Hawks hockey team lose first game

By Darren Lum

Published Dec. 11 2018

The Red Hawks boys’ hockey team finished 1-1 last week.

They started with a convincing 5-0 win over the visiting LCVI Spartans on Wednesday Dec. 5. Goals were scored by Hawks captain Owen Smith Nigel Smith (2) Owen Gilbert  and Zach Morissette.

Two days later the Hawks travelled to Peterborough to play the Saints of St. Peter Catholic Secondary School where they lost 2-0. It was the first loss of the season. The Hawks are third in the Kawartha Varsity Boys’ Hockey League with a 3-1 record. They’ve held opponents in check allowing only three goals in four games while scoring 15.

The team will gain invaluable experience when they are scheduled to compete at the Maxwell Heights Tournament in Oshawa. Next Wednesday the Hawks will host Thomas A. Stewart Secondary for the last game before the Christmas holidays.

After losing 35-22 to the visiting I.E. Weldon Wildcats in their home opener on Tuesday Dec. 4 the Hawks rebounded with a dominating performance over the Brock Bulldogs 50-22 to level out their record to 1-1.

The team which is coached by Paul Longo and Sam Little will host the Titans of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary on Thursday Dec. 13. Tip off is at 3 p.m. Before the holidays the team will host the Falcons of Fenelon Falls Secondary School on Tuesday Dec. 18. Game time is 3 p.m.

Games are subject to change without notice.

There weren’t enough senior players committed to playing this 2018-2019 season so the juniors will be the sole representative for the Hawks. It’s been more than 20 years since the Hawks have had a senior team.