WALKERTON – The Walkerton Hawks played two away games on the weekend, both ending in losses.
Friday night, the Hawks visited the Hanover Barons and lost 9-1. Sunday afternoon in Wingham, the Hawks lost by a smaller margin, 4-2.
Elliott McCarey scored the lone Hawks goal, assisted by Keegan Fischer. Hanover goals were scored by Kyle Detweiler, Joseph White, Ryan Goetz, Austin Griffin (on the power play twice in three minutes in the second period), Ryan Colquhoun, Owen Torrie – two, one of them short-handed – and Carter Moran.
Wingham came out strong in the first period with two goals seconds apart by Kyle Stanbury, with assists on the first from Austin McKeachnie and Hayden Robinson, and the second from Owen Gemmell and Micah Kraayenbrink. Walkerton’s Kaleb Smith scored unassisted late in the first period, but Wingham’s Stanbury replied in the final seconds of the period with his third goal on assists from Chris Adlys and Gemmell. Stanbury got his fourth goal in the second period; David Kozak and Nate Bloemberg got the assists. Seconds into the third period, McCarey scored Walkerton’s second goal on assists from Spencer Lammie-Sutter and Aaron McConnell.
The next three games will be played in Walkerton – Friday night at 8:20 p.m. against Mount Forest, Sunday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. against Mitchell, and again on Friday, Oct. 29 against Kincardine at 8:20 p.m.
As of press time, COVID-19 restrictions remained unchanged at the Walkerton arena – fans over 12 years old must show proof of vaccination with a piece of photo identification, and provide name and phone number for contact-tracing purposes. Fans must wear masks and maintain distancing.
Fans who are interested in becoming part of the Hawks’ organization as members of the executive should contact any member of the executive. Volunteers are also needed to help with home games – time keepers and score keepers are needed.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times