Hornets pick up six points with three wins

December 4, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets have moved back into first place in the Carruthers Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League after winning three games in a row over the weekend.

On Thursday, Nov. 23, the squad travelled down Highway 27 to take on the Schomberg Cougars.

It was a rough game with a huge amount of penalties – especially in the third period when 10-minute misconducts were handed out to 10 players on top of 14 minutes in minors and a few majors for fighting.

At the end of the night, the Hornets left the ice with a 7-2 win and two points.

Wynston Martin, Josh Presley, and Clayson Goymour got Alliston’s first-period goals. Martin got his second of the game and the only goal of the second period.

In the third, Payton Palbiski and Will Millington finished off the Alliston scoring.

The Hornets were back on home ice on Friday, Nov. 24, to host the Midland Flyers.

It was a low-scoring game for most of the action, with neither team scoring in the first period.

Mark Coish opened the scoring late in the second period.

The Hornets came out stronger in the third and finished off the night with Coish’s second goal of the night and two from Cole Turcotte to make it a 4-0 Hornets win.

Alliston goalie Parker Barnard got the shut-out, stopping 23 shots on the net.

“Everyone was playing good, everyone was going on the same page, and we just kept rolling right through the whole game,” said Alliston forward Cole Turcotte of the team’s effort in Schomberg.

The team had a slow start in the game against Midland on Friday, but Cole said they picked it up in the final period.

“We had a battle in Schomberg last night – tonight it was a slow start, we couldn’t find a way through the goalie, he was playing good throughout the game,” Cole said. “We started finding a way in the third, and that was enough to beat them.”

On Sunday, Nov. 26, the Hornets travelled to Caledon to take on the Golden Hawks.

Josh Presley scored twice in the first period. That was followed by another goal from Clayson Goymour to give the Hornets a 3-0 lead.

From there, the scoring dried up. The Hawks got a single goal in the second, and neither team could score in the third period.

Alliston left the ice with a 3-1 lead.

The win placed the Hornets back into first place in the Carruthers division with 34 points.

The Stayner Siskins have dropped to second place, and the Orillia Terriers have slipped from first to third place after the weekend.

The Schomberg Cougars remain in fourth place.

The Hornets will be back on home ice on Friday, Dec. 1, when they will again host the Midland Flyers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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