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Alliston Hornets win both weekend games

December 1, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets are hanging onto second place in the North Carruthers Division of the PJHL after picking up another four points with a 7-1 win over the Orillia Terriers on home ice at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Friday, Nov. 25, then following up with a 7-1 win over the Penetang Kings in Penetang, the following night.

It was a scoreless game in Alliston until the 12:13 mark in the first period when Alliston’s Mark Coish found the back of the Orillia net to light up the scoreboard. Jakob Power followed up with a second Hornets goal just under three minutes later.

The second period saw the Hornets score four unanswered goals to take a six goal lead going into the final period.

Hornets goals came from Ben Taylor, Jakob Power, Andrew Maltby, and Patrick Light.

Ben Taylor scored the final Hornets goal of the night early in the third period.

Hornets goalie, Rod Lewis played a great game all night but was robbed of the shut-out when an errant pass from a teammate went directly to an Orillia player right in front of the net who took the point-blank shot to score.

“I think from the start to finish we played good,” Goalie Rod Lewis said after the game. “The forwards were going good and the defence were helping me out.”

Lewis said the team is gunning for the first place Stayner Siskins.

“I think we’re the top team in this league,” he said. “I think we started off a little shaky but now we’ve got it together.”

The Hornets travelled to Penetang on Saturday, Nov. 26, and left after another win.

They scored four unanswered goals in the second period and followed up with two more in the third for the 7-1 win.

The first-period Alliston goal came from Ben Taylor.

In the second period, Alliston goals came from Connor Hiles, Jack Micone, and Cole Turcotte for two.

Micone got the hattrick when he scored the only goals in the third period

After the weekend, the Hornets are in second place with 29 points and a 14-3-1 record.

The Stayner Siskins are still dominating the league taking only one loss so far this year. They have a 16-1 record and 32 points.

The Schomberg Cougars are in third place with 24 points.

In fourth place the Orillia Terriers are close behind with 21 points, followed by the Huntsville Otters with 20 points.

The Hornets have seven games left on the schedule this year before the league takes a short break for the holiday season, with action resuming on Jan. 3.

The Hornets will return to home ice on Friday, Dec. 2, when they will host the Huntsville Otters at the NTRC.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.



         


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