The Jamestown Lakers Squirt A club locked up first place in its division with a convincing 10-0 win over the second-place Hamburg Hawks on Saturday. The Hawks, needing a home victory to stay in contention for a shot at the apex of the league, were frustrated with the solid team defense of the Lakers. Hamburg lost its cool and then the game.
Jamestown knew that a win would clinch the division, and it came out and played like champions. Owen Copeland got things started with a wrister. Late in the first, Dominic Weber took a perfect pass from Nash Luther and fired the puck past the goalie for a 2-0 lead.
Entering the second, the Lakers halted the Hawks at every turn. Forwards hustled back to help the solid defensive corps of Donavin Brown, Weber, Kyler Wojotowicz and Cole Mazzurco. So controlling were the Lakers that goalie Logan Degnan was not forced to make a save in the stanza. The Hawks began to lose their cool as they saw their chances to catch the Lakers fading away. Hamburg’s chippy play did not draw the Lakers into undisciplined penalties. Instead, the Lakers remained cool and calculating, refusing to be drawn into penalties. Luther netted a shot from Weber early on. Then, the Lakers found the net four times in three minutes to ice the game away. Carson Winsor got the party started, slamming a Copeland rebound underneath a sprawling goaltender. Parker Norlander capitalized on another Luther helper 18 seconds later. Next, Copeland put home a Stathi Theofilactidis rebound and, finally, Norlander took another Theofilactidis dish and scored.
With a 7-0 lead entering the third, Luther potted two quick goals, one with help from Copeland. Finally, Norlander completed his hat trick on a shot from the point after a Jackson Kresge pass.
With the win, Logan Degnan continued his shutout streak to two games.