Nipawin Hawks win SJHL championship after season marked by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy
|globalnews.ca 25 Apr 2018 at 03:31|
The Nipawin Hawks became Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) champions after defeating the Estevan Bruins 2-1 and winning the Canalta Cup on Tuesday night.
The game was the last of an SJHL season marked by tragedy after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos crashed on April 6, killing 16 people.
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The Hawks, a team that the Broncos were set to play in Game 5 of a semifinal series before the bus crash, took the championship after goals by team captain Carter Doerksen and Josh McDougall.
Doerksen opened the scoring at 14:47 into the first period on assists from McDougall and Jake Tremblay.
The Estevan Bruins tied the game at 12:53 in the second, on a goal by captain Jake Fletcher.
The Hawks took the lead back on a power play goal at 8:04 in the third period, with McDougall scoring on assists from Tyler Adams and Grant Baetsen.