Alliston Hornets hammer Schomberg Cougars 8-2 in mid-week game

February 1, 2024   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

With seven games left on the regular season schedule, the Alliston Hornets are maintaining first place in the North Carruthers Division.

The Hornets hammered the fourth-place Schomberg Cougars during a home game at the New Teceumseth Recreation Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The third period made all the difference for the Hornets as they shut out the Cougars with four unanswered goals.

Alliston was leading 2-0 at the end of the first period on goals from Darin Bain and Will Millington.

The game was tied when the Cougars scored two goals early in the second period.

The Hornets went ahead with two more goals to take a 4-2 lead.

Goals for Alliston in the second period came from Clayson Goymour and Duncan Grube.

The Cougars fell apart in the final period, while the Alliston squad kept up the pressure.

Jaeden French scored at the 5:12 mark.

The Hornets were leading 7-2 when Tyler Kelly hit the back of the Schomberg net at 14:18, and French got his second of the night just 22 seconds later.

Grube got his second of the night with 40 seconds remaining in the game to give the Hornets an 8-2 win.

The win gave the Hornets 56 points and moved them four points ahead of the second-place Stayner Siskins.

In the standings, the Orillia Terriers are in third place with 47 points, followed by the Schomberg Cougars in fourth place with 45 points.

The Penetang Kings are in fifth place, followed by the Huntsville Otters and the Caledon Golden Hawks.

The Hornets will return to home ice at the NTRC on Friday, Feb. 2, to host the Innisfil Spartans.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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