Patriots yield four in third to fall in Pollock final’s Game 3
WALKERTON – The Walkerton Hawks scored four unanswered goals in the third period to hand the Mount Forest Patriots a 6-2 setback in Provincial Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night at the Walkerton Community Centre.
The win gives Walkerton a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Pollock Division final.
After a scoreless first period, the teams scored twice apiece in the second before Walkerton struck for its four goals in the third.
Brendon Aitken and Blair Butchart scored the goals for the Patriots while Shawn Lantz assisted on both goals and Spencer Holt and Ryley Cribbin each had an assist.
Lauchlin Elder and Connor Patton had two goals apiece for Walkerton while single goals were added by Spencer Elder and Chris RolfVonDenBauman. Spencer Elder also had two assists while Braden Boley, Brendan Welsh, Justin McCrae, Maverick Petrie, Reid Simmons, Josh Deyell and Jordan Caskenette had one apiece.
Walkerton outshot the Patriots 26-20 and went 2-for-5 on the power play while Mount Forest went 2-for-6.
Mathieu Oullette took the loss for Mount Forest while Ryan Winter had the win for Walkerton.
Fourth game of the series is set for Saturday at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex. Game time is 8 p.m.
Winner of the series will meet the winner of the Carruthers Division final between the Alliston Hornets and Stayner Siskins in the North Conference final. Alliston leads the best-of-seven Carruthers final 2-0.
Hawks 6 Patriots 2
Penalties: S.Elder Walk (slashing), 3:42; Oakley MtF (high sticking), 7:15; Francis MtF (cross checking), 11:36; Stonelake Walk (roughing), 15:40; Welsh Walk (tripping), 18:39.
1. Mount Forest, Aitken (Lantz, Holt) 0:24 pp
2. Walkerton, L.Elder (Boley, Welsh) 9:39 pp
3. Mount Forest, Butchart (Cribbin, Lantz) 10:48 pp
4. Walkerton, L.Elder (McCrae, Petrie) 14:41
Penalties: Lantz MtF (hooking, penalty shot awarded), 5:41; Weber MtF (slashing), 8:29; McCrae Walk (charging), 10:16; Deyell Walk (slashing), Lantz MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:52; Hopkin Walk (holding), 18:42.
5. Walkerton, S.Elder (unassisted) 4:38
6. Walkerton, RolfVonDenBauman (Simmons, Deyell) 13:36
7. Walkerton, Patton (S.Elder) 15:21
8. Walkerton, Patton (Caskenette, S.Elder) 17:13 pp
Penalties: Patton Walk (cross checking), 5:49; Stewart MtF (slashing), 15:46; Betts MtF (checking from behind, checking from behind game misconduct), 16:37; Stewart MtF (slashing, inciting an opponent misconduct), Stonelake Walk (slashing, inciting an opponent misconduct), 18:34.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest 9-6-5–20
Goalies: Oullette (L, 26 shots-20 goals), Mount Forest; Winter (W, 20 shots-18 saves), Walkerton.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 2-6; Walkerton 2-5.
Referees: Hollister, Nichol; Linesmen: Paige, Sebastien.
- Guelph Sports Journal