After a stunning victory Friday night at home against the Kemptville 73’s, Hawkesbury rolled into the Navan Memorial Centre on Sunday afternoon with only one thing on their mind: keep the momentum going.
Their opponents for the night were the Cumberland Grads who just days before made a coaching change. The Hawks top line of Yanik Laliberte, Francis Landers, and Carl Faucher took advantage of the situation and exploded for 10 points to topple the Grads 5-1. Hawks goaltender Matthew Jenkins stood tall and and played a solid game to pick up the win.
Friday night’s home ice advantage certainly paid off as the Hawks rallied back from a 3-1 deficit and a very rough second period to bring the 73’s into a shootout. After 5 shooters it was Laliberte who became the hero and secured the win.
Hawkesbury will have to definitely keep this winning momentum going as they head into their next game this coming Friday, December 2nd. The Hawks host the Smith Falls Bears at the Robert Hartley Arena. Puck drop is 7:30.