Alliston victory knots North final with Patriots
ALLISTON – The Mount Forest Patriots surrendered four consecutive goals as they suffered a 4-1 loss to the Alliston Hornets in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Monday night at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.
The result ties the best-of-seven North Conference final 2-2. Every game played so far in the series has been won by the home team.
After a scoreless first period Monday, Alliston scored three times in the second with the first two coming in the first four and a half minutes of the period.
The Hornets added another goal early in the third while Owen Rahn hit for the lone goal for the Patriots with just over seven minutes to go in the game. Parker Miller and Bradley Powell had assists.
Ryan McReynolds was involved in all four goals for Alliston as he scored two of them and assisted on the other two. Those goals were scored by Joey Visconti and Alex Sebestyen while Jakob Power, Ben Beausaert, Sebestyen and Gage Argue each collected one assist.
Alliston outshot the Patriots 37-35 and both teams were 0-for-3 on their power plays.
David Lobsinger was tagged with the loss in the Mount Forest net. He had 33 saves while winning netminder Tyler Ryan had 34.
Fifth game of the series is set for Thursday at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex. Game time is 8 p.m.
Game 6 also has an 8 p.m. game time. It’s to go Friday at Alliston.
If a seventh game is needed, it’s to be played Sunday at Mount Forest starting at 6:30 p.m.
Hornets 4 Patriots 1
Mount Forest 0-0-1–1
Penalty: Hogarth All (cross checking), 9:11.
1. Alliston, McReynolds (Power, Beausaert) 0:35
2. Alliston, Visconti (McReynolds) 4:26
3. Alliston, Sebestyen (McReynolds) 19:31
Penalties: Birkett MtF (goalie interference), 2:19; Coulter MtF (hooking), 6:07; Livingston All (cross checking), 19:52.
4. Alliston, McReynolds (Sebestyen, Argue) 2:58
5. Mount Forest, Rahn (P.Miller, Powell) 12:52
Penalties: Haffner MtF (slashing), 3:44; Power All (charging), 18:43.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest 14-14-7–35
Goalies: Lobsinger (L, 37 shots-33 saves), Mount Forest; Ryan (W, 35 shots-34 saves), Alliston.
Power Plays: Mount Forest 0-3; Alliston 0-3.
- Guelph Sports Journal