Hornets deliver 5-2 over Penetang in Friday night game

November 25, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

After being on the road for a few games, the Alliston Hornets returned to the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre to host the Penetang Kings on Friday, Nov. 18.

Penetang notched the first and only goal in the first period midway through the frame.

The Hornets came out a little flat in the first period and didn’t’ seem to take the Kings seriously.

That all changed when they came out for the second period after realizing they were behind in this game and they better get to work.

Andrew Maltby tied the game at 4:11 into the second period.

The Hornets took a lead just under two minutes later when Jakob Power found the back of the Kings’ net.

Will Millington made it a 3-1 game with another goal at the 9:58 mark in the period.

Maltby got his second of the game with just over three minutes remaining in the period.

Penetang scored with just two seconds left on the clock.

Ben Taylor scored the only goal in the third period to end the game 5-2 for the Hornets.

“I think we came out a little slow, we couldn’t bang anything in,” said Hornets forward, Andrew Maltby, after the game. “It was hard, that goalie was standing on his head, but we definitely had our chances. I think it was in the back of our heads that we could walk all over them, but clearly that wasn’t the case in the first period.”

The team rallied for the second period and put out more effort.

“We expected more out of ourselves,” Maltby said. “It wasn’t a bad period in the first, we just want more from ourselves – we knew we could do more. I think the boys are gelling together really nice right now. We know what we can do and what we’re capable of.”

After the game, the Hornets were maintaining second place in the Carruthers Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

The Stayner Siskins are in first place after losing only one game after 14 times on the ice this season.

Maltby said the Hornets are ready to take a win the next time they meet the Siskins.

“We’ve got the date circled,” he said. “We’ll meet them again in a couple of weeks.”

The Hornets will be back on home ice on Friday, Nov. 25, to host the Orillia Terriers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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