves the Winterhawks to 6-2-0 on the season, in a tie for first place with the undefeated Creemore Coyotes.

The Winterhawks will be back in action next weekend with another long road trip, when they travel to Tavistock on Saturday night, November 18th, to face the defending champion Royals.

Game time in Tavistock is 7:30 p.m.