Alliston Hornets tied for first after win over Penetang Kings

January 11, 2024   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets picked up another two points over the weekend with a win over the Penetang Kings on home ice at the New Tecumseth Recreation Complex on Friday, Jan. 5.

With the win, the Hornets are tied for first place in the North Carruthers Division with the Stayner Siskins. Both teams have 46 points and identical 23-6 records.

This season has been an epic battle with some very competitive teams and first place changing several times, leading to a tough playoff situation when the semi-finals get underway.

Friday night’s game turned into a blow-out when the Hornets dominated all three periods and kept the Kings scoring to only one goal.

At the end of the first period, it was a 2-1 game.

Jaeden French and Cole Turcotte scored for the Hornets in the first frame.

It was a shut-out in the second period when the Alliston team scored three unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead.

Hornets goals came from Wynston Martin, Tristian Pitt, and Ben Smith.

The Hornets capped the night with two more goals in the third period to win the game 7-1.

In the third period, Hornets goals came from Clayson Goymour and Jaeden Frend for his second of the night.

Behind Alliston and Stayner, the Schomberg Cougars are in third place in the Division with 39 points. They are followed by the Orillia Terriers in fourth place and the Penetang Kings in the number five spot.

In sixth place, the Huntsville Otters have 25 points. The Caledon Golden Hawks follow them with 23 points, and the Innisfil Spartans with 14 points.

The Midland Flyers are in the basement with six points.

Alliston forward Cole Turcotte is leading the Division in points this season. Turcotte has 56 points with 31 goals and 25 points after playing in 29 games. He is fifth overall in the League.

Alliston goalie Rod Lewis is leading the Division in goalie stats with a 1.85 goals-against average after 17 games played this season. Overall, he is sixth in the League.

The Hornets will be in Penetang this Friday (Jan. 12) to take on the Kings.

They will return to home ice at the NTRC on Friday, Jan. 19, to host the Huntsville Otters.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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