Barons stay alive in series with Hawks

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After the Walkerton Hawks took a 3-0 series lead on the Hanover Barons, Hanover pulled together to win the next two games to extend the series.

Game four of the series was to be played in Walkerton last Friday, but wintry weather postponed the game to Saturday night where the teams extended the game to double overtime.

The teams traded goals during regulation, and after playing one full overtime period, Jorden Reaman played the role of hero as he scored 2:50 into the second overtime to give Hanover a 4-3 win.

Reaman also had the game-tying goal while Mark Aljoe and Derek Cornfield also scored for the Barons. Noah Johnson (2), Brandon Richardson, Quinton Maddock, Aljoe, Luke Hoelscher and Kyler Borth earned assists. Brendon Landry made 45 saves for the win.

Brady Stewart scored twice for the Hawks while Justin Donnelly scored once. Connor Prins, Adel Zivojevic, Spencer Elder, Jarrett Vandolder, Colin Brady and Justin Donnelly had assists. Mathew Donnelly made 28 saves in the loss.

Hanover was 2-5 with the man advantage and Walkerton was 1-6. The Hawks outshot the Barons 48-32, including 18-11 in overtime.

On Sunday afternoon Hanover hosted game five and cruised to a 6-1 win. The Barons scored twice in every period while the Hawks scored a late goal to break the shutout.

Reaman and Richardson each scored twice for Hanover while Aljoe and Orion Hexamer added singles. Cornfield (3), Hoelscher (2), Aljoe (2), Johnson, Borth, Spencer Dupuis and Jordon Ferrier drew assists. Landry made 23 saves for the win.

Justin Donnelly and Prins set up Zivojevic for the lone Walkerton goal. Mathew Donnelly took the loss and was pulled after the sixth Hanover goal. He made 24 saves while Tyler Jackman stopped all three shots he faced in the final 15 minutes of the game.

The Barons were 2-5 on the power play while the Hawks were 0-5. Hanover outshot Walkerton 33-24.

The postponed game resulted in rescheduling the final dates of the series. Game six is in Walkerton on Friday at 8:20 p.m. Game seven, if necessary, is in Hanover on Saturday at 8 p.m.