By Darren Lum
Everything went right for the Red Hawks boys’ hockey team in their home and season opener.
With a buy-out for the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School there were plenty of hometown fans and peers who supported the Hawks on Tuesday Nov. 19 at the A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton.
There was plenty to cheer for as the Hawks routed the visiting Crestwood Mustangs 7-0.
Hawks utility player Brendan Coumbs who was playing defence in this game scored the first goal minutes into the game which was the eventual game-winner in the blowout.
The team was happy about starting the season with a win.
Although this year is expected to be challenging due to having a young team the team believed this win exceeded expectations.
Braeden Robinson added the insurance marker close to four minutes after Coumbs for a 2-0 lead early in the first period. Robinson scored another to finish with two points.
Goals were also scored by Desi Davies and Lucas Haedicke. Coumbs scored the last goal to finish with a pair of goals and an assist matching Haedicke. Assists also came from Tyson Clements and Reese Casey. Carson Sisson earned the shutout in the win.
Coach Jason Morissette said his presence between the pipes is great for the team as he not only provides a solid anchor for the defence but brings great maturity and composure to the fledgling team.
The team also fundraised for Heat Bank Haliburton County with a chuck-a-puck contest and raffle.
Totals are still being calculated.
The Hawks’ next game is against the Wildcats of I.E. Weldon which is scheduled to be held on Monday Nov. 25 at the A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton. Puck drops at 4 p.m.