Listowel turns on power to ground Canes

LISTOWEL – Penalties proved to be costly to the Guelph Hurricanes as they were toppled 4-1 by the Midwestern Conference-leading Listowel Cyclones in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League play Friday night at Listowel’s new Steve Kerr Memorial Arena.

Listowel scored three power-play goals in the victory. The Cyclones went 3-for-8 on their power plays while the Canes were scoreless on eight power plays.

The game was a chippy affair, especially in the third period when 94 of the game’s 116 penalty minutes were assessed. That total included two fighting majors and six 10-minute misconducts.

Anthony Mota scored the goal for the Canes midway through the first period to tie the score. Aiden Matekovic and Matthew Tolton assisted on the goal.

Getting a goal apiece for Listowel were Max Coyle, Caleb Warren, Danny Skinner and Jakob Lee. Chayse Herrfort, Lee and Blake Nichol each had two assists while Mitch Deelstra and Coyle had one apiece.

Listowel outshot the Canes 33-28. Trenton McGrail took the loss in net for the Canes while Evan Reinhart collected the win for the Cyclones.

The result puts an end to Guelph’s two-game winning streak.

Listowel leads the conference at 36-5-0-1 while the Canes are sixth at 11-25-1-5. The Canes are 10 points behind the fifth-place Kitchener Dutchmen (18-22-0-2), one up on the seventh-place Brantford 99ers (11-24-1-4) and three ahead of the eighth-place Brampton Bombers (12-28-1-0).

The Canes and Brantford are to play Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


Cyclones 4 Hurricanes 1
First Period
1. Listowel, Coyle (Herrfort, Lee), 9:06 pp
2. Guelph, Mota (Matekovic, Tolton), 10:39
3. Listowel, Warren (Lee, Herrfort), 13:27 pp
Penalties: Hunter Gue (tripping), 2:31; Smith Gue (high sticking), 8:50; Mota Gue (tripping), 12:55; Grant List (cross checking), 13:48.
Second Period
No scoring
Penalties: Sinkeldam Gue (tripping), 2:34; Lee List (hooking), 5:31; Mooney Gue (interference), 10:19; Sinkeldam Gue (roughing), Deelstra List (roughing), 13:40; Russell List (cross checking), 16:41; LePage Gue (slashing), 17:24.
Third Period
4. Listowel, Skinner (Deelstra, Nichol), 6:27
5. Listowel, Lee (Coyle, Nichol), 10:28 pp
Penalties: Warren List (interference), 4:05; LePage Gue (holding), Coyle List (roughing), 5:15; O’Toole List (slashing), 7:59; Buckley Gue (hooking), 9:18; Grant List (tripping), 11:39; Demoe Gue (cross checking), 12:24; Stewart Gue (boarding, boarding misconduct, failure to go to penalty box misconduct, second misconduct game misconduct), Smith Gue (unsportsmanlike conduct, inciting an opponent misconduct), LePage Gue (inciting an opponent misconduct), Russell List (fighting aggressor, fighting instigator, fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Grant List (unsportsmanlike conduct, inciting an opponent misconduct), Willis List (inciting an opponent misconduct), 17:06; Mooney Gue (cross checking major, cross checking game misconduct), 17:51.
Shots on Goal
Guelph      11-5-12–28
Listowel     11-15-7–33
Goalies: McGrail (L, 33 shots-29 saves), Guelph; Reinhart (W, 28 shots-27 saves), Listowel.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-8; Listowel 3-8.
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