Hawks Get 2 Big Points in Melfort
It wasn’t pretty, but two points is two points.
The Melfort Mustangs came flying out of the gate, and out shot, outplayed, and out chanced the Hawks through the first period, and most of the game.
The only thing they didn’t do was capitalize.
Tad Kozun scored on the only power play attempt for the Hawks in the first period, and that’s the way it sat through 20 minutes of play.
Nipawin would expand their lead to 3-0 midway through the second, getting goals from Carter Danczak and Evan Mignault.
The Mustangs would score in the third as Justin Boyer was left alone at the top of the crease and put home a power play marker, but the Hawks’ Carter Coben would eventually restore the 3 goal lead and seal the win for Nipawin.
The Hawks did get their legs going as the game wore on, but are thankful for being able to come out of it with a win.
The Hawks now move up 6 points ahead of the ‘Stangs for first in the Sherwood, and due to Flin Flon and La Ronge losses, the Hawks go up 4 points on the Bombers, and 5 on the Wolves.
The penalty kill was sharp again tonight, going 4/5.
Joe O’Brien had another great game between the pipes, turning aside 43 shots.
At the other end of the ice, Austin Rediron made 19 stops in the loss.
Melfort will now travel to Kindersley on Tuesday, to start a three game road trip.
Meanwhile, the Hawks will play their final road game before the Christmas break, Tuesday night in La Ronge.
Both games will be available on CK750 and 105 CJVR.
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