Hornets move into first place with back-to-back wins

October 21, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets have moved into first place in the North Carruthers Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey after winning both of their game this past week.

Going into the first game of the week with the Schomberg Cougars at their home ice on Thursday, Oct. 13, the Hornets had 11 points and were one point behind the first place Cougars.

The Hornets were trailing 2-0 early in the second, before turning it up a notch and scoring two to make it a tie game.

Alliston finished it in the third period with three unanswered goals from Jakob Power, Nathaniel Vitale, and Jacob English, to make it a 5-2 win and move into the top spot in the division.

The Cougars have now dropped to third place behind the Stayner Siskins who are undefeated and in second place, but with only six games played this season.

The Hornets were back at it the following night they returned to the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre (NTRC) to host the Midland Flyers.

Alliston scored two first period goals and followed up with three more in the second frame before Midland could get on the scoreboard.

The Hornets kept up the pressure in the final period scoring three more to take an 8-2 win for the night.

The win gave Alliston 15 points and a 7-2 record including one overtime loss.

“We got off to a quick start – we’re used to going down by one in the first period,” said Hornets forward, Will Millington. “We thought it was going to be a point night. The first period wasn’t as aggressive as we like. We decided to come out hard in the second period and shut them down more. Every game is a challenge, you still have to get the puck in the net and score the goals. The challenge we have is staying out of the box and keeping five guys on the ice.”

Millington said the plan was to take over first place in Schomberg.

“We fought hard to get to first place,” he said. “We lost to them in our home opener so we wanted some revenge on them, I guess.”

The Hornets will have two games this week when they travel to Stayner on Oct. 20, then up to Huntsville on Oct. 21.

They will return to home ice at the NTRC on Friday, Oct. 28, to host the Orillia Terriers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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