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Walkerton stifles Wingham's comeback, gains 6-4 victory
Story by Narrative Science.
The Walkerton Hawks came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the Wingham Ironmen, but did just enough to escape with a 6-4 victory.
Walkerton led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Hawks' David Gallo's scored at 15:15 in the second period to put Walkerton up 3-0.
With the win, the Hawks evened the series at 2-2 in the best of seven showdown.
Drew Davidson was all over the ice for Walkerton, as he registered two goals in the win. Davidson scored at 6:49 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Walkerton and again while 4:29 into the third to make the score 4-2 Walkerton.
Wingham was unable to stop the Hawks from sending pucks towards the net, and Walkerton eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Walkerton also got points from Gallo, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Lauchlin Elder, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Walkerton also had goals scored by Joel Bowman and Jake Barclay, who scored one goal each. More assists for Walkerton came via Jordan Turcotte, Shane MacDonald, Chris Gillman, Ryan Hamelin, and Brandon Lamothe, who each chipped in one and Calvin Penney and Dave Mercer, who contributed two a piece.
The Ironmen forced the Hawks goalie Trevor Fleming to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Wingham was led by Aaron Armstrong, who had one goal and two assists. Armstrong scored short handed 5:43 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Walkerton. The Ironmen found themselves down a man on Matt McCracken's holding. Keaton Willis picked up the assist. Wingham additionally got points from Jeremy Ross, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Wingham included Brett Brophy and Ryan McNeil, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Wingham were Jamie Huber and Alex Kuntz, who each chipped in one.
Walkerton's Fleming stopped 28 shots out of the 32 that he faced. The Hawks incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. For Walkerton, Gillman was ejected from the game. Ben Nelson recorded 32 saves for Wingham. The Ironmen incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.