Remy Quintoro had a great game Tuesday night, stopping 29 of 31 to keep the Trailblazers from getting too close and helped the Hawks to a 6-2 win. // Tav Morrison photo
The home win streak for the Ice Hawks kept rolling on Tuesday night, as they won their eleventh straight on home ice to start the season with a 6-2 victory over the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers.
Remy Quintoro got the start and made the most of it, facing over 30 shots and stopping all but two of them, including a couple of multiple-shot chances and point-blank stops.
The first 11 minutes of the game went scoreless, but the red-hot Danylo Bereza didn’t let that last, as he potted a power play goal through the legs of Evan Paul, his fourth goal in three games, for a 1-0 Hawks lead.
Port Coquitlam evened the game a few minutes later on a goal by Devon Atwal, who let go of a one-timer that beat Remy Quintoro to make it 1-1 for about a minute and a half.
That’s when Payton Hu gave the Hawks the lead right back. Colin Jang took the puck behind the net and made it look like he was going to take it all the way around, but backhanded a pass to Hu, who scored on a wide open net.
The Hawks added one more goal before the end of the period, in dramatic fashion – with just 0.5 seconds left on the clock. An errant pass ended up with Bereza in the right corner and sent a quick pass out front to Jang, who was able to beat Paul and the buzzer for a 3-1 Delta lead heading into the first intermission.
Beckett Cross opened the scoring in the second with his second of the season – finishing off a play where AP Charlie Weaver passed inside for Tye Hemenway, but it went off his skate right to Cross, who went high over Paul’s shoulder for a 4-1 lead.
Weaver later added to his point total with his first PJHL goal. He was in the right place at the right time, as Bereza tried to punch in a rebound but was stopped. Weaver was on the left side of the net – the save went right to him and he was able to find mesh.
PoCo closed the distance a bit before the end of the middle period – with Robbie Toor getting on the board for the Trailblazers to make it 5-2.
The lone goal of the third period came on the stick of Declan Warburton. Aiden McGregor-Bennett won the puck in the neutral zone and Warburton carried it down along the left side, boxing out his defender and looping to the net for his fourth of the season and a 6-2 Delta win.