Elora Rocks tripled by Durham

DURHAM – The Elora Rocks surrendered the first four goals of the game as they were downed 6-2 by the Durham Thundercats in WOAA senior men’s hockey play Saturday at the Durham and District Arena.

The hosts led 2-0 at the end of the first period and 5-1 after the second.

Ben Piluk and Mason Noble scored for the Rocks while Chad Herron assisted on both goals. Nick Horrigan also had an assist.

Randy Cox, Trevor Hughson, Jim Hutchinson, Justin Graham, Quinton Bruce and Derek Matheson scored a goal apiece for Durham. Bruce assisted on three of the goals while Graham had two assists and Colin Rigney, Mike Schwindt, Cox, Bill Terpstra and Jeff MacMillan had one each.

The Thundercats outshot the Rocks 39-33. Gatlin Burt was the winner in net for Durham while Kevin Collins took the loss for Elora.

The result leaves Elora at 2-13-0-2 and Durham at 15-3-0-0.

The Rocks have three games left on their regular-season schedule.

They’re to host the Ripley Wolves (14-3-0-0) Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Elora and District Community Centre, play the Tavistock Royals (6-12-0-0) at Tavistock Saturday and play the Tillsonburg Thunder (11-2-0-3) at Tillsonburg Jan. 27.


Thundercats 6 Rocks 2
First Period
1. Durham, Cox (Graham, Bruce), 11:48
2. Durham, Hughson (Rigney, Schwindt), 19:17
Penalties: Rigney Dur (slashing), 1:14; Bilton Elora (interference), 2:23; Bruce Dur (slashing), 6:50.
Second Period
3. Durham, Hutchinson (Bruce), 5:33 pp
4. Durham, Graham (Cox, Bruce), 10:08
5. Elora, Piluk (Herron), 14:51 sh
6. Durham, Matheson (Graham, Terpstra), 17:41 pp
Penalties: Herron Elora (slashing), 4:11; Helle Elora (checking from behind major, checking from behind game misconduct), 13:03.
Third Period
7. Elora, Noble (Horrigan, Herron), 12:20 pp
8. Durham, Bruce (MacMillan), 19:24 sh en
Penalties: Terpstra Dur (tripping), 2:22; Graham Dur (slashing), 6:39; Hughson Dur (high sticking double minor), 11:36; Hutchinson Dur (interference), 15:46; Burt Dur (high sticking double minor), 16:30; Bilton Elora (cross checking), Betts Dur (cross checking), Nixon Dur (abuse of officials misconduct), 19:44.
Shots on Goal
Elora 33; Durham 39
Goalies: Collins (L, 38 shots-33 saves), Elora; Burt (W, 33 shots-31 saves), Durham.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 1-9; Durham 2-4.
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