Hornets win back to back weekend games

October 11, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart


It didn’t take the Alliston Junior C Hornets long to set the tone of their Friday (Oct. 6) night home game against the Orillia Terriers.
At the end of the first period the Alliston team was leading 6-0.
The second period saw the Hornets give up three goals but matched it with three of their own to lead 9-3 with one period remaining.
The Hornets finished off the night with two third period goals to leave the ice with an 11-4 win over the Terriers.
After delivering such a heavy handed blow in the first period the Hornets seemed to let up in the second frame allowing the Terriers to get a few goals of their own.
But after giving up three the Hornets again picked it up to finish the game.
The Alliston squad took their first loss of the season on Sept. 29, when they went up to Midland to take on the Flyers and came back from a two goal deficit to tie it up but lost 4-3 when the Flyers broke the tie with less than a minute on the clock.
“It was pretty tight for the most part. It started off pretty slow,” said Hornets forward Joe Teofilo of the loss. “It was a close game. We made one mistake and they capitalized.”
The return to Alliston for the Orillia game was a whole different story.
“I think we took our foot off the gas (after the first period),” Teofilo said. “No matter what the score is you should never take your foot off the gas. We took it for granted and it cost us four goals. We were keeping them out, we had puck possession and everything going. Their goalie finally showed up in the third period making saves left and right – you’ve got to hand it to him for that.”
Despite the second period slower play, the Hornets out-shot the Terriers 65-18 for the game.
On Sunday night the Hornets hosted the Mitchell Hawks of the North Pollock Division of the PJHL.
There are a few inter-division games this season just to mix it up and keep things interesting.
The Hornets led 2-0 after the first period in the Sunday game.
After a scoreless second frame the Hawks battled back in the third scoring twice but couldn’t overcome a two goal deficit and the Hornets left he ice with a 4-2 win.
The win moves the Alliston team into first place in the division – two points head of the Stayner Siskins although the Siskins are undefeated and played two less games than Alliston.
The Hornets will be back on home ice this Friday, Oct. 13, to host the Penetang Kings at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The Alliston Junor C Hornets hosted the Orillia Terriers at the New Tecusmeth Recreation Centre on Oct. 6. The Hornets hammered the Orillia team 6-0 in the first period before going on to take an 11-4 win.


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