With Santa Claus visiting fans at the Ed Lumley Arena, Hawkesbury played the Grinch and defeated the Colts 4-3 on Thursday night. The loss snapped the Colts' six-game winning streak.
Ethan Grant (with his second of the season), JD Pogue (11th), and Ethan Mulhearn (6th) scored for the Colts, whose record falls to 19-14-4-1 (43 points). The Hawks, meanwhile, remain in second place in the division, though the Cornwall squad is nipping at their heels, four points back.
Cameron Hebert chipped in with two assists for Cornwall.
Hawkesbury point-getters were David Jankowski (2 goals, 1 assist), Kari Belec (2G), Fletcher Anderson (1A), Patrick O'Neal (1A), and Matt Gasiuk (1A).
The Hawks outshot the Colts 32-29, with Michael Carr getting tagged with the loss in net while Matthew Petizian backstopped the win.
The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Michael Carr. Three Stars were first Matthew Petizian (HAW), secxond David Jankowski (HAW), and third Cameron Hebert (COR).
The Colts wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule with a game in Brockville today (Dec. 22). Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Brockville Memorial Centre. The Hawks play in Vankleek Hill today at 1:30 p.m., hosting Nepean.
For more hockey news and schedule information, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.