Field team does well at provincials
HUNTSVILLE - The Huntsville Hawks peewee field lacrosse team travelled to Brampton the May holiday weekend for its final games of the season.
The peewees, who qualified for the provincials this year by winning all but one game, were all smiles as they arrived to play St. Catharines on Friday night. The first goal of the game was scored by the newest member of the Hawks, Cole Hanrahan. A strong defense was presented by Carter Veitch, Tyler Arnott, and Brody Tracey. Kaedin Campbell and Ross Johnson held back the opposition with some strong checking early in the game. Jason Knox came in to score the second goal, assisted by Brett Handsor. Johnson assisted Knox for another goal along with some help from Evan Dickson to help hold off the Kitts. Tracey helped Hanrahan score the next goal. Alexis Roberson and Nicholas Phillips showed true teamwork with some solid passing and defensive skills throughout the game. Knox and Johnson took turns passing to Handsor for the fifth goal of the game to solidify the win. Handsor came in strong with another goal in the top corner after a pass from Phillips. Goalie Caleb Creasor made some amazing saves in the net, after being hammered time and again during the game with little break in-between shots.
McGregor Clayton made a sharp pass to Johnson to help Handsor score into the net. St. Catharines and the Hawks came in tight in the last period of the game, each team bringing their game face, but it wasn’t enough for the hawks’ opponents.
The eighth goal of the game was scored from a loose ball retrieval by Campbell, which helped to cement the win, 8-5.
The next game had the Hawks facing Whitby, who came in strong scoring multiple times in the first period while the duo of Handsor and Knox scored a single to keep Huntsville alive. The Hawks retaliated in the second period with good pressure and multiple checks by Knox and Campbell. A hard defence by Colby Thur, Dickson, Tracey and Arnott helped the Hawks come back with the Hawks goalie Creasor assisting on the second goal, scored by Knox. Handsor got the next goal directly from the whistle to score again, causing Whitby to up the pressure and have the Hawks running through the next period. While Whitby put on a passing clinic in the third, the Hawks found themselves flat-footed. Hard defense shown by Creasor just wasn’t enough as the frustrated Hawks were overtaken by Whitby, 11-8.
The final game against Oakville found the Hawks playing well together as their first goal of the game came early by Knox with a pass from Dickson. The pair liked the feeling so well they tried it again, as Knox passed to Dickson for the second goal. The third goal came in the first period, with a pass from Handsor behind the net to Tracy who was out in front of the open net.
With an increase in defensive pressure from Arnott, Cooper Ludlow and Carter Veitch and offensive pressure from Handsor, Campbell, Tracey, Dickson and Clayton, the Hawks came back looking for a win. The third period had Creasor playing well between the pipes with multiple shots on net. Knox scored twice and the final goal of the game came with a struggle for Hansor as he fought his way through a swarm of opposing players to place a goal through an open pocket.
While the Hawks came in and played hard the entire game, Oakville took the win 9-6.
— Submitted by the Huntsville Peewee Hawks field lacrosse team.