The BWC Bruins and North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks are the only two BC teams representing BC at the Quebec International Peewee tournament being contested this week. Both teams are playing in the top AAA division, and both opened with wins, here’s a recap of the NSWC Winterhawks game 1.
NSWC Winterhawks 3 – Gatineau Olympiques 2
The Winterhawks had to battle back from a two goal deficit and an onslaught of shots to win this one, after Quebec opened with two quick goals in the first, and peppered goalie Logan Terness with 15 shots.
Olympique’s Anthony Hamel opened the scoring 1:54 into the game on assists from Cedric Chenier and Henrix Lapierre. And shortly thereafter, Gatineau scored again, at 4:48 on an unassisted power play goal by Lapierre.
But that would be it for scoring for the Quebec team, ranked #2 in the province, despite generating another 25 shots in the final two periods.
North Shore scored early in the second to give themselves life, on an unassisted goal by Cole Shepard at 1:26. The team hung on through the period, though outshot 9-4 in the frame.
At 9:16 of the third, Garret Valk tied the game at 2-2, on an assist from Shepard.
Mathew Benedet then notched the winner for the Hawks, at 12:39. Hayden Gelbard and Owen Howard got the assists.
Terness stopped all 14 third period shots to clinch the win.
Final shots were 38 – 10 for the Quebec team. Both teams took two penalties.
The Winterhawks don’t play another official game until Thursday, when they’ll meet the winner of the Buffalo Sabres vs New Rangers, who play Monday morning.
In the meantime, the Hawks will be playing exhibition games with other teams also waiting for their next official tournament game.
Head Coach: Cam Paddock
Assistant coaches: Kevin Pederson, Stephen Sankey, Jason Shull.
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