Elora Mohawks nipped by Wallaceburg
WALLACEBURG – Three consecutive goals in the final eight and a half minutes of the second period sparked the Wallaceburg Red Devils to a 7-5 victory over the Elora Mohawks in Ontario junior B lacrosse play Saturday at the Wallaceburg Memorial Arena.
That three-goal outburst by Wallaceburg turned a one-goal lead into a four-goal advantage. The Mohawks scored twice in a minute and a half midway through the third period to reduce the gap back to one goal, but Elora couldn’t pull even.
The Mohawks never led in the game. They trailed 3-1 at the end of the first period and 7-3 after the second.
Hyatt Welsh, Justin Beaulieu, Nathan Bolger, Eric Egan and Cody Stannard each had a goal for Elora. Ryan Mueller had three assists while Stannard had two and McCaiden Dixon, Egan and Owen O’Donnell had one apiece.
Vern Hill and Carter Hastings scoed twice each for Wallaceburg while single goals were added by Parker Gilhuly, Corey Lucier and Tanner Cole. Evan Mathany had two assists.
Landon Kells was in net for the Mohawks.
The game was a physical affair with 62 minutes in penalties issued. Elora went 2-for-7 on its power play and killed off all nine Wallaceburg power plays.
The result leaves the Mohawks at 1-1-0 and Wallaceburg at 2-0-0.
The Mohawks are to play the Owen Sound North Stars (0-2-0) at Owen Sound Thursday at 8 p.m. in their first of three games in four days. They’re also to play the Point Edward Pacers at Point Edward April 29 and host the Orangeville Northmen April 30 at 7 p.m. Orangeville is to begin its regular season Sunday and Point Edward is to start its regular season Friday.
Red Devils 7 Mohawks 5
1. Wallaceburg, Gilhuly (Hastings, Mathany) 3:08
2. Wallaceburg, Lucier (Jacobs) 6:44 sh
3. Elora, Welsh (Dixon) 8:12 pp
4. Wallaceburg, Hill (unassisted) 12:33
Penalties: Lucier Wall (slashing), 1:16; Buller Elora (slashing), 2:28; General Wall (holding), 5:37; Mathany Wall (high sticking), 6:20; Lebar Elora (elbowing major), 13:19; Gilhuly Wall (slashing), 14:07; Hutchison Elora (roughing), Hill Wall (roughing), 15:40; Egan Elora (roughing major), Welsh Elora (roughing major), Johnston Wall (roughing major), Bechard Wall (roughing), 18:38; Gilhuly Wall (checking from behind double minor), 19:06.
5. Elora, Beaulieu (Stannard) 1:40
6. Wallaceburg, Hastings (Mathany, Gilhuly) 8:47
7. Elora, N.Bolger (Egan, Mueller) 10:58
8. Wallaceburg, Cole (unassisted) 12:06
9. Wallaceburg, Hill (Noel, Lucier) 17:49
10. Wallaceburg, Hastings (General) 18:56
Penalties: Jensen Elora (high sticking), 2:58; Buller Elora (high sticking), 6:57; Jolley Elora (hooking, unsportsmanlike conduct), Hastings Wall (unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:02; Gilhuly Wall (roughing), 14:40.
11. Elora, Egan (Stannard, Mueller) 9:38
12. Elora, Stannard (O’Donnell, Mueller) 11:04 pp
Penalties: Beaulieu Elora (slashing), 3:25; Buller Elora (tripping), 8:55; Hill Wall (delay of game), 9:18; Lucier Wall (tripping), 15:15; Lewis Elora (interference), 17:23.
Goals by Period
Goalies: Kells, Elora; Jacobs, Wallaceburg.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 2-7; Wallaceburg 0-9.
Referees: Dickson, Coulter.
- Guelph Sports Journal