By Darryl G. Smart
Meeting up with a powerhouse with a short bench isn’t a great
combination. Unfortunately that is what the Pt Dover Sailors have been
dealing with in its best-of-seven Provincial Junior Hockey League Bloomfield Division quarter-final with the Hagersville Hawks Jr C Hockey.
Ralph Taggart led a five goals on 20 shot barrage in the first period, as the Hawks skated away with a 7-3 win.
The Hawks now have a 3-0 stranglehold of the best-of-seven series.
While Taggart scored twice in the first frame, Connor Stirling, Peter Cappucci, and Tycie Cowan added one each.
Brent Mio and Ben Mason breathed some life into the Sailors in the final four minutes of the period thanks to their goals.
Mason then added another in the second period, before Cowan and Cappucci notched their second goals of the game in the third period.
Avery Hartwick was very sharp in the crease for the Hawks, making 37 saves.
The Hawks have an opportunity to sweep the series Thursday in Game 4 on Thursday in Port Dover at 7:30pm.
RANGERS VS RIVERHAWKS
After dropping the first game of its best-of-seven PJHL Bloomfield Division quarter-final against the Niagara RiverHawks Jr. Hockey Club, the Glanbrook Rangers have won three-in-a-row.
Tuesday in Niagara Falls, Noah Matteson scored the overtime winner to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory. It was the second game in a row the Rangers needed extra time to put the RiverHawks away.
The Rangers now lead the series 3-1, and can clinch Wednesday, at home, at 7:30pm.