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Hornets lead by 17 points after Friday home game

January 23, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

With three games left on the regular season schedule, the Alliston Hornets are way out ahead in the North Carruthers Division of the PJHL.

After a 6 – 2 win over the Caledon Golden Hawks on home ice at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Friday, January 17, the Hornets moved 17 points ahead of the second place Orillia Terriers.

After a lack lustre first period that saw the Hornets spend move of their time in the Caledon end, the Alliston team was leading 2 – 0 on goals from Mitch Livingston and Jordan Taylor.

The Golden Hawks played a much better second frame but still couldn’t score.

Alliston’s Ryan Sallows got on the only goal of the period with just under two minutes remaining.

Sallows got his second of the game at 6:19 into the third period.

Adam Hopped followed up scoring just 43 seconds later to make it a 5 – 0 game.

The Hawks avoided the shut-out when they hit the back of the Alliston net on a powerplay.

A second Caledon goal made it a 5 – 2 game with just over six minutes left on the clock.

Alliston’s Clayson Goymour capped of the Hornets scoring with a final goal with ten seconds reaming to give the Hornets a 6 – 2 win.

“I think we showed up ready to play. We knew Caledon was a bit lower so we wanted to come in and get some points and put a couple in the net and feel good going into the playoffs,” said Hornets goalie Adam Scott after the game. “I did find the game slowed down a little bit in the first period. I think Caledon definitely tried to come out hard in the second and we got a couple of lucky bounces.”

With only three games remaining the Hornets have already clinched the Division and will be the top seed in the playoffs.

“Everyone is playing well. We’ve been on a points streak,” Scott said. “Confidence is very high. We’re looking forward to playing Huntsvile on Sunday because that’s who’ll we be playing in the playoffs.”

The Stayner Siksins have dropped to third place in the division followed by the Schomberg Cougars in the number four spot.

The Hornets will be back on home ice this Friday night, January 24, when they will host the Schomberg Cougars.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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