Rookie Hawks defenseman Tye Hemenway scored his third goal of the season just 58 seconds into the Hawks’ game against the Knights on Tuesday night, and it ended up being the winner, as Delta shut out the visiting Surrey squad.
The high-powered Delta Ice Hawks offence put up a 10-spot on Tuesday night for their fourth-straight win and their fifth double-digit win on the season, shutting out the Surrey Knights for a 10-0 victory.
Zach Shaughnessy had a quiet night in net, seeing and stopping the nine shots he saw in the game for his second shut out of the season.
Two Hawks had two goals on the night, Kyle Robinson and Alec Scouras, and Colin Jang had a hat trick to lead Delta to the win.
The Hawks were on the board early, as Carson Merriman won a face-off in the Surrey zone and the puck went right to Tye Hemenway. He took a one-time shot to score his third of the year 58 seconds in, the only goal of the period on 18 Delta shots.
The early scoring continued into the second period with the Ice Hawks on the power play. Carson Merriman took a shot, stopped by Mason Upton, but Merriman picked up the rebound. He took it around the net and passed to an open Scouras, who took a quick wrister to double the Hawks’ lead.
Delta had three goals in the last seven minutes of the second period to really grab hold of the game. Maxwell Kovach broke out of the zone with Danylo Bereza and Jang. Kovach passed up to Bereza then got into position for a pass back in the slot. He fired a shot, and Upton was there, but Jang was on the doorstep to pick up the rebound for an easy goal.
A couple minutes later, there was a battle for the puck in the slot in Surrey’s zone, and Conner Merriman was able to tap it over to Kyle Robinson to the right of Upton. Again, Upton was able to make the initial stop, but Robinson found the puck loose and poked it in for a 4-0 lead, his sixth.
Kovach, Bereza, and Jang teamed up again for another goal with just over a minute left in the middle frame. Kovach and Bereza were able to keep the puck in the Surrey zone, and Bereza slid the puck down to Jang, who turned and fired for his second of the night, and seventh of the season.
Robinson and Scouras each had their second goals of the game just 27 seconds apart in the middle of the third. Carson Merriman stole the puck down low in the Surrey zone and made a quick pass to Robinson, who redirected it right in front of Upton to make it 6-0.
After a scuffle for the puck at the Hawks’ blue line, Brayden Sinclair was able to break free down the right wing. He dished to Alec Scouras all alone in the slot, and Scouras followed up with a nifty move to net his tenth of the season.
Later in the frame, Sinclair was on the forecheck and stole the puck from a Knights defender with Mason unprepared. Sinclair completed the wrap-around unassisted to notch his twentieth.
With two and a half minutes left in the game, Upton stopped shots from Henry Smith, Carson Merriman, and Scouras, but Merriman finally got past the Knights’ goalie on the fourth try, his twelfth on the year and the Hawks’ ninth of the night.
Jang completed the hat trick and pushed the Hawks into double digits with just 24 seconds left in the game on a power play, winning a puck battle out front of the Surrey net and shooting high-blocker on Upton.