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Alliston Hornets enter new year in second-place

January 5, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets are ready to start the second half of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) regular season schedule as the team remains in second place in the standings with 16 games left.

Their last scheduled game of the year was slated for Dec. 23, against the Schomberg Cougars, but got postponed due to inclement weather. All games on the PJHL schedule were postponed that day and will have to be rescheduled at a later date.

Over the first half of the season, the Hornets were averaging five goals per game. That’s on par with the first-place Stayner Siskins, however, of the four games the Hornets lost this season, three of those losses came when playing Stayner.

Alliston forward, Jack Micone, is leading the team in points and scoring this season. Micone currently has 44 points – 16 goals and 28 assists.

Cole Turcotte is also having a good season, recording 39 points so far with 17 goals and 22 assists.

Hornets forward Andrew Maltby has 13 goals and 26 assists – good for 39 points.

The Hornets currently have a 19-5 record including one overtime loss. They are three points behind the Stayner Siskins.

In third place, the Schomberg Cougars have 30 points and a 15-6 record. The Cougars were in first place early in the season, but lost a few games, dropping them down in the standings to third where they remain.

The Innisfill Spartans, Huntsville Otters, and Orillia Terriers are in the middle of the standings and separated by three points.

Both Innisfil and Huntsville have won 12 games. Orillia is close behind with 11 wins the season.

The Midland Flyers and Caledon Golden Hawks have both won five games this season. They have 13 points and 12 points respectively.

The Penetang Kings can’t get out of the basement and have won only two games all year.

When the season resumes this week, the Hornets will have to battle hard and win a few games to challenge for first place.

The Hornets have a road game in Midland this weekend.

They will return to home ice at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Friday, Jan. 13, when they will host the Caledon Golden Hawks.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.



         


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