January 21 Game Recap – Hawks Win!

In their final visit to Burnaby of the season, the Ice Hawks came away with a 8-3 win at Burnaby Winter Club, lead by Nicholas Kolb’s hat trick night.

Remy Quintoro allowed just three goals on 32 shots, with the Hawks scoring eight times on 40 shots.

In the first, the Hawks scored first, as Nicholas Kolb sent a pass to the middle, but it went off a Steeler skate out front and into the net for his first goal of the night. Ryan Bal scored less than a minute later, picking up a rebound and throwing a sharp angle shot on net that beat Shayan Kermany, giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The Hawks got two more goals in the second, starting with Ryden Mathieson’s first as a Hawk. He was out front for a Yuji Akimoto pass from the left side that he tapped in over Kermany’s shoulder, Mathieson’s fifteenth of the year in total.

Kolb got his second goal of the night on a set-up from Jaren Ashbee, who wove his way from Delta’s zone around a few Grandview d-men and passed to Kolb out front for his ninth of the season and a 4-0 Hawks lead.

Grandview’s Ben Ruthven and Pavraj Bandesha each netted one for the home team before the end of the period, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 4-2 after two periods.

But the Hawks pushed back in the third, starting just 1:25 into the period, with Mateo Sjoberg picking up the puck in the neutral zone and skating straight in, scoring his eighteenth by shooting it right past Kermany on an open shot.

Dawson Toledo added his second goal with Delta just 15 seconds later, with Kolb making a pass out front off a skate that went right to Toledo for a backhand shot and a 6-2 lead.

Kassius Kler got one back for the home team, making it 6-3 Delta, and the Hawks had a couple more in them. Kolb was able to earn his hat trick, sliding one through the five-hole to put Kolb into double-digit goals on the season.

With just over five minutes to go and with the Hawks on the penalty kill, Danylo Bereza poked the puck up to Sjoberg for a short-handed breakaway and he made a move to deke out Kermany and make it a 8-3 final for the Hawks.