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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Winterhawks Drop Series Opener

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Tillsonburg Thunder pick up 5-4 overtime win.

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks have lost the first game of their WOAA Sr. double-A quarter-final series.

The Tillsonburg Thunder surprised the Hawks, 5-4 in overtime to take the initial game of the best of 7 set.

The Thunder had a 4-1 lead, early in the 3rd period before the Hawks came back to tie it and force overtime.

Then at 18:16 of OT, the Thunder scored the clincher.

Winterhawks coach Matt Turcotte says they got caught up ice a little bit and Tillsonburg took advantage to score the winning goal.

He says the local squad is going to have to up their game, now that they've seen what Tillsonburg has to offer.

This is the first time ever that the two teams have played each other.

The second time comes Saturday night (FEB 8) in Tillsonburg for game two in the series.

The next home game for the Winterhawks is next Friday, February 14th, 8:30pm at the Plex.

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