Although the Hawkesbury Hawks were the first to score, they couldn’t stand under the pressure from
the Carleton Place Canadians after a six to one score at the Carleton Place Arena on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Zachary Fournier of the Hawks scored the first goal of the game on a power play, and while it was the
only goal for the Hawks, it was not the only power play goal. The last goal of the game, by Carleton
Place Canadian’s Aiden Girduckis scored just over 30 seconds into a roughing penalty for the Hawks.
This wasn’t Girduckis’ only goal of the afternoon, opening up the third period with a goal. A minute
after Girduckis’ goal, Peyton Francis got his second goal of the afternoon, after scoring in the second
period as well.
This game was special to Haydn Hopkins of the Canadians, who scored his first CCHL goal and gained the
lead early in the second period.
After the sixth goal, the Hawks switched their goalie from Matthew Petizian to Chris Cuglietta, who
stopped any further shots on net. Jeremie Forget of the Canadians saved 19 out of the 20 shots.
In the final moments of the third period, Hawks’ David Caza was helped off of the ice after going into the
Canadians’ goal and into the backboards. Canadians’ Joshua Gagne was giving a 5 minute major for
charging as well as a 10 minute game misconduct.
The next Canadians game takes place on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Memorial Centre. The
next home game takes place on Oct. 13 at 7:45 p.m. in the Carleton Place Arena, at rink one.