Elora Mohawks run to victory over Point Edward
POINT EDWARD – The Elora Mohawks had a pair of four-goal runs on their way to a 12-4 victory over the Point Edward Pacers in Ontario junior B lacrosse play Saturday at the Point Edward arena.
The first of those runs came in the second period and turned a 3-2 lead at the end of the first into a 7-2 advantage at the end of the second. After Point Edward scored early in the third, the Mohawks added four more in a row to put the game away.
Elora outshot Point Edward 40-30 and held their hosts scoreless on three power plays while the Mohawks went 4-for-12 on their power plays.
Eric Egan, Hyatt Welsh and Owen O’Donnell scored twice each for the Mohawks while single goals were netted by Cody Stannard, Derek Jensen, Justin Beaulieu, Nathan Bolger, Ryan Buller and Ryan Mueller. O’Donnell, Mueller and Welsh each had three assists while Jensen and Egan had two each and Beaulieu, winning goaltender Landon Kells and Jack Francis had one apiece.
Cory Burr, Jacob Caughlin, Korey Conroy and Lucas Knowles hit for a goal apiece for Point Edward while Conroy and losing goaltender Braydon Bell each had two assists.
The game was a physical one with 184 minutes in penalties including nine game misconducts, seven to Point Edward.
The result leaves the Mohawks at 2-2-0 and Point Edward at 1-1-0.
The Mohawks are to host the Orangeville Northmen (3-0-0) Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Elora and District Community Centre.
Mohawks 12 Pacers 4
1. Elora, Jensen (unassisted) 3:19
2. Point Edward, Burr (unassisted) 5:22
3. Elora, Welsh (Jensen) 5:37
4. Elora, Stannard (Beaulieu, O’Donnell) 10:08
5. Point Edward, Caughlin (Conroy) 14:19
Penalties: Durco PtEd (high sticking), 10:36; Buller Elora (too many men bench minor), 11:46; Dixon Elora (unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct), Caughlin PtEd (unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct), 15:42; Rannie PtEd (interference), 15:55.
6. Elora, Welsh (Egan) 6:45
7. Elora, Egan (O’Donnell, Mueller) 10:56 pp
8. Elora, Mueller (Welsh) 11:50
9. Elora, O’Donnell (Francis) 16:36
Penalties: Dunn PtEd (illegal cross checking), 2:09; Mueller Elora (holding), 8:13; M.Vince PtEd (slashing), 10:35; K.Vince PtEd (unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct), 11:40; Lewis Elora (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Coughlin Elora (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), M.Vince PtEd (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Lavoie PtEd (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 16:01; Dupont PtEd (fighting major, instigator major, two fighting game misconducts), 18:02; Jolley Elora (holding), 19:53.
10. Point Edward, Conroy (Bell) 5:45 sh
11. Elora, O’Donnell (Welsh) 6:16 pp
12. Elora, Buller (Jensen, O’Donnell) 11:52
13. Elora, Beaulieu (Mueller, Egan) 12:21
14. Elora, Egan (Mueller, Welsh) 15:27 pp
15. Point Edward, Knowles (Bell, Conroy) 15:46 sh
16. Elora, N.Bolger (Kells) 16:14 pp
Penalties: Buller Elora (roughing), Thorpe PtEd (roughing), 1:10; Dunn PtEd (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:00; Francis Elora (holding), 7:10; Rannie PtEd (holding), 8:45; Durco PtEd (holding, holding game misconduct), Knowles PtEd (slashing), 15:04; Knowles PtEd (illegal cross checking), 18:48; Burr PtEd (unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), Bell PtEd (unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), 19:22.
Goals by Period
Point Edward 2-0-2–4
Shots on Goal: Elora 40; Point Edward 30.
Goalies: Kells (W, 30 shots-26 saves), Elora; Bell (L, 35 shots-23 saves), Shaw (5 shots-5 saves), Point Edward.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 4-12; Point Edward 0-3.
- Guelph Sports Journal