The Hawkesbury Hawks lost a close game Thursday night to the Ottawa Junior Senators to end their winning streak at three games.

With both teams sitting at eight points on the season—two back of the division-leading Rockland Nationals— the contest held some significance in the standings for the early stages of the 2017-2018 campaign.

Appropriate to the teams’ position in the standings, the game began deadlocked in a 1-1 tie at the end of the first period. The game would remain close the whole way through, with only one shot on goal separating the two teams—Hawkesbury posting 34 shots on the night to Ottawa’s 35. However, a power-play goal in the second would prove to be the difference, with the Junior Senators ultimately taking the game by a score of 2-1. Zachary Fournier scored the only goal for the Hawks, assisted by David Jankowski.

Hawkesbury again played only one game this week, as another match was postponed due to the closure of the Robert Hartley Sports Complex. In the meantime, the Hawks will play their home games at the Glengarry Sports Complex in Alexandria.

Between the loss and the postponed games, the Hawks now sit at fourth in the Yzerman division standings, behind Ottawa, Cornwall, and Rockland. As of September 25, Ottawa leads the division with 14 points, while Cornwall and Rockland each have 10.

The Hawks will play their next game on September 29 against Carleton Place. The game will be played at 8:00 p.m. at the Glengarry Sports Complex and will be considered a home game for Hawkesbury.