Smiths Falls Bears get past CCHL Hawkesbury Hawk in shootout
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters, as the Smiths Falls Bears would need a shootout to get past the Hawkesbury Hawks. The game went into the books as a 2-1 loss for the Hawks (3-2 in the shootout). The shootout went 12 rounds, with Hawkesbury getting goals from Chris Smith and Brett Everson. In addition to the clincher, Smiths Falls had snipes by Cole Busschaert and Kevin Groulx.
The Bears' Dyllan Lubbesmeyer was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 38 saves and let only one puck past him. Lubbesmeyer managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.58 prior to the game. Smiths Falls' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Hawkesbury power plays.
The Hawks stifled Smiths Falls' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Offensively overall, Hawkesbury was held below its usual level of production, averaging 3.7 pucks into the net per game. The Hawks eventually piled up 39 shots on goal.
Hawkesbury was led by Alexandria's Brandon Barillaro, who scored the team's only goal. He scored 5:02 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Jonathan Cyr provided the assist.
– edited version of story from Hawks website