HUNTSVILLE - Mathematically, the Huntsville Senior Hawks have not been eliminated from the playoffs.
But you have to figure that with only one point in eight games and the other teams in the Ontario Senior B Lacrosse League competing at a .500 or better clip, making the post season is definitely a long shot.
The Hawks’ record fell to 0-7-1 for the 2012 season, following an 11-5 road loss to the Sarnia Beavers on Sunday.
The team’s top three scorers – Joey O’Halloran, Corey Moore and Todd Holinshead – continue to account for most of the team’s offensive output. Each had four points in the loss, with Holinshead clicking for three goals and Moore one. Phil Montgomery had the other Huntsville goal.
Holinshead’s 12 goals puts him tied for fifth place in the loop. He and Moore are tied for 10th in league scoring with 24 points each. O’Halloran’s 30 points puts him in fourth in league scoring.
The Hawks got buried early in the game against the Beavers, going down 4-0 after the first period and 8-3 after two periods.
If there are any positives to take from the game it would be the play of the Hawks’ specialty teams. Huntsville went three-for-nine on the power play, a good statistic from the second-worst power play in the league at 9.52 per cent.
One of the surprises on this team, which has the worst defence in the league, is its penalty-killing unit, tops in the OSBLL with a 93.55 ratio.
Head coach Karl Carnduff was unavailable for comment.
Huntsville will try to break out of its winless slump when it plays a pair of weekend games.
The Hawks will face the Norwood Champs Saturday night at the Jack Bionda Arena before heading down Highway 11 on Sunday to face the Brooklin Merchants.