Hawks face their nemesis the Radars in semi-final series

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks continue their playoffs this weekend, and will have their hands full.

The Winterhawks will travel to Clinton on Friday night for Game 1 of their semi-final series against the Clinton Radars, who have won three-consecutive Sr. “AA” championships.

After a five-game series win over the Minto 81’s, the Winterhawks enter the series looking to lean again on depth and a balanced attack to combat Clinton’s firepower.

Nine players scored at least four points in the series against Minto, lead by Bryan Kazarian and Trevor Smith, who scored six points each.

Clinton’s offensive strength is well documented, the Radars scored a league-leading 171 goals in the regular season, with Stephen Sanza, Max Campbell and Kurtis Bartliff finishing 1-2-3 in the league scoring race.

While Clinton won both meetings between the two teams, it was the Jan. 12th game in Clinton where the Winterhawks served notice they would not back down from the Radars. 

Even though the score came out 5-4 in favour of Clinton, the Winterhawks went toe-to-toe with the home side, outshooting Clinton 41-21.

The series shifts to The Plex in Port Elgin for Game 2 on Saturday night, with a 6:00 p.m. start.

Game 3 will be in Clinton on March 8th, with Game 4 back in Port Elgin, on Saturday March 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Full series schedule:

Game 1: Fri. Mar. 1st – 8:30pm in Clinton
Game 2: Sat. Mar. 2nd – 6:00pm in Port Elgin
Game 3: Fri. Mar. 8th – 8:30pm in Clinton
Game 4: Sat. Mar. 9th – 7:00pm in Port Elgin
Game 5*: Fri. Mar. 15th – 8:30pm in Clinton
Game 6*: Sat. Mar. 16th – 7:00pm in Port Elgin
Game 7*: Sun. Mar. 17th – 5:00pm in Clinton
(* – if necessary)
Admission to games in Port Elgin is $9 each