The Hawks were in Smiths Falls, November 19, against the Bears, and endured a 6-3 clawing by the home team. Both teams were almost even on their shots-on-goal and the game began with Hawkesbury scoring an unanswered goal midway through first period, from Brendan McCarthy with help from Sean E. Clarke and Mathieu Sabourin.
The Bears took over the scoreboard in second period with three unanswered goals to begin their tally. Power-play goals went into the Hawks net from André Simard and Reid Russet, with Russett and Cameron McLean assisting Simard while Theo Todd helped out on Russet’s goal. Ryan Richardson scored the last Bears’ goal of the period with an assist from Shawn Sloan.
Sloan continued the scoring for Smiths Falls during the first two minutes of third period, with help from Richardson and Alex Lewis. Evan Johnston launched Hawkesbury’s comeback attempt two minutes later, with Owen Gonter and Patrick Callahan assisting.
Justin Trudel extended the Bears’ lead with a short-handed goal on an empty net early in the last half of the period. Helping him out were MacLean and Victor Desjardins. Clarke scored Hawkesbury’s last goal of the night two minutes later, with help from Sabourin and Matt Gasuik. Russett fired in the final goal of the game for the Bears, a few seconds before the buzzer, on an empty net. Assisting him were Alex Lewis and Thomas Quick.
Last Friday at home, the Hawks put the lights out for the Kanata Lasers 5-1. The first two periods of the game belonged to Hawkesbury with Evan Johnston opening the scoreboard early in first period, assisted by Zachary Lefebvre and Jérémie Payant.
Jeremy Quesnel continued the Hawkesbury scoring run during the first minute of second period, with help from Matt Gasuik. Ten seconds later Patrick Callahan punches in the third Hawks goal, aided by Dovar and Azzaro Tinling. Johnston finishes the second-period scoring, three minutes into the period, with help from Payant and Lefebvre.
Scoring the single point for Kanata was Austin Paul, about three minutes before the end of the game, with help from Derek St. Jean and Mathieu Parent. Hawks assistant captain Jaxon Camp finished the Hawkesbury scoring, nine seconds before the buzzer, with assists from Brandon Slawaska and Brendan McCarthy.
Hawkesbury has one game left on the November schedule, hosting Nepean November 29.
Two wins on the road and one loss at home was how the Rockland Nationals’ latest three games in the Central Canada Hockey League finished.
The Nats cut down the Lumber Kings 5-2 in Pembroke November 20. Pembroke got the first goal in the first minute of the game from Jacob Shankar, with assists by Fletcher Anderson and Liam Enright.
Rockland took over the scoring with assistant captain Jack Sullivan answering Pembroke’s first-period goal about thirty seconds after it went in the net. Helping out Sullivan were his fellow assistant captain Cole Craft and Cameron Last.
Second-period scoring for Rockland was courtesy of Andrew Aboumossa, assisted by Joe Jordan and Justin Dauphinais, and Nats captain Matthew Vermaeten, assisted by Cameron Pound and Gunnar Smith.
The Lumber Kings got in one last point with a shot by Anthony Urbisci, in the first three minutes of third period. Assisting were Olivier Charest and Joshua Maine. Finishing up the Rockland score were Vermaeten, assisted by Dean Taylor, and Last, with help from Sullivan and Smith.
Last Friday in Kemptville, the Nats beat the 73s 5-2 with Rockland ruling first period through a pair of goals by Simon Labelle and one from Cole Craft. Assisting Labelle were Craft and Dean Taylor on the first one and Craft and Cameron Last on the second. Williams Collins helped out on Craft’s short-handed goal.
Kemptville got on the board early in second period, with an unassisted goal from its captain Jared Patterson. Gavin Wood put in Kemptville’s second goal in the last half of the period, with help from Jeff Taylor and Madoka Suzuki. Labelle notched a hat trick in the last second of the period with another Rockland goal, assisted by Craft and Taylor. Last finished the Rockland score with a power-play goal midway through third period, assisted by Cameron Pound and Noah Doyle.
Saturday night, at home, was not a good time for the Nats with a 5-1 loss to the Carleton Place Canadians. Scoring unanswered goals in first period for the Canadians were Jake Code, assisted by Steven Townley, Caleb Kean, from Brett Thorne and Elliott McDermott, and David Gagnon, from McDermott and Ryan Bonfield.
Pound scored Rockland’s goal early in second period, with help from Doyle and Labelle. Gagnon extended the Canadians’ lead 10 minutes later with an unassisted goal, and then Townley finished the scoring about a minute later with help from Kean and Ayo Adeniye. Third period saw no goals from either team.
The Nats are in Nepean November 27, then return home November 29 to host Cornwall. They are in Ottawa the following day against the junior Senators.