Winterhawks trounce Shelburne 7-0 | Spruce Grove Examiner

Winterhawks trounce Shelburne 7-0 | Spruce Grove Examiner

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The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks made the most of their home game, beating the Shelburne Muskies 7-0 on January 29 in Owen Sound.

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The Winterhawks came out and dominated the opening period, with only the standout play from Shelburne goaltender Malcolm Young keeping it scoreless early on.

The Winterhawks broke through at 1:08 when Medric Mercier hammered a one-timer past Young from the point with assists for Mike Fiegehen and Justin Donnelly.

Matt Shields extended the lead to 2-0 just over two minutes later with assists from Andy Mitchell and Logan Freiburger.

That result lasted through the end of the first period when the Winterhawks defeated Shelburne 24-5 in the opening frame.

The Winterhawks made it 3-0 to open the second third, with Mercier putting a nice pass to Lauchlin Elder to the side of the net and the Owen Sound native made no mistake with the open net. Miles MacLean also assisted the goal at 0:49.

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The ice tilted in Shelburne’s favor for much of the second period, but a suddenly busy Eric Peicheff excelled in the Winterhawks’ net, making several close-range saves to keep the Muskies off the board.

A penalty bore fruit for the Winterhawks as Young came wide of his net to play the puck when cleared into the Shelburne zone but immediately turned it off to Mitchell, who had an empty net to put the puck down.

Mitchell’s shorthanded marker at 19:22 made it 4-0 Winterhawks after two periods.

Fiegehen, Mitchell and Donnelly scored goals in the third period to make it 7-0, while Peicheff made several big saves late to record his third shutout of the season, making 31 saves for the win to earn Wismer Player of the Match ” close .

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All told, the Winterhawks beat Shelburne 49-31 to wrap up the regular season.

The Winterhawks finished the regular season with a 14-5-1 record to secure 3rd place in the Sr. “AA” playoffs and will be played by the Creemore Coyotes in the opening round of the playoffs beginning next weekend score with 6th place The Winterhawks return home to The Plex.

A series schedule will be confirmed earlier in the week. Playoff ticket prices are $12 at the box office, season tickets include playoff entry, and game passes are for entry to playoff games.

Comeback falls short in Ripley

The hole was dug too deep as the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks failed to complete Saturday night’s comeback at Ripley.

The Winterhawks saw the Ripley Wolves lead 4-0, fought back twice to make it a one-goal game, and eventually dropped a 6-4 decision.

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It was an awkward start for the Winterhawks, as Ripley was able to concede 19 shots in the opening period while scoring three goals to give Ripley a 3-0 lead after one goal.

Wolves made it 4-0 just 20 seconds into the second period before the Winterhawks broke away and marched back.

Medric Mercier scored a power play goal from Mike Fiegehen and Curtis Johnston after 2:57 of the second to put the Winterhawks on the board, cutting Ripley’s lead to 4-1.

Another power play goal came at 16:22, this time Miles MacLean of Mercier and Johnston scoring to make it a 4-2 game.

Lauchlin Elder made it a game with a goal at 18:47 of the second, by Mercier and Josh Hopkin to make it a 4-3 game, and made Wolves sweat as the game headed into the third period.

The Winterhawks pushed for the equalizer, but it was Ripley who scored the next goal at 13:24 of the third, making it a 5-3 game going into the game’s final moments.

Maintaining their stance of never dying, the Winterhawks brought it back to one with 45 seconds left as Mercier scored his second goal of the game and fourth point of the night with an unassisted marker to make it 5-4.

Ripley had the last laugh with an empty netter with 11 seconds left to make it a 6-4 final, ending the Winterhawks’ six-game winning streak in the process.

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