The Hawks celebrate Caelan Mander’s second goal of the year, coming on a well-executed 2-on-1 with Danylo Bereza, that ended up being the winner in a 4-0 shutout win for the home team. Photo: Tav Morrison
The Delta Ice Hawks continued to roll along, defeating the Chilliwack Jets 4-0 on Tuesday night to bring their winning streak to six games.
Merik Erickson had a steller performance in net with the Jets implementing a lot of pressure and outshooting the home Hawks, but Erickson stonewalled all 32 shots he faced in the close game.
The lone goal of the first period came from defenseman Caelan Mander. He broke out of the Hawks’ zone with Danylo Bereza, and they went tic-tac-toe with a nifty move from Mander at the end to deke out the Jets’ goalie Dylan Rempel for his second goal on the year.
Delta had the only goal of the second period as well, this time with Brayden Sinclair keeping in a loose puck on the right side of the Chilliwack zone. He dished to Alec Scouras down low, who weaved his way through a couple defenders before giving it back to Sinclair. He had some space, took his time, and wristed it top corner for a 2-0 Hawks lead.
Early in the third, the Hawks took advantage of a power play, winning a face-off in the Chilliwack end; the puck going back to Yuji Akimoto on the blue line. He went across to Mander, who found a wide-open Conner Merriman in the high slot. He spun and took a quick shot, picking his corner for his twenty-eighth of the season.
The one-goal-per-period trend was broken with just 36 seconds to go in the game, as another face-off win led to another Delta goal. Carson Merriman sent the puck to Tye Hemenway at the centre point. He took a low shot and Payton Hu was in the right place for a tip to put the final score at 4-0 for the Ice Hawks.