'Hawks win 5th straight as Johnston scores Milestone goal
by Jordan MacKinnon

November 6, 2106


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The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks were rewarded after a long bus ride on Friday night.

Their first trip to visit the Petrolia Squires resulted in a 7-4 win for Saugeen Shores.

Petrolia opened the scoring in the 1st period as Breyden Belan beat Jeff Flagler to make it 1-0 for the Squires.

(Winterhawks photo)

Curtis Johnston

Curtis Johnston would tie it up shortly after on a milestone goal, netting his 100th career goal in a Winterhawks uniform to make it a 1-1 tie.

Petrolia's Jeff Pauley restored the Squires lead, but Andy Fracz was able to tie things up to make it a 2-2 tie at the end of the 1st period.

The back-and-forth scoring continued early in the 2nd as Petrolia again grabbed the lead on a goal by Kraig Wright.

Brent MacDermid continued his hot start with a goal to tie it up, then the Winterhawks took their first lead of the night on a goal by James McHaig.

Petrolia's Adam Arsenault would tie things up yet again before the halfway point of the 2nd.

MacDermid's 2nd of the night on the powerplay would restore the Winterhawks lead at 5-4, and Fracz's 2nd of the night would make it 6-4 Winterhawks at the end of the 2nd.

Johnston would add an insurance marker in the 3rd to make it a two-goal night for him, while Flagler shut the door to preserve the win for the Winterhawks, their fifth straight.

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The win improves the Winterhawks record to 5-1-0 on the season and puts them alone in 1st place in the WOAA Sr. Hockey League, one point ahead of the defending champion, Clinton Radars.

The Winterhawks next game is back at home on Remembrance Day, Friday November 11th, and will feature camouflage 3rd jerseys to benefit the Royal Canadian Legion.

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