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Hawks sweep to start season

Coming off the best season in team history, the Valley West Hawks are of to a perfect start to the current B.C. Hockey Major Midget League (MML) season.

The Hawks, a collection of elite players from the Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley and Semiahmoo minor hockey associations, traveled to Chase last weekend and swept the Cariboo Cougars by scores of 6-2 and 9-2.

Danton Heinen of Langley netted four goals in the two games, and also added one assist. Spencer Meyer with three goals and Mitchell Friesen with two share the team scoring lead after the weekend with six points each.

Rhett Wilcox of Surrey with two goals, Ryan Rensby and Kyle Raymond of Langley, Cloverdale’s Austin Scanks and defencemand Austin Bietenbeck of Langley also scored goals.

The MML will have 10 teams competing next weekend at the UBC Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. The Hawks will be the home team for a pair of contests against the Okanagan Rockets.

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