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The Hinton Timberwolves have proven to be a dominant home team so far this season, but showed over the weekend they have got what it takes to win on the road as well.
Hinton kicked off the road trip with a Nov. 1 victory in Barrhead and then earned a pair of wins in Meadow Lake, including a 6-0 shutout of the Mustangs on Nov. 2 and a 5-1 final on Nov. 3.
Adam Robertson made 24 saves for the shutout Nov. 2, while Logan Arsenault and Dimitri Buttazzoni had two goals each for the Timberwolves.
Brendan Auger also had a goal and league leading scorer Jamahl Eakett had a goal and three assists in the win. Alim Darmenov had a pair of assists while Owen Braun, Dawson Basnett, Seth Ulmer, Ilya Zhilinsky, Mario Decapite and Dorian Hall had one assist each.
Eakett continued his prolific scoring pace the next day in the 5-1 win, notching his second four-point game of the weekend with four goals. Auger added a goal and two assists and Hall had a three assist game of his own. Darmenov, Zhilinsky and Basnett has one assist each and newcomer Kolter Pawlick made 29 saves in net for Hinton.
Eakett continues to lead the Western States Hockey League in scoring with 22 goals and 23 assists for 45 points in 12 games. Auger moves up the list to a fifth place tie with 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 14 games.
Hinton’s record improves to 12-2, which remains good enough for first in the Provincial Division standings ahead of Edson (10-1).
Meadow Lake dropped to third place with a 3-6 record, while Barrhead dropped to 2-8-1 after weekend action.
Anybody hankering to see the Timberwolves play live had better prioritize being at Bill Thomson Arena on Nov. 8 as it will be the last home game until the squad returns Dec. 1 against Barrhead.
In between those dates the squad is on the road everywhere from Barrhead, Bellingham, Seattle and Cold Lake.