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Winterhawks reel in the Muskies
by Jordan McKinnon

October 23, 2016
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The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks made it a perfect weekend on Saturday night.

The Winterhawks hit the road for the first time this season and rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Shelburne Muskies by a score of 4-2.

Goaltender Blake Sinclair came up big for the Winterhawks early on, making key saves to hold the Muskies off the board.

Still, it was Shelburne striking first, with Nick Hodgson scoring with 1:09 left in the opening frame to make it 1-0 Muskies.

Shelburne would strike again early in the 2nd, with Ed Gaffney scoring 1:17 into the period to double the Muskie lead to 2-0.

Coming off an 11-0 win the night before, the goals did not come quite so easy for the Winterhawks this time around.

Shelburne goaltender Ed Davey gave the Winterhawks fits through much of the first half of the game, but Blake Underwood finally put one behind the Muskie netminder to cut the deficit to 2-1, with assists to Nick Quaid and Brett Brophy.

The Winterhawks would tie it up in the final minute of the 2nd period with Alex Kuntz converted his first career senior hockey goal on a feed out front from Underwood and Curtis Johnston.

The tie lasted until the 5:30 mark of the 3rd period when Brent MacDermid gave the Winterhawks the lead on a cross-crease pass from Brophy, with Trent Hawke also picking up an assist.

Johnston would add an unassisted insurance marker 1:08 later to extend the Winterhawks lead to 4-2.

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Sinclair shut the door the rest of the way to preserve the 4-2 win and his first win of the season in the Winterhawks crease.

The Winterhawks [2-1-0] hit the road next weekend for a pair of games, Friday [Oct. 28] in Shallow Lake against the Crushers [1-2-0], followed up on Saturday [Oct. 29] with a trip to Seaforth to face the Huron East Centenaires [3-2-0] for the first time ever.

Elsewhere in the WOAA on Saturday night, the Lucknow Lancers knocked off the defending champion Clinton Radars, 4-3 in a shootout, while Petrolia defeated Huron East 5-1, Durham defeated Shallow Lake 6-2 and Tillsonburg defeated Milverton 9-2.


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