The Hawks’ forward, Eric DeRepentigny (10) gets a scoring chance here and the puck eventually finds its way to Bradly Wells’ (28) stick where he buried it, tying the game at two. The Rebels’ goalie, Grant Craig (1) and defensemen, Shane Gaudreau (15) try to keep the puck out. The Rebels went on to take the game 4-3 in overtime. Moore photo
WINCHESTER—The Winchester Hawks played just a single game this past weekend. On Friday night, they welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels, the team they are trying to catch for the last playoff spot in the Martin Division.
Rebels 4 Hawks 3 (OT)
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Feb. 8, in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in a must-win position, sitting just three points behind the Rebels for the last playoff spot of the season.
The Rebels opened the scoring just 1:41 into the first period taking a 1-0 lead. The Rebels made it 2-0 with just 1:18 remaining in the opening frame while shorthanded. The Rebels took the 2-0 lead into the first intermission outshooting the Hawks 14-11.
The Hawks cut the deficit in half when Kyle Kuehni scored his 16th goal of the season from Miguel Pare and Nolan Guertin, just 48 seconds into the second period.
The Hawks knotted the affair when Bradley Wells scored his third of the season from William MacDonald and Eric DeRepentigny at 14:25. The teams took a two-all stalemate into the second intermission.
The Rebels restored the lead at 14:46 of the third period but the Hawks answered with just 2:03 remaining in regulation as Guertin scored his fourth of the season from Graeme Buffone and Kuehni. Neither team was able to score the game-winner before the final buzzer sounded, so the game headed to a five-minute three-on-three overtime period.
To the dismay of the Hawks, the Rebels ended the game at 3:05 of the extra frame taking the game 4-3. With the loss, the Hawks fall four points behind the Rebels with just five games remaining in the regular season.
The Rebels outshot the Hawks 50-33. Suffering the loss in the Hawks goal was Brent Pledge-Dickson making 46 saves.
The Winchester Hawks welcome the Alexandria Glens to the Joel Steele Community Centre tonight Wed., Feb. 13, at 8:30 p.m. and welcome the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Fri., Feb. 15, at 8:15. The Hawks then travel to the Richmond Memorial Centre on Family Day Mon., Feb. 18, to take on the Royals at 1:30 p.m.