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Hornets easily dispatch Kings in mid–week game

January 8, 2016   ·   0 Comments

It wasn’t much of a game when the Penetang Kings came to Alliston for a mid week game against the Junior C Hornets.
The Tuesday, December 29, game was a Hornets show for the entire 60 minutes beginning with an opening period that saw the Alliston notch three goals to start things off.
Hornets first period goals came from Jackson Arcan, Joe Cochrane on a powerplay, and Will Ferguson.
Returning for the second frame the Hornets went ahead by five on two more goals from john Gage and Ryan Sallows.
The third period ended with a second goal from Sallows.
The Kings robbed Alliston goalie Mike Masucci of the shut-out with a shot from the point that hit the back of the with 17 seconds left on the clock.
This was one of the most lop sided games of the season with the Hornets in full command of the ice for the entire game.
Kings goalie Andrew North took 55 shots on net making 49 saves.
Hornets goalie Masucci took only 14 shots for the night in a game that was so strong defensively most of the Penetang attempts were thwarted before they could even get close to the Alliston goal.
“We’ve got to keep pushing hard, you can never let up,” said Hornets defenceman Braydon Hogarth of keeping up the pressure even when you’re ahead in a game. “You never know what a team’s going to bring back so you have to keep on pushing. You stay focused on what we’re told to do and keep working and things will come. It creates better chances and it’s more practice for the upcoming playoffs.”
The Kings had few chances in the game and were continually shut down when ever they crossed the blue line into the Hornets zone.
“We’ve had a good defensive core – they’re not a bad team, they come hard. We just had a good game tonight,” Hogarth said.
With eight games left on the regular season schedule the squad is starting to move into playoff mode.
“We’re trying to work at getting better at what we’re told to do – create better chances and get more preparation for playoffs,” Hogarth said of what the squad is working towards.
The Hornets are dominating the Georgian Mid Ontario League this season with 57 points – that’s 20 points ahead of the second place Huntsville Otters and 24 points ahead of the third place Midland Flyers.
The Hornets will be in Penetang this Friday to take on the Kings.
They will return to home ice on Friday, January 15, to host the Huntsville Otters.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.

By Brian Lockhart

Photos by Brian Lockhart The Alliston Junior C Hornets host the Penetang Kings at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Tuesday, December 29. The Hornets left with a 7–1 win in a game that saw Alliston outshoot the Kings 52–14.

Photos by Brian Lockhart
The Alliston Junior C Hornets host the Penetang Kings at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Tuesday, December 29. The Hornets left with a 7–1 win in a game that saw Alliston outshoot the Kings 52–14.


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