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December 14 Game Recap – Hawks win!

Carson Merriman put two up on the board on Tuesday night, helping the Hawks to a 7-5 win over the Knights.

 

The Delta Ice Hawks took home a win on Deltassist fundraiser night Tuesday, with a 7-5 win over the Surrey Knights.

Eleven different Ice Hawks contributed with points, with Carson Hemenway leading the way with a goal and three assists and Carson Merriman tacking on two goals

Monty Uyeyama opened the scoring in the game with a power play goal; Brad Collins took a shot from the point that went off the hip of a Hawks defender, and the puck bounced right to Uyeyama in front of the net.

The Merriman brothers teamed up with Dalton MacGillivray to tie the game up for Delta. MacGillivray carried the puck around the net and pushed it up to Conner Merriman along the left boards. Conner found Carson in the high slot, and he fired it past Mason Upton for his tenth of the season.

The lead changed hands early in the second, as the Ice Hawks took advantage of a power play opportunity. Carson Hemenway took a shot from the blue line, stopped by Upton, but JJ Milne was there out front to pot the rebound.

Later in the frame, the Hawks were down a man, but won the faceoff in their own end. Yuji Akimoto ended up with the puck and wove his way through two Knights players, breaking out on a 2-on-1 with Carson Bigras. Akimoto went across to Bigras, who held it until the last second, finding Akimoto again for an open net tap-in.

Surrey would not go away though, with Colby Stanley picking off an attempted clear by the Hawks, walking in, and beating Merik Erickson to trim Delta’s lead to one.

The seesaw battle continued, as Luca Redford won a race down into the Knights’ end for the puck and was able to make a pass up to Hemenway on the point before taking a big hit. Hemenway finished the play with a one-time slapper for a 4-2 lead.

With less than a minute to go in the second, the Knights added one more before going to the dressing rooms. Jake Thompson and Kazuya Yamazaki went in on a 2-on-1 and Thompson took the shot. Erickson made the initial save, but Yamazaki scooped up the rebound and slid it home.

In the third, Carson Merriman struck again just a minute and a half in. Henry Smith got the puck low to Kyle Robinson, who moved it back into the high slot for Merriman, who scored his eleventh.

Robinson got a goal of his own on the power play a few minutes later, picking up a rebound out front off a Hemenway long shot; Robinson’s fifth on the year made it 6-3 Delta.

Surrey scored two quick ones a couple minutes apart of get back within one, with Jacob Tudan scoring on the power play, and Brandon Melsness scoring at full-strength.

Bigras sealed the win though mid-way through the third period – Nico Marini went up high to Hemenway, who made a quick slap-pass to Bigras on the left side of the net, and he tapped it past Upton for a 7-5 score.