The Nords were coming off a 3-game sweep of the Danbury hat tricks and looking to keep it rolling against the Tomahawks for a 2-game set this past weekend.
Game 1 featured a strong goaltending performance from Ty Outen. He made some huge saves that resulted in momentum and breaks going the other way; one of those being the first goal of the game, put home by Aiden Connolly who stayed hot throughout the weekend. 1-0 Nords after 1st period. The 2nd period had 2 goals, both from Stefan Owens who now has 7 points in his last 5 games and is on fire. 3-0 Nords after 2nd period. The Hawks battled back but Ty Outen and The Nords held the hawks off until the final 2 minutes where the hawks found the back of the net for their first and only time in the game. With the goalie pulled, Cannon Green sealed the deal with the empty netter and a good bounce win back against the hawks! The Nords would hand the Tomahawks a rare home loss and their Goalies first regulation loss in a Hawks sweater. Ty Outen not only finished with 32/33 saves but an assist as well.
Game 2 was Saturday and The Nords were looking for the rare sweep against The Tomahawks in their barn. Cannon Green would also skate in his 100th NAHL game.
The Nords have been very good at getting the first goal this season and especially as of late; however, the hawks would be the first to strike in the game at the 6:41 marker and The Nords wouldn’t be able to respond. 1-0 hawks after 1st period. The second period didn’t see any scoring, but some great stops from Avery Sturtz and a missed opportunity on the power play. The Nords just needed 1 goal to tie headed into the final period of play. It didn’t take long for The Hawks to strike again, just 1:45 into the frame. The Nords would try and get at least 1 goal, but Tomahawks goalie Sam Evola would be able to blank The Nords for the first time this season on his birthday. 2-0 hawks in game 2. Avery Sturtz had a solid performance in net 30/32 stops. Associate Head Coach Matt Pinchevsky thought his team played well all weekend long against the first placed Tomahawks.
The Nords continue their road trip next weekend to NESV to play The Northeast Generals and then will head home against The Danbury Hat Tricks for their final 2 regular season contest.