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The Hawks are seen here in action at a game which took place earlier this season. Photo: James Morgan

Hawks drop two in a row

The Hawkesbury Junior “A” Hawks went 0-2 over the past week, falling to the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Navan Grads.

On Friday, the Hawks welcomed the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the final game of a three game home-stand. Having won the previous two games, the Hawks were looking to continue that momentum against Pembroke. Unfortunately for Hawkesbury, the Lumber Kings had other plans. The first period would remain scoreless until the final second of the frame, when Pembroke put one past Matthew Petizian to open the scoring. From there, the Lumber Kings took control, scoring four more in a row through the second and the third to take full control of the contest. Matt Gasuik would eventually score for Hawkesbury midway through the third but it would prove too little too late as Pembroke would add the empty netter to take the game by a final score of 5-1.

On Monday, the Hawks travelled to Navan to take on the Grads. Things would not go the Hawks’ way early, as the Grads would score three unanswered to take a 3-0 lead before the end of the first period. The scoring would dry up through the second and most of the third, with neither team able to find the mark. Hawkesbury would pull the goalie in the final two minutes but it would be the Grads who would take advantage, potting an empty net goal to seal the game 4-0 in their favour.

The Hawks return to action Tuesday, March 12 when they take on the Rockland Nationals.


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