January 24 Game Recap

Hawks captain Alec Scouras had two goals in the first period to tie the game 2-2 early on, but the Hawks eventually fell to the Trappers 5-3.



It was a rough one between the Delta Ice Hawks and Langley Trappers on Tuesday night, as a total of 30 penalties were called between the two teams, and the Trappers came out on top on the scoreboard 5-3.

The Trappers jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with two goals before the two-minute mark of the first period, but the hometown Hawks fought back.

Hawks captain Alec Scouras had two goals in the latter half of the period, starting with a power play goal. Ryan Bal made a long cross-ice pass to the open Scouras, who took a couple strides and wristed it past Dylan Black.

His second came four minutes later, following a Brayden Sinclair face-off win. The puck went to Carson Merriman by the goal line, and he hit Scouras on the right side of the slot. He cut into the middle and scored his twenty-first of the season blocker side to tie it up.

In the second, Langley regained the lead with less than eight minutes left in the frame, with a shot from the point deflecting off someone out front and past Merik Erickson for a 3-2 visitors lead.

Delta again tied it up – Scouras won a foot race with a Trapper to keep the puck in the Langley zone on the power play. He went up to Conner Merriman, who went back to Scouras down in the corner. Scouras threaded a pass through a defender to Henry Smith out front. Smith held the puck when he saw that Black was sliding the other way, and chipped it into an open cage, his ninth of the year.

With literal seconds left in the period, Cody Bathgate stole the puck in Delta’s zone and shot it past Erickson to send the Trappers to the dressing room up 4-3.

Langley was circling in the third period and eventually broke through. Erickson stopped the first shot from Ryden Mathieson, but he was able to pick up his own rebound to make it 5-3.