Ice Hawks pick up a pair of road victories
December 18, 2013
The Havre Ice Hawks opened the season with one win two weeks ago, then dropped four straight. But Havre was back on the ice again on last Saturday, and returned to the win column.
Last Saturday, the Ice Hawks were in Glasgow where they took on the Ice Dawgs two more times. The Ice Hawks defeated Glasgow 4-2 in the first meeting, and 1-0 in the second as the Ice Hawks improved to 3-5-0 on the season.
Havre got out to a great start in the first game, scoring two quick goals in the first period. The first goal came with 10:11 on the clock and on a power play. It was scored by Trevor Jensen and assisted by Kyle Konesky. The second goal came from Dustin Armstrong and was assisted by Ned Malone with 29 second left in the period. But just for good measure, the Ice Hawks added one more goal in the second period, and one in the third. Nick Howell scored on a Brandon Huntington assist in the second, while Gavin Gunderson scored from the Blue Line early in the third.
Defense is still a work in progress, but played very well for head coach Scott Gunderson. Havre had just seven penalties and was led by another great showing by goalie Matt Emge.
In the second meeting of the day, the Ice Hawks got their lone goal with 11:25 left in the second period. Dane Linquist scored from the Blue Line on a Konesky assist. Havre took 45 shots on goal.
But the defense had another strong showing. Emge was forced to save just 18 shots on goal, while the Ice Hawks had just four total penalties. The defense made a strong statement in the final 1:38 of the game. Glasgow being down a goal pulled their goalie bombarded the Ice Hawks with six players on the attack. The Ice Hawks were serving a penalty, but stood strong and fended off the Glasgow attack with just four skaters on the ice.
Next up for the Ice Hawks will be trips to face Helena and Billings the first weekend in January.