As the saying goes: all good things must come to an end.
That rang true for the Hawkesbury Hawks Junior “A” team this weekend, as they had their 9-game winning streak come to an end with a lopsided loss to the Brockville Braves.
On Friday, the Hawks travelled to Brockville to take on the Braves at the Brockville Memorial Centre, looking to extend their winning streak to double digits. Unfortunately for the Hawks, it was the home team who would take control early. Opening the scoring just over two minutes into the game, the Braves would take a 2-0 lead into the second period. Brockville would add another early in the frame on the power play to extend their lead to three. The Hawks would finally get on the board near the halfway point of the second courtesy of David Hill to keep the game within reach. Unfortunately, it would be all Brockville in the third. The Braves would score three more unanswered to hand the Hawks a 6-1 loss, ending Hawkesbury’s winning streak at nine games. Luke Grainger and Geoffrey Fizet had the assists for Hawkesbury.
Despite the loss, the Hawks remain in first place in both the Yzerman Division and the overall standings of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), with 62 points.
The team returns to action Tuesday, January 15, when they head to Carleton Place to play the Canadians. Carleton Place currently sits in first place in the Robinson Division and second place in the overall standings with 61 points—just one behind Hawkesbury with both teams having played 42 games on the season.