Hornets trailing 2-1 in championship series with Stayner

April 13, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston Hornets are trailing 2-1 in their North Carruthers Division championship series with the Stayner Siskins after losing both weekend games, but this series is far from over.

Game one of the competition got underway in Stayner on Thursday, Apr. 6, on Stayner home ice.

The Hornets led the scoring for the whole game, starting off with the only first-period goal from Owen Fralick.

A goal from Cole Turcotte at 36 seconds into the second frame gave them a 2-0 lead.

Stayner scored a minute and a half later.

Mark Coish scored for the Hornets early in the third period.

Stayner managed one more late goal but that’s all they could do for the night, and the Alliston squad left the ice with a 3-2 win to start the series.

The two teams were back at it for game two on Alliston’s home ice on Saturday, Apr. 8.

This time, the Siskins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and followed up with two more in the second.

Alliston’s Owen Fralick scored with 33 seconds left on the clock in the second to put the Hornets on the scoreboard.

The third period started badly for the Hornets when Stayner scored twice before it was three minutes into the third period.

Alliston managed two third-period goals from Cole Turcotte and Will Millington.

Stayner won the game 6-3.

“We started good on Thursday, everyone was playing, we we’re getting on their ‘D’,” said Hornets forward Cole Turcotte after Saturday’s game. “Tonight it was a slow start and we couldn’t find our way back into the game. We were trying to get in there, get on their defence and see they cough some up so we could get some goals and get back in the game, but we couldn’t find a way tonight. Going back to Stayner, when we want to get going at the start of the game, we want to get on them early and see if we can pop one before they get one. That should bring us back to were we want to be.”

Sunday’s game saw the Siskins again open the scoring in the first period.

Alliston’s Owen Fralick tied the game at 16:02 into the period, but the Siskins went ahead on a goal late in the frame.

The teams matched goals in the third period. Andrew Maltby got the only Alliston goal.

Stayner scored in the third and that was matched by a final Alliston goal from Adam Hoppe at the 16:06 mark in the frame.

The Hornets couldn’t tie it up and had to settle for a 4-3 loss.

Game four of the series was scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 11, in Alliston, with results not available at press time.

Game five is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 13, in Stayner with an 8:00 p.m. start.


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