Hawks soar above Saints for Kawartha title
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | February 27, 2015
With back-to-back wins on Feb. 26 at A.J. LaRue Arena, the Red Hawks varsity boys hockey team captured this year's Kawartha championship.
"I enjoyed this because it doesn't happen often," said head coach Ron Yake. "When it does happen you have to enjoy it."
With a 10-1 record heading into the championship, the Hawks fought hard to earn their COSSA berth. In their morning game against the Cobourg West Vikings, the team won 4-2 to advance to the final game of the day against the St. Peter Saints.
In a hard-fought battle with several penalties handed out to both teams, the Hawks scored three goals in a shootout for the 8-6 victory.
"We had two tough games and a little bit of adversity during this one," said Yake after the second game. "We had some penalties and some of our guys were getting a little bit riled. The other team was getting riled, but then it settled down a bit."
The Hawks' goal scorers in the shootout included Matt Wilbee, Curtis Ballantyne and Joel Fedeski.
The team will play for the COSSA championship in the single-A/double-A division with their first game at 10 a.m. next Monday. They will be eliminated should they lose their first game.
This was the second year in a row that the varsity team was successful in winning the Kawartha title.
For the full story see next Thursday's Highlander.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.