Kincardine hands Patriots first home loss of season

MOUNT FOREST – The Mount Forest Patriots suffered four losses at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex during the entire 2017-18 Provincial Junior Hockey League season.

Sunday, they suffered their first home setback of the 2018-19 season when they fell 5-2 to the Kincardine Bulldogs. It was their first regular-season home loss since losing 5-1 to Kincardine Jan. 13.

Kincardine opened the scoring less than four minutes into Sunday’s game and led 2-1 at the end of the first period before connecting for the only goal of the second period.

Michael Stefanelli hit for both goals for the Patriots while Klayton Hoelscher had Mount Forest’s only assist.

Mike Fiegehen had a pair of goals for Kincardine and Grant Stevens, Jerrid Fossold and Brett Burrows netted single goals. Keegan Angel assisted on two of the goals and Ethan Long, Fossold, Burrows, Logan Freiburger, Fiegehen and Hunter Robins-Gibbons each had one assist.

The Patriots outshot Kincardine 47-45 and both teams were scoreless on their power plays, Kincardine on six attempts and Mount Forest on four.

David Lobsinger had 40 saves in the Mount Forest net while Craig Luinstra made 45 in the Kincardine net.

Mount Forest (5-2-0-0) falls to third in the Pollock Division standings with the loss while Kincardine (6-2-0-0) climbs to second.

The Patriots are to play the Mitchell Hawks (2-6-1-0) at Mitchell Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

 

Bulldogs 5 Patriots 2
Kincardine         2-1-2–5
Mount Forest     1-0-1–2
First Period
1. Kincardine, Stevens (Long) 3:05
2. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (unassisted) 16:53
3. Kincardine, Fiegehen (Angel, Fossold) 19:15
Penalties: Stevens Kin (roughing), 3:05; Sutter Kin (tripping), 16:53; Francis MtF (head contact, head contact misconduct), 17:48
Second Period
4. Kincardine, Fiegehen (Burrows, Freiburger) 18:27
Penalties: Sutter Kin (hooking), 2:26; Brown MtF (tripping), 17:03; Williams MtF (delay of game), 17:33.
Third Period
5. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (Hoelscher) 1:27
6. Kincardine, Fossold (Angel, Fiegehen) 10:29
7. Kincardine, Burrows (Robins-Gibbons) 19:23
Penalties: Stefanelli MtF (interference), 3:03; Brown MtF (slashing), 6:21; Torrie MtF (holding), 9:50; Swanton Kin (cross checking), 18:09.
Shots on Goal
Kincardine         17-14-14–45
Mount Forest     19-13-15–47
Goalies: Luinstra (W, 47 shots-45 saves), Kincardine; Lobsinger (L, 45 shots-40 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Kincardine 0-6; Mount Forest 0-4
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