In nine games with the Ice Hawks, defenseman Carson Hemenway has at least a point in eight of them, adding a goal and an assist to his totals on Tuesday night.
In a matchup for sole possession of third place in the Tom Shaw Conference on Tuesday night, the Delta Ice Hawks came to play, defeating the White Rock Whalers 6-2 at the Ladner Leisure Centre.
The game was close through the first two periods, with a tie score at both intermissions, but Delta powered through in the third period, scoring four unanswered goals and keeping White Rock to just one shot in the final frame.
The Ice Hawks struck first, with Alec Scouras breaking up a Whalers attack at the top of the Ice Hawks’ zone. He passed up to Carson Merriman on the left wing, who quickly found a streaking Dalton MacGillivray coming up the other wing for a breakaway. MacGillivray made no mistake, beating Daniel Zuvic glove-side.
Owen Thibodeau evened the score not long after. He took a pass from Mathew Morrison in the neutral zone, made his way between two Hawks defensemen for a breakaway of his own, and scored low glove on Braedy Euerby.
Tied 1-1 after one period, the Ice Hawks broke through again, with Bigras carrying the puck in. After a battle with a Whalers d-man, he got the puck to Kyle Robinson. Robinson went to the point to Carson Hemenway, who threw a shot on net that went in five-hole on Zuvic past a screen.
Five minutes later though, White Rock again tied the game. Bryce Margetson, from behind his own net, send a pass off the boards, finding Sam Dowell in the neutral zone. Dowell cut inside and fired it home. It finished 2-2 through two.
One minute into the third period, the see-saw battle continued, as Delta again took the lead. Scouras teamed up with MacGillivray, with the latter carrying the puck in and dishing to the former, who deked past the White Rock goalie to give his team the lead.
The game stayed tight until just over 5 minutes left in the game, when the Ice Hawks scored three goals in 32 seconds. J.J. Milne started it off, tipping in a shot from the centre point by Hemenway.
Eighteen seconds later, Conner Merriman beat his defenseman to the puck in the Whalers’ end, and found an open Robinson in the slot, who tapped it in.
Fourteen seconds after that, Yuji Akimoto carried the puck up ice and passed to Conner Merriman to his right, who went back to Akimoto right away and he was able to backhand it into the net to seal the game for Delta.