Walkerton squares Pollock final with Patriots
MOUNT FOREST – The Walkerton Hawks pulled even with the Mount Forest Patriots with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.
The result tied the best-of-seven Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division final at a win apiece.
Walkerton scored twice just over two and a half minutes apart to grab a lead the Hawks wouldn’t relinquish as the teams scored once each in each of the final two periods.
The Hawks outshot the Patriots 44-32 (21-6 in the first period) and went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Patriots went 1-for-8.
Spencer Holt on a power play in the opening minute of the second period and Ryan Maksymyk with the goalie on the bench in favour of an extra attacker at 16:42 of the third accounted for the goals for Mount Forest. Blair Butchart, Shawn Lantz and Holt each had an assist.
Reid Simmons, Connor Patton, Blair Jenkins and Spencer Elder scored the goals for Walkerton. Assists went to Lauchlin Elder, Spencer Elder, Simmons and Jordan Caskenette.
Mathieu Oullette took the loss in net for the Patriots while Ryan Winter was the winner for Walkerton.
Game 3 is set for Friday at 8:20 p.m. at Walkerton.
Hawks 4 Patriots 2
1. Walkerton, Simmons (L.Elder) 9:22
2. Walkerton, Patton (S.Elder) 11:45
Penalties: Stonelake Walk (boarding, boarding misconduct), 2:29; Acheson MtF (holding), 7:10; Lantz MtF (high sticking), McCrae Walk (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:25.
3. Mount Forest, Holt (Butchart) 0:35 pp
4. Walkerton, Jenkins (Simmons) 2:44
Penalties: Petrie Walk (head contact, head contact misconduct), Lantz MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), McCrae Walk (unsportsmanlike conduct), 0:20; Betts MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:29; S.Elder Walk (high sticking), 9:39; McArthur Walk (hooking), 11:05; Butchart MtF (inciting an opponent misconduct), 14:17; Francis MtF (cross checking), Betts MtF (abuse of officials misconduct), 18:36.
5. Walkerton, S.Elder (Caskenette) 7:47 pp
6. Mount Forest, Maksymyk (Lantz, Holt) 16:42
Penalties: Butchart MtF (hooking), 6:13; Deyell Walk (interference), 8:19; Petrie Walk (high sticking, unsportsmanlike conduct), Betts MtF (inciting an opponent misconduct, second misconduct game misconduct), 11:08; Weber MtF (roughing), RolfVonDenBauman Walk (roughing), 15:44; RolfVonDenBauman Walk (interference), 18:46.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest 6-16-10–32
Goalies: Winter (W, 32 shots-30 saves), Walkerton; Oullette (L, 44 shots-40 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Walkerton 1-4; Mount Forest 1-8.
Referees: K.Smith, Willmetts; Linesmen: Lawson, Lyon.
- Guelph Sports Journal