Clearwater Icehawks squeezed out by Lillooet

Both teams had plenty of penalties on Saturday but on Sunday they toned it down and generally stayed out of the penalty box

Clearwater Midget Icehawk #10 Jared Walker takes the puck around a Lillooet opponent during one of two games at the Sportsplex on the weekend. The local squad lost both by narrow margins.

Clearwater Midget Icehawk #10 Jared Walker takes the puck around a Lillooet opponent during one of two games at the Sportsplex on the weekend. The local squad lost both by narrow margins.

Clearwater Midget Icehawks took on Lillooet in two good hockey games at the Sportsplex on the weekend, but weren’t quite able to pull the wins out as Lillooet won both games.

On Saturday the Hawks started the scoring but Lillooet tied it up in the second period. Clearwater came back to tie it up in the third but Lillooet pulled ahead with 3:40 left in the game to leave a final score of 4 – 5.

Both teams had plenty of penalties on Saturday but on Sunday they toned it down and generally stayed out of the penalty box. Clearwater was missing some players so it was a smaller bench than usual. Final score on Sunday was 3 – 5.

The Icehawks now play Sicamous this coming weekend in Clearwater.

Game times will be inconvenient but they are makeup games and Sicamous had to fit these in unexpectedly. Start times will be 9 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

After that the Icehawks will start playoffs with Lillooet, hopefully on Feb. 1/2 but it may have to be the second weekend, depending on ice availability in Lillooet. It will be the best of three games to determine who plays for second place in the league playoffs.

 

Kelowna is first in league play so the winner of the Lillooet/Clearwater series will play Kelowna for first in playoffs.