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Hornets move into first place after weekend wins

It has been a wild ride in the Provincial Junior Hockey League over the past few weeks as the standings took a dramatic shift and the Alliston Hornets have moved into first place.

It was only three weeks ago that the squad was labouring in the number four spot at the start of the season. They have now moved into first place dispatching the Stayner Siskins to second spot.

The Schomberg Cougars who had a good start and were in second place in the early going have now dropped to fourth place.

After 14 games the Hornets have come out on top 10 times. They took two losses and two overtime losses.

The Allistson team picked up four points over the weekend after winning back to back games over the Penetang Kings.

The teams met on Friday night, November 1, at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.

At the end of the first period the Hornets were leading 2 – 0 on goals from Didier Koenigs and Braydon Horgarth.

Rhys Brown hit back to back goals in the second period followed by another from Keegan Gillis-McAnulty to give the Hornets a 5 – 0 lead with one period left to play.

Adam Hoppe and Ryan Sallows scored in the third to give the Hornets a 7 - 1 win.

The Kings avoided the shut-out with a single third period goal.

Rhys Byberg to the win in goal.

The two teams met the following night (Nov. 2) on Penetang home ice.

The game was pretty much over in the first period after the Hornets score four goals before the period was even half over.

Hornets goals came from Evan Spencer, Liam Kendall on a powerplay, Mitch Livingston, and Caden Maher.

Penetang scored on the only second period goal.

The Kings managed to outscore the Hornets 2 – 1 in the third.

Rhys Brown notched the only third period Hornets goal and the Alliston team left he ice with a 5 – 3 win.

The Hornets were scheduled to play a mid week game on Tuesday, November 5, in Huntsville. Results were not available at press time.

The Hornets don't have a Friday night game this weekend.

Instead they will be on home ice on Sunday, November 10, to host the Midland Flyers at the NTRC.

Game time is 6:30 p.m.

By Brian Lockhart

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