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Alliston Hornets hockey team win back-to-back games

October 13, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets put another four points on their record for the season after winning both the games they played last week.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Hornets bounced back from a dismal first period when they hosted the Innisfil Spartans at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre (NTRC)

The Spartans were leading 3-1 just 3:42 into the game. The Hornets managed to come back and tie up the score before the end of the first period.

From there, the Alliston squad took over, scoring four unanswered goals in the second period for a 7-3 lead with one period remaining.

Both teams scored two in the third period and the Hornets left the ice with a 9-5 win.

The Hornets were back on home ice two days later when they hosted the Caledon Golden Hawks for their regular Friday night home game.

Caledon got the opening goal just 1:58 into the first period. 

That was matched by a marker from Andrew Maltby. Alliston’s Cole Turcotte scored midway in the period to make it 2-1, but the Hawks scored with just over a minute remaining to make it a tie.

Alliston’s Mark Coish got the only goal of the third period to give the Hornets a one goal advantage with one period left to play.

Cole Turcotte got his second goal of the game with just under two minutes left on the clock for some insurance, and the Hornets left the ice with a 4-2 win.

“We were good tonight, but we could have been better,” Turcotte said after the game. “We still weren’t there. The first period wasn’t one of the best for us. We got scored on early – we’ve got to work on that. In the second we came out and regrouped, and came out strong. They got one off the start in the third. We were battling for the whole game and the last minute I put one away.”

The Hornets had a five-on-three advantage at one point, but couldn’t set up play to score.

“That was miscommunication,” Turcotte said. “Guys didn’t know where they were going. We need to work on that as well – paying attention and knowing where you’re going.”

The Golden Hawks managed to get only 19 shots on net compared to 34 for the Hornets.

“We were keeping them to the outside, and they really couldn’t get any chances,” Turcotte said. “All the shots were from the outside. Even the 19 they had weren’t in the house.”

The Hornets are now in second place in the North Carruthers division of the PJHL with a 5-1-1 record. 

The Hornets will be in Schomberg on Thursday, Oct. 13.

They will return to home ice the following night, Friday, Oct. 14, to host the Midland Flyers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.



         


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