Braves fade in third in loss to Mimico

TORONTO — The Mimico Mountaineers scored six times in the third period to rally for a 10-8 victory over the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves in Ontario junior A lacrosse league play Saturday night at Mimico Arena.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Braves.

K-W led 5-2 at the end of the first period and 6-4 after the second. Mimico tied it with a pair of goals seven seconds early in the third, but the Braves netted two of their own 20 seconds apart about four minutes later. The Mountaineers completed the scoring with four goals in the final nine minutes for the win.

Jake Stevens and Scott DelZotto connected for two goals apiece for K-W while Jackson Reid, Spencer Pyke, Lucas Snider and Carter McKenzie scored once each. DelZotto had four assists and Reid, Cody Hamley and Tye Kurtz had two each and Pyke, Brody Mclean and Dawson Bolger had one each.

Payton Cormier and Thomas McConvey collected hat tricks for Mimico. Robert Hudson added a pair of goals and Jonathan Donville and Jonathan Peshko also scored. Donville assisted on seven of the goals while Peshko had three assists. Justin Scott and Daniel Balawejder each had two assists and Josh Toguri, James Guest and Devlin Shanahan had one apiece.

Shots on goal were not recorded.

The Braves went 2-for-4 on their power play while Mimico went 1-for-6.

Cole Martin was tagged with the loss in net for K-W while Devlin Shanahan picked up the win for Mimico in relief of starter Riley Hutchcraft.

The Braves fall to 4-6-0 with their fourth consecutive loss. The win leaves Mimico at 5-3-0.

K-W is to host the Whitby Warriors (4-6-0) Sunday at 7 p.m. at Kinsmen Arena.


Mountaineers 10 Braves 8
First Period
1. Kitchener-Waterloo, Stevens (DelZotto, Reid) 1:06 pp
2. Mimico, Cormier (Donville, Scott) 1:52
3. Mimico, Donville (unassisted) 3:44 pp
4. Kitchener-Waterloo, DelZotto (Reid, Hamley) 9:52
5. Kitchener-Waterloo, Reid (DelZotto, Kurtz) 12:06 pp
6. Kitchener-Waterloo, DelZotto (Pyke, Mclean) 15:39
7. Kitchener-Waterloo, Pyke (DelZotto, Hamley) 17:02
Penalties: Sykes Mim (interference), 1:01; Pattyn KW (illegal cross checking), 2:16; Jeffrey Mim (interference), 4:14; DiCiccio KW (slashing), 6:55; Sykes Mim (slashing), 11:17.
Second Period
8. Kitchener-Waterloo, Snider (DelZotto, Bolger) 5:32
9. Mimico, Peshko (Toguri, Donville) 6:18
10. Mimico, McConvey (Donville, Peshko) 17:03
Penalties: McKenzie KW (interference), 9:29; McKenzie KW (high sticking), 12:13; Hall KW (illegal equipment), 14:46; Guest Mim (slashing), 18:40.
Third Period
11. Mimico, Cormier (Guest, Shanahan) 3:40
12. Mimico, Hudson (Donville, Balawejder) 3:47
13. Kitchener-Waterloo, Stevens (unassisted) 7:12
14. Kitchener-Waterloo, McKenzie (Kurtz) 7:32
15. Mimico, McConvey (Scott, Donville) 11:13
16. Mimico, Hudson (Balawejder) 11:20
17. Mimico, McConvey (Donville, Peshko) 12:22
18. Mimico, Cormier (Peshko, Donville) 19:18
Penalty: Bench KW (too many men), 19:18.
Shots on Goal
Not recorded.
Goalies: Martin (L), Kitchener-Waterloo; Hutchcraft (17:02), Shanahan (W, 42:58), Mimico.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Kitchener-Waterloo 2-4; Mimico 1-6.


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