T’Wolves win streak ends at 14

Tyler Waugh

All good things must come to an end, and the Hinton Timberwolves saw a 14-game winning streak halted with a 5-2 defeat Nov. 23 against the Cold Lake Hornets.

Cold Lake used the home-ice advantage to score five-straight goals to open the game and kept Hinton off the score sheet until only 7:12 left in the game.

Jamahl Eakett and Dorian Hall scored for Hinton, and Mario Decapite had two helpers in the loss.  Goalie Kolter Pawlick made 11 saves in net for Hinton before being pulled in favour of Carter Wickson, who made 20 saves in relief.

Hinton opened the weekend set in Cold Lake with a 5-1 win fuelled by an Eakett hat trick and one goal each from Dimitri Buttazzoni and Hall. Decapite had a three-assist game while Logan Arsenault and Brendan Auger had one helper each.

Adam Robertson made 22 stops in net for Hinton in a win that extended their streak to 14 games.

Hinton had not lost since a 6-3 home loss to Edson back on Oct. 13.

Cold Lake improved its record to 4-9-0-1 on the season, good enough for fourth in the Provincial Division Standings. 

The Timberwolves, despite the road loss, still sit atop the Provincial Division standings with a 17-3 record, ahead of Edson, which has four games in hand. Hinton will look to start a new win streak when the Barrhead Bombers come to town Dec. 1. Barrhead sits last in the division standings with a 2-11-1 record. Puck drop is at 2 pm.