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Hornets win back-to-back road games

March 3, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The Alliston Hornets delivered a decisive win over the first place Stayner Siskins after coming out strong in the third period and scoring four unanswered goals in Thursdsy, February 24’s game in Stayner.

The Hornets were out for payback after taking a 3-2 loss to Stayner on Alliston home ice the previous week.

Alliston forward Cole Turcotte got the opening goal at 4:03 into Thursday’s game.

After giving up two goals in the second period, the Hornets were trailing by a single goal heading into the final frame.

Everything turned around when Nathan Smilsky scored at 43 seconds into the third to make it a tie game.

Just over a minute later, Turcotte got his second goal of the game to put the Hornets in the lead.

Two more goals from Rhys Brown and Ben Taylor sealed the deal and the Hornets left the ice with a 5-2 win.

The Hornets were back on the ice the following night, February 25, when they travelled to Midland to take on the Flyers.

The Flyers scored the only goal of the first period at 5:36 into the game. 

It was a tie game when Jack Micone scored for Alliston early in the second period, but that didn’t last long when Midland responded and got the go-ahead goal to make it a 2-1 game for the Flyers heading into the final 20 minutes of play.

Alliston forward, Jacob Power, tied the game at the 7:58 mark into the period to make it a 3-3 game.

Neither team could score the tie-breaker and the teams returned to the ice for overtime.

Alliston’s Cole Turcotte scored at 6:29 into OT to give the Hornets the 3-2 win. 

The win gives the Hornets 38 points for the season and an 18-7 record including one overtime loss with two games left in the regular season.

The Stayer Siskins remain in first place in the Division with 44 points followed by the Schomberg Cougars in second place with 41 points.

The Hornets had a game again the Penetang Kings on Wednesday, March 2, with results not available at press time.

They will be back on home ice for their final game of the regular season on Friday, March 4, when they will host the Huntsville Otters.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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