Elora Rocks start with quick pair in win over Lucknow

ELORA – A pair of goals 32 seconds apart late in the first period started the Elora Rocks on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Lucknow Lancers in Western Ontario Athletic Association senior men’s hockey league play Friday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.

The quick pair were the only goals of the first period while Lucknow narrowed the gap with its goal midway through the second. Elora responded with two more goals in the third, the first one coming in the opening minute of the period.

Lyam Cripps, Corey Flemington, Henry McNeil and Ryan Halbych hit for a goal apiece for Elora while Graham Kitching had two assists and Santino Di Florio, Ed Gaffney, Wes Martin, Spencer Cudney, Cripps and McNeil each had one assist.

Brody Tenpas scored for Lucknow with help from Ben Gowing and Chase Chapman.

Craig Byford picked up the win in net for the Rocks while Ben Dorscht took the loss in goal for Lucknow.

The win lifts the Rocks into a tie for sixth at 5-5-1-0 while Lucknow is 13th at 1-8-0-0.

The Rocks are to play the Tillsonburg Thunder (6-3-0-0) at the Tillsonburg Memorial Arena Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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