Patriots skate to victory over Wingham

MOUNT FOREST – The Mount Forest Patriots scored all of their goals before the Wingham Ironmen managed their lone goal as the Patriots prevailed 5-1 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Friday night at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

The Patriots scored the only goal of the first period before adding three more in the second and they completed their scoring early in the third.

Blair Butchart led Mount Forest with two goals and two assists while Klayton Hoelscher had a goal and two assists. Ryley Cribbin and Luke Hoelscher scored the other goals for the Patriots while Michael Stefanelli had two assists and Dylan Brown, Brock Philips and Troy Weber had one apiece.

Shane Vollmer scored for Wingham on a power play at 8:05 of the third. Jamie Huber set up the goal.

The Patriots outshot Wingham 37-32 and went 2-for-3 on their power play while the Ironmen were 1-for-5 on their power play.

David Lobsinger stopped 31 shots for the win in net for Mount Forest while Kyle Morning was charged with the loss in the Wingham net. He was replaced at 2:41 of the third period after Mount Forest scored its fifth goal of the game. Jamie Brock stopped all eight shots he faced the rest of the way.

Mount Forest leads the Pollock Division at 13-2-0-0 while Wingham is fifth at 7-7-1-1.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Patriots who are to play the Mitchell Hawks (9-7-1-0) at Mitchell Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and the Kincardine Bulldogs (9-6-1-2) at Kincardine Sunday at 3:55 p.m.


Patriots 5 Ironmen 1
First Period
1. Mount Forest, Butchart (K.Hoelscher, Stefanelli) 19:29
Penalties: None.
Second Period
2. Mount Forest, Cribbin (Butchart, K.Hoelscher) 4:48 pp
3. Mount Forest, Butchart (Brown) 14:09
4. Mount Forest, L.Hoelscher (Philips, Weber) 17:01
Penalties: Ranson Wing (hooking), 4:10; Brown MtF (slashing), 9:06; Philips MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:57.
Third Period
5. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Stefanelli, Butchart) 2:41 pp
6. Wingham, Vollmer (Huber) 8:05 pp
Penalties: Gibbings Wing (hooking), 1:06; Francis MtF (high sticking), 5:51; Coulter MtF (slashing), 7:40; Coulter MtF (interference), 12:05; Gibbings Wing (hooking), 16:23.
Shots on Goal
Wingham             7-11-14–32
Mount Forest     13-12-12–37
Goalies: Morning (L, 29 shots-24 saves), Brock (2:41 of third, 8 shots-8 saves), Wingham; Lobsinger (W, 32 shots-31 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Wingham 1-5; Mount Forest 2-3.
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