January 7th Game Recap Vs. Haliburton

PICKERING, ON - JANUARY 7: Connor Irwin #34 of the Pickering Panthers passes the puck during the first period at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex on January 7, 2024 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images)


The Panthers faced the fourth placed Haliburton Huskies tonight, again with a depleted lineup, but this game was far from that played on Friday – it was fast-paced, back and forth, exciting hockey with great goaltending and Pickering deserved a better fate. The Huskies opened the scoring late in the first but Pickering jumped ahead 2-1 on Kieran Litterick’s 14th of the season and then another from Andre Mondoux on a beautiful feed from Nick Athanasakos.

Haliburton tied it up in the third and it looked like it was headed to OT until a defensive error resulted in the game winning goal with only 20 seconds remaining in regulation time. Ethan Beattie played very well in the Panther net making 27 saves.