WALKERTON – A chippy game against the Goderich Flyers gave the Walkerton Hawks their first win of the season – a 9-4 victory on home ice on Oct. 8.
The Hawks racked up a four-goal lead in the first period and added another early in the second, before Goderich started scoring. Hawks goals were scored by Spencer Lammie-Sutter from Zach Turner and Elliott McCarey, Connor Borth from Keegan Fischer and Owen Troyer, Kyle Durrer from McCarey and Evan Visser on the power play, Owen Tichbourne from Durrer, and Owen Troyer from Visser.
Then the Flyers found the Walkerton net – Matthew Bean from Ethan Hill. Walkerton’s K. Fischer came back with a goal from Visser and Brayden Fischer. Goderich scored twice more – Brent Krahn short-handed, and Bean from Parker Gibbings and Hill – in what looked like a dramatic bid to even the score. But 6-3 was as close as they got. The Hawks came back strong in the third, getting three goals (Visser from Austin Brown and K. Fischer, B. Fischer from Connor Prins and C. Borth from Jordan Borth) to the Flyers’ one (Caden Beattie) for the 9-4 victory.
This follows an 8-1 loss in Mitchell on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
The game in Mount Forest Oct. 2 was postponed.
The Hawks played an away game in Kincardine on Saturday that ended in a 10-2 loss for Walkerton.
The Hawks scored the first goal, Durrer from Visser on the power play, but the Bulldogs got six by the end of the first period – Carter Servais, Steven Grant – two including a power play goal, Gavin Downs – two and Liam Colhoun.
Servais and Austin Waite scored for Kincardine in the second before Austin Brown scored from B. Fischer and Visser for Walkerton’s second goal.
The third period belonged to Kincardine, with goals by Jordan Moulton and Bryce McFadden, both on the power play.
The Hawks’ next games are in Hanover on Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Wingham. The next home game is Friday, Oct. 22, 8:20 p.m. when the Hawks host the Mount Forest Patriots.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times