Hawks Blow Out Lucknow, News (Saugeen Shores Winterhawks)

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Jan 19, 2024 | Winterhawks News | 222 views
Hawks Blow Out Lucknow
Tristan Lewis made 23 saves for the shutout as the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks dominated the Lucknow Lancers.

There was absolutely no doubt of the end result from the outset of the game, as the Winterhawks scored early and often, en route to an 11-0 win at The Plex.

Lewis was feted by his teammates with the ceremonial "rookie lap" during the warmup, as the young goaltender made his Winterhawks debut, and did not disappoint.

Mike Fiegehen book-ended the first period, scoring first just three minutes into the game, from Dan Zweep and Luke Pither, then again to finish off the scoring the first, with Andy Mitchell and Justin Donnelly scoring in between to give the Winterhawks a 4-0 lead after one.

The onslaught continued in the second period, Curtis Johnston scored off a deflection from Alec Tiley and Andy Fracz to make it 5-0.

Chad Jones, Donnelly and Fracz scored to round out the scoring in the second period to make it an 8-0 Winterhawks lead after two.

Very little changed in the third period as the Winterhawks scored three more times to complete the rout.

Miles MacLean scored at 2:25 from Donnelly and James McHaig to make it 9-0, then Pither from Fiegehen and McHaig to send the score into double digits.

Logan Freiburger rounded out the scoring to make it an 11-0 final for the home side.

Lewis wasn't busy, but came up big when called upon for the 23-save shutout in his Winterhawks debut, and was named The Wismer House Player of the Game.

History was made as Captain Trevor Smith recorded three assists, improving his career total to 143 points, in the process surpassing Greg Thede as the highest scoring defenceman in Winterhawks history.

The Winterhawks continue the weekend on Saturday evening when they travel to Thornbury for a Kristen's Pharmacy Road Trip against the Georgian Bay Applekings. Game time is 5:30 p.m.