Core of Hawks returns for title run

By Darren Lum

Nov. 22 2016

This pre-season the Red Hawks boys’ varsity hockey team is looking competitive said coach Ron Yake.

Yake said this year’s team boasts nine returning players who have demonstrated great balance at all positions.

“These returning players will be asked to bring their game to the next level and lead the team. If they can do this the team will have success. A few new players that have been added should add some excitement to the Red Hawk team play” he said. “Our focus early in the season will be team play that promotes success which will include moving the puck positional play and discipline. If the team can develop this it will be a great start to the season.”

Last year the team did not earn berth to the OFSAA (Ontario Federation School Athletic Association) championship. It lost 6-2 to Centennial of Belleville in Belleville. The Hawks failed to earn an all-provincial berth for the first time in three years after two consecutive years of making it to the final 16.