Nighthawks Blast Wolverines

Ty Dilello

The Niverville Nighthawks had their best win of the 2024 calendar year when they defeated the Waywayseecappo Wolverines by a 6–1 score on the road on Tuesday night. With the win, the Nighthawks stay in fourth place in the MJHL’s East Division with a record of 27–23–4.

The Nighthawks dominated this game from start to finish. They scored once in the first period, twice in the second period, and three times in the third period. Michael Tanchak led the way with a pair of goals, while Carter Spirig, Ty Kennett, Bryce Warkentine, and Brett Tataryn had the other tallies for Niverville.

Raiden LeGall stopped 31 shots in goal.

“It was the best team effort from puck drop to the final whistle since I’ve been here,” said Nighthawks head coach Dwight Hirst. “Playing below it in our end and playing above it in their end. We pushed the pace to give no space for them tonight and played a great team speed type of game. It’s a great thing, as our success as a team is building and trending in the right direction with our habits and details. Habits always dictate your outcome.”

The Nighthawks are back in action with a home game on March 8 against the Selkirk Steelers. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

“Friday night at home is the game that we have a chance to keep things moving in the right direction,” said Hirst. “It’s an exciting time of the year to get things going together as a team and keep coming together as we have in the last week and a half.”