Patriots use special teams to stretch win streak

MITCHELL – The Mount Forest Patriots were special on specials teams Saturday night as they defeated the Mitchell Hawks a 5-2 setback in Provincial Junior Hockey League play at the Mitchell arena.

The Patriots scored three power-play goals and a shorthanded goal in the victory.

Mount Forest scored the only goal of the first period and added two more goals in the second.

Both of Mitchell’s goals came on the power play and both were in the third period, the first one at 9:57 and the second with 34 seconds to play.

Brendon Aitken, Ryley Cribbin, Blake Lewis, Luke Hoelscher and Derick Acheson each scored a goal for the Patriots while Blair Butchart had two assists and Haydon Coulter, Ryan Maksymyk, Jack Francis, Klayton Hoelscher, Dylan Brown, Derek Williams and Aitken had one apiece.

Dalton Smith and Blake Pickering each had a goal and an assist for Mitchell while Brett Denny also had an assist.

Mitchell outshot the Patriots 35-31. David Lobsinger made 33 saves in the win for the Patriots while Curtis Laviolette had 26 saves in the loss for Mitchell.

The Patriots went 3-for-6 on their power play while Mitchell went 2-for-6.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Patriots who are to complete their three-in-three weekend with a game against the Kincardine Bulldogs at Kincardine’s Davidson Centre Sunday at 3:55 p.m.

The Patriots lead the Pollock Division at 14-2-0-0 while Kincardine is third at 9-6-1-2 and Mitchell fourth at 9-8-1-0.


Patriots 5 Hawks 2
First Period
1. Mount Forest, Aitken (Coulter, Maksymyk), 18:21 pp
Penalties: Philips MtF (holding), 8:55; Stahlke Mitch (interference), 11:01; Hawkins Mitch (slashing), 17:37.
Second Period
2. Mount Forest, Cribbin (Butchart), 4:16 pp
3. Mount Forest, Lewis (Francis, Butchart), 10:02
Penalties: Williams Mitch (slashing), 3:50; Weber MtF (cross checking), Denny Mitch (roughing), 12:34; Stefanelli MtF (holding), Elliott Mitch (cross checking), 14:19; Francis MtF (cross checking), 15:08; Van Pelt Mitch (head contact, head contact misconduct), 18:03.
Third Period
4. Mitchell, Smith (Denny, Pickering), 9:57 pp
5. Mount Forest, L.Hoelscher (K.Hoelscher, Brown), 14:18 pp
6. Mitchell, Pickering (Smith), 19:26 pp
7. Mount Forest, Acheson (Williams, Aitken), 19:59 sh en
Penalties: Shoemaker Mitch (roughing), 4:11; Butchart MtF (slashing), 9:04; Shoemaker Mitch (cross checking), 13:13; Francis MtF (cross checking), 18:16; Stahlke Mitch (inciting an opponent misconduct), Shantz Mitch (inciting an opponent misconduct), 18:25; Philips MtF (slashing, cross checking), 18:44.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest     10-12-9–31
Mitchell                8-11-16–35
Goalies: Lobsinger (W, 35 shots-33 saves), Mount Forest; Laviolette (L, 30 shots-26 saves), Mitchell.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 3-6; Mitchell 2-6
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