Friday, March 15, 2013
Hawks Look For Answers After 7-1 Loss:
Tayler Balog got the Hawks on the board in the opening frame at 11:11, from Ben Johnstone and Jesse Bernard, beating Devin Buffalo, who got the start but did not finish the game. Davis Jones looked sharp in the Hawks net, the Hawks getting outshot 13-8 in the period.
In the second, the Bombers exploded for six unanswered goals. It all started just 49 seconds in when Boehm picked up his first goal of the series, before Josh Roach and Konrad Litke added goals before the 6:00 mark, making it 3-1 Bombers. Near the midway point, Boehm notched his second, giving the Bombers all the life and sucking the life from the majority of the 885 fans at the Centennial Arena.
Dillan McCombie picked up a powerplay marker after that making it 5-1, and from there frustration started to set in. After taking Jeff Datoff in to the boards from behind, Tayler Balog stepped in and dropped the mitts with Konrad Litke, before Carter Berg took shots at an unwilling combatent, earning his own ejection as well as Balog and Litke. Grant Jensen then fought Andy Blanke while Michael Lambert got in to it with McCombie following Jason Wark's goal at 15:04. Lambert showed strong hussle all night, and along with McCombie only received 2 minute minors. The Hawks were out played in the second, and let negative emotion get best of them, down 5-1 going in to the break.
With the shots at 34-15, Nipawin picked the play up in the third on a relieved Brandon Wildung, who stood tall to all 7 shots he faced. Jordan Liem, who drew in for the second time in the series, was only beat once on the 9 shots he faced in the period. That goal came with just 15 seconds left on a nice play that saw Brody Robinson sneak back door un-noticed. Earlier in the period, Arti Kalashnikov was ejected for an interference call, while Tayler Balog and Cam Blair earned 10 minute misconducts in the final minutes.
Flin Flon would win 7-1 in one of the wildest playoff games imaginable, taking a 3-2 series lead heading home on Saturday night for Game 6 of the series.
CK750 will have the broadcast beginning at 6:15 Saskatchewan time, with puckdrop set for 6:30 from the Whitney Forum.
I'd like to thank the fans who were able to understand my point of view during the broadcast, it was a very interesting game that I don't have many words for. There were alot of dirty plays from both sides, and alot of disrespectful acts on the ice and in the crowd. I firmly believe, everyone in BOTH dressing rooms will come out with a much more friendly game on Saturday, with much more respect and class towards the other team. Myself on the broadcast included. Thank you for your continued support and listenership, CK750 is proud to support the Hawks as they now go for 2 straight dubya's, make sure you support the boys and hop the fan bus!