If there was no rivalry between Shaunavon and Maple Creek before, after Friday’s game there sure is one now. Those who attended Friday nights game between Shaunavon and Maple Creek were in for a treat. Yes, the gloves were dropped on a couple of occasions, fists were flying, and there were goals, many of them.
First period the Senior Hawks came with the heat, non-stop action on the Shaunavon defence lead to an early goal by Cody Florkowski, that wouldn’t be the end of his goal scoring. The Badgers came back strong tying the score shortly after with a goal from Logan Aasinan.
The game quickly turned into a game of ‘if you can do it, I can do it better’ and the goals just kept coming. The first two periods ending in draws. Tensions began to rise, and so did the penalty count. A total of 76 minutes worth of penalties were dished out. And the game became very reminiscent of the 2004 game between Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators.
The game ended in favour of Shaunavon with a score of 7-6. Hawks Cody Florkowski recorded another hat trick for his records, demonstrating impeccable finishing skills, Gavin Broadhead picked up two goals, and Troy Rapuano picked one goal and two assists.
“We were just disappointed that we lost because we played good enough to win,” Coach Len Rodin said
The Hawks went on the play the following day in Cabri losing 8-1. The team will have a tough challenge ahead now after picking up a total of nine injuries since there last couple games. The next game won’t be easy, but Rodin believes the team will be able to rebound.
“It’s going to take a while to get rid of these injuries and get all our defencemen-we’ve never played with all our defencemen, but that will come around,” he said.
The Hawks next game will be Sun.,, Dec. 3 against Shaunavon.
NEWS PHOTO FACUNDO RODRIGUEZ
Cody Florkowski shows the Hawks logo to the crowd after scoring his second of the night.