Beavers win fourth straight

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The Carman Beavers are red hot in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League after winning their fourth game Thursday night when the boys dropped Notre Dame 7-2 in Carman to remain in second place in the standings.

The home team opened the scoring in the first period when Fraser Mirrlees lit the lamp at 12:44, with Jack Lotscher notching the assist on the play. Beaver captain Aaron Lewadniuk made it 2-0 two minutes later. Mark Owen picked up the only assist on the Lewadniuk goal.

The Beaver and Hawks went back-and-forth through the first 10 minutes of the second period until Mark Owen scored to make it 3 and 4-0 before the end of the frame. Lewadniuk and Jake Dudar both scored assists on Owen’s first and second goals.

The Hawks clawed back in the third with a couple of goals in the first half of the final period. Notre Dame’s Steve Clark and Dan Lesage found the back of the net. It was all beavers after that. Mitch O’Brien made it 5-2 at 10:24, followed by two more Owen goals to close out the game.

Lewadniuk assisted all three goals in the final period to finish the night with six points (1 goal, 5 assists) and now sits at the top of league scoring with18 points (5 goals, 13 assists). Mark Owen finished with five (4 goals, 1 assist) and is in fourth for league scoring.

Carman goaltender Steve Christie made an outstanding 43 saves for the win allowing just 2 goals against. Notre Dame pulled Brett Timmerman after 40 minutes with 22 saves and 4 goals against, Hawks’ Justin Jamault made 8 saves with 3 goals against. Christie (4-1) is tied for most wins with Portage goaltender Riley Sveistrup (4-0-1).

The Beavers are back on the ice Saturday night when the Maroons welcome Carman to Altona at 8 p.m. Notre Dame is also in action Saturday when they hawks welcome Warren for an 8 p.m. match-up.