Hawks AAA U18 team is flying high

The Hawkesbury Hawks midget AAA team's new bench boss, Mario Dupuis, has his troop firing on all cylinders.

Since assuming head coaching duties, the team has improved from a 0.329 winning percentage to a 0.642 in just 7 games, whilst acquiring 9 points out of possible 14. The results have included victories over Kemptville and Ottawa and a tie with the Cumberland Grads, the league’s first-place team.

Goaltender Connor Morris (of Alexandria) has led the way with his stead work between the pipes. On the season, he as a 3.43 goals against average.

Hawks penalty killing have also improved, holding Kemptville and Ottawa to only 1 goal per game. Hawkesbury's power play currently ranks second in the league.

“All the players have contributed in the resurgence of the Hawks midget AAA team,” says coach Dupuis.

Hawks’ owner Sylvain Landers is ecstatic about his team’s turnaround: "Mario has done a great job taking over for coach Leger. The players have really bought into his system and his teachings."

Gaetan Perriard, formerly of the Eastern Ontario Wild peewee AAA organization, is another valued addition to the Hawks coaching staff.

Leading the squad offensively as of Jan. 28 is Ryan Wells, with 28 points.

Green Valley's Alex Elie is another county member of the squad. He plays left wing and has 19 points this season.

edited version of story from CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks website