In a seesaw battle Sunday night, the Hawks came out on top, beating the Grandview Steelers 4-2 in Burnaby.
Coming off PJHL Player of the Week honours, Danylo Bereza led the way with two goals in the game, including the eventual winner in the second period.
Bereza’s first goal came just 1:21 into the game to get the Hawks off to a good start, but the Steelers were able to tie the game just 18 seconds later, making it a 1-1 game less than two minutes in.
The teams traded goals again before the end of the period, starting with Colin Jang’s goal. The Hawks stole the puck in the middle of the Steelers’ zone, with Hu finding Jang on the right side to sneak it by Ronin Geraghty.
Grandview’s Cameron Northard tied the game again, this time 2-2, but that’s the last time the Steelers would score in this one.
The winner came on a Hawks power play late in the second period – the lone goal of the frame. Brandon Petrie passed over to Jang on the right side, whose shot was stopped, but the puck went right back to him and he tapped it over to Bereza out front for an easy goal, his seventh of the year.
Jang had another assist in the insurance goal in the third, taking another shot that resulted in a goal, this time with Payton Hu picking up the rebound and shooting quickly to give the Hawks a 4-2 win.