Hawks teams suffer losing weekend

Caelan Russell keeping the puck alive inside of the blue line this season. (supplied photo)

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It was a losing weekend for both Hawks clubs in their respective midget hockey leagues as the girls fell 3-1 to Eastman in their only Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League of the weekend while the boys dropped two in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League (MMHL).

The boys are officially on a losing streak after dropping their third straight game in the MMHL. The Hawks were shut-out 6-0 by the Thrashers Saturday in Winnipeg. Pembina Valley went 0-5 against the Winnipeg club despite throwing 32 shots toward the Thrashers’ netminder. Dylan Meilun took the loss with 31 saves on the night.

Sunday was a little tighter but still ended up a loss for PV. The boys started things off on the right foot with a goal from Roux Bazin, but the Capitals rebounded with a couple goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead into the second. Derek Wiebe tied the game at 2 in the second period with about five minutes left in the middle frame, but again the Caps regained their lead early into the third. Brock Moroz took the loss in net for the Hawks with 31 saves.

The Hawks power play is 1-for-15 in the last three games, all of which have resulted in losses for the boys. The Brandon Wheat Kings have the best power play per cent at 24.4, while the Hawks sit in second with 22.7.

The Hawks are on the road for their next two. The boys head to Shoal Lake Saturday evening to take on the Yellowhead Chiefs. They then travel to Roblin to take on the Parkland Rangers on Sunday.

Girls fall in St. Anne

The female midget Hawks only had one game over the weekend and ended up falling 3-1 to the Eastman Selects in the MFMHL.

The girls took 40 minutes to get going as they found themselves down 1-0 after the first 20 minutes. They managed to get on the board in the final frame but the Selects slid home another two to seal the victory.

The girls are also hitting the road this weekend when they make the trip to Faribault, Minnesota, for the Shattuck/St. Mary’s tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Their next MFMHL league game is against the Central Plains Capitals Saturday, November 18, in Morden.