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January 17 Game Recap

Brayden Sinclair scored his 31st goal of the season, on the power play, in the Hawks’ 5-2 loss on Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre. Photo: Tav Morrison

 

It was not the Ice Hawks’ night on Tuesday, as the Port Moody Panthers took the second half of their home-and-home series 5-2 at the Ladner Leisure Centre, following Delta’s 8-6 win in Port Moody on Sunday night.

The Hawks offence heavily outshot the Panthers’, 51 shots to 15, but PoMo goalie Callum Tung had a very good night between the pipes, halting Delta’s win streak.

A power play goal from Austin Todd and partial-breakaway goal from Bradley Thompson put the Panthers up 2-0 after the first period. Todd had another goal in the second, along with one from Connor Hughes on a power play, giving the away team a 4-0 lead heading into the last twenty minutes. Hughes added another while short-handed in the third for a 5-0 lead.

Delta would break the shutout at the midway point of the third period while on the power play. Luke Mongrain took a big one-timer in the slot that Tung got a piece of, but the shot had enough on it to get by him and into the net for Mongrain’s sixth of the season.

Brayden Sinclair would add his thirty-first of the night later in the frame and also on the power play. The Hawks were cycling the puck and Yuji Akimoto went down low to Carson Merriman. Merriman set up Sinclair on the right side and he wristed it home over Tung’s shoulder.

The next matchup for the Hawks comes on Saturday, as they head to Mission to take on the Outlaws.