By Lindsey Kuglin
The Goderich Sailors seemed dead in the water on Friday night, as the visiting team, the Walkerton Hawks skated in with hurricane strength to hand them a 13-0 loss.
Hawks goaltender, Keegan Woodman recorded the shut-out, only having 11 pucks come his way, while Goderich goalies Jaden Shrier and Tyler MacGregor dealt with a combined 56-shot deluge.
Walkerton forward Drew Davidson recorded four goals and two assists in the course of the game, while Jay Thomson had his own hat trick.
Walkerton’s onslaught started early, with the first period seeing them up 4-0.
Jordan Turcotte struck first on the powerplay five minutes into the game, assisted by Wade Pfeffer and Davidson.
Thomson scored the second goal unassisted at the seven-minute mark.
David Gallo added his own powerplay goal; Adam Alexander and Haden Campbell with the assists. The period ended with Davidson’s first of the game on the powerplay, assisted by Connor Patton and Lauchlin Elder.
Pfeffer opened the second-period scoring three minutes in.
Schrier was pulled from the Goderich net after his fifth goal-against of the game. With less than 25 minutes of game time, Schrier saw 31 shots.
But that strategy didn’t pay off, as Davidson bent twine twice in 40 seconds, the first assisted by Turcotte, the second assisted by Connor Patton and Elder. Thomson scored his second of the game two minutes later with help from Dylan Bults and Jake Barclay. Gallo scored with 50 seconds left in the second, to end the period 9-0.
Elder scored his first half way through the final frame, assisted by Davidson and Nathan O’Hagan. Davidson wrapped up his scoring at 15:46, with Elder’s help. Jay Thomson completed his hat trick with just over two minutes to go in the game.
But Wendel Cameron would have the final say with his 18:52 goal; O’Hagan and Austin Russell with the assists.
Woodman recorded the shut-out win with 11 saves. Schrier made 25 saves in the loss, while backup goalie MacGregor stopped 18 of the 25 shots that came his way.
The Hawks are in Wingham on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game. They’re back at home on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., when they host the Hanover Barons.