HUNTSVILLE - The Huntsville R & G Constructions Peewee Hawks faced off against the Orillia Kings last Wednesday evening in a tension-filled game that ended in a tie.
The tension was thick from the start as the Hawks and the Kings both came out strong. Immediately after the whistle, Jason Knox intercepted a pass from the Kings, which led to the Hawks’ first goal of the night.
In another good move, Josh Degazio stoles the Kings’ ball and went in on a breakaway on the awaiting Kings’ goalie. The Hawks were soaring over the floor in non-stop action. Anticipating the Kings next moves, Cooper Ludlow, Logan Voyer and Carter Veitch were ready to stop them in their tracks. Hard defence from Kaedin Campbell, Ross Johnson and Evan Dickson also assisted in the domination of the Kings.
Caleb Creasor got a breakaway and sped down the floor only to be checked by the awaiting Kings at the crease . With a little help from his teammates, Brett Handsor took the pass and got the next goal to end the period 2-0 for Huntsville.
The Second period started with a rush as both teams vied for possession of the ball. The Kings got a break and ran down the floor hoping for a shot, they were not ready for Campbell and Voyer, who slowed them down long enough for Hawks goalie Cole Clarke to stop the Kings again.
Handsor and Creasor were all over the floor taking a beating as the Kings try to keep them out of their house. Knox got a breakaway only to be hip-checked by the Kings at the crease. But Knox still managed to get another loose ball and forwarded it to Handsor. He went in on yet another breakaway and slammed the ball deep into the net for a 3-0 Huntsville lead.
Johnson raced down the floor to an awaiting Kings goalie and passed to an awaiting Degazio, who then put a rocket into the net, leaving the goalie to wonder where the shot came from.
Multiple breakaways for the Hawks left the Kings tired but relentless as they managed their first goal of the game. With a taste of a goal, the Kings were quick to score another immediately after their first.
But Voyer was able to intercept another pass from the Kings and scored, which slowed them down and ended second period 4-2 in favour of Huntsville.
Third period starts with excellent offensive plays from Cole Hanarahan, Veitch and Creasor and superior defence from Alexis Roberson Dylan Lawrence.
Clarke stopped another Kings breakaway, which left them frustrated while the Hawks tried to maintain their lead.
With shot after shot from Veitch, Handsor, Knox, Hanarahan and Campbell the Kings’ goalie tried his best to block all the Hawks’ shots. The Kings try for a comeback, but Creasor put pressure on the Kings, forcing them to take an empty shot as Smith took the rebound.
As the game started to get heated, the checking got stronger and the skills from both teams shone through.
Shot after shot from the Hawks were not enough to get past the Kings’ goalie and the game ended in 4-4 tie.
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