Ice Hawks split final home games


Havre's Jon Stoner works the puck down the ice during a high school hockey game last Friday night against Bozeman at the Havre Ice Dome. The Hawks went 2-2 against Bozeman teams in their final home games of the season.

It was a busy final home stand for the Havre Ice Hawks high school hockey team. Not only did the Ice Hawks play four games against quality teams from Bozeman, but they honored six great seniors playing their final games at the Havre Ice Dome.

The Ice Hawks closed out the regular season with two wins over the Bozeman Ice Dogs Red and two losses against the Bozeman Ice Dogs Black this past weekend at the Havre Ice Dome.

On Saturday night, the Ice Hawks won a thriller over the Bozeman Red, 3-1. The Havre offense got 38 shots on goal and a pair of scores from Timmy Welch, both coming on power plays. Ned Malone assisted on one Welch goal and Levi Wavrick assisted on the other. Wavrick added an unassisted goal to round out the Havre scoring.

Between the pipes, senior Joey DeVries saved 15 of 16 shots on goal.

The Ice Hawks finished off the grueling weekend with a 7-2 thumping of the Bozeman Red on Sunday afternoon. DeVries was again stellar, stopping 29 Bozeman shots.

Offensively, the Ice Hawks got scoring from all over the lineup. Jon Stoner scored on a Dustin Armstrong assist, Justin Miller added two goals, one on a power play assisted by Kyle Konesky and the other a short-hander. Konseky and Brandon Huntington also scored short-handed goals as the Ice Hawks dominated the Red on power plays. Chase Rolf and Wavrick added goals as well, and Caleb McLain and Konesky added more assists.

The weekend began with two games against the Bozeman Ice Dogs Black.

Friday night was senior night for the Ice Hawks, but they suffered a 4-1 loss to the Ice Dogs. Miller scored Havre's lone goal on an assist from Konesky and Huntington, while DeVries stopped 26 Bozeman shots.

Havre returned to the ice for a second game against the Ice Dogs Black on Saturday morning, and the Ice Hawks were shut out 4-0. The Havre offense got off 22 shots on goal, while DeVries saved 27 shots between the pipes.

The Ice Hawks missed out on reaching the state high school hockey tournament by a mere two points, so instead Havre will travel to compete in the Montana Cup this weekend in Missoula. The Ice Hawks will go into the Montana Cup as the No. 1 seed.

Havre's Dane Linquist grabs the puck along the boards during last Friday's Senior Night game against Bozeman in Havre.


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