2019/20 Cambridge Hawks Season Preview

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2018/19 Minor Midget Record: 16-13-4 (6th Overall)

2018/19 Minor Midget Result: Lost in quarter-finals to Kitchener

2018/19 Major Bantam Record: 14-15-3 (7th Overall)

2018/19 Major Bantam Result: Lost in quarter-finals to Hamilton

After a third consecutive year in the postseason, the Cambridge Hawks will need their defensive play to increase that streak to four year running.

There were some significant improvements for the 03 born team from bantam to minor midget. The team went from six wins the previous year to 16 at minor midget, which was good for sixth spot in the league. While not chalked full of offensive firepower, Mateo Amaral and Matthew Dimaline came up with timely goals while Kai Greaves improved leaps and bounds on defense. Ben Bates also emerged as one of the best goaltenders in the league. Injuries hurt the Hawks come playdown season, but it’s hard to not classify the year as a success.

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2018/19 Cambridge Hawks Season Preview

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2017/18 Minor Midget Record: 26-2-5 (1st Place)

2017/18 Minor Midget Result: Lost in semi-finals to Brantford 99ers in 5 games (2-2 at OHL Cup)

2017/18 Major Bantam Record: 6-22-4 (11th Place)

2017/18 Major Bantam Result: Lost in 1st round to Waterloo Wolves in 5 games

After consecutive appearances in the OHL Cup, the Cambridge Hawks come into the 2018/19 season needing some improvements to see the postseason for a third straight season.

At the Minor Midget level last season, the Hawks were the creme de la creme of the Alliance during the regular season. A balanced offense mixed with strong defense and a solid goaltending duo, Cambridge cruised throughout the year to claim top spot in the league. Led up front by Ben McFarlane and Joseph Serpa, Cambridge struggled in the postseason with head coach Scott Walker missing due to his Olympic commitment. A five game series win over Chatham was followed by a five game series loss to the eventual champion 99ers. A disappointing end to what was a promising season.
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