Mohawks edged by Owen Sound North Stars

ELORA – The Elora Mohawks yielded a goal with just over five and a half minutes to go in regulation time as they were edged 6-5 by the Owen Sound North Stars in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play Sunday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.

That goal allowed the North Stars to rebound from a 2-0 deficit at the end of the first period. Owen Sound was up 5-4 at the end of the second.

The North Stars outshot the Mohawks 47-38 and went 1-for-7 on their power play while Elora went 2-for-5, both first-period goals being power-play markers.

Hyatt Welsh had two goals and two assists for the Mohawks while Ryan Mueller had two goals and an assist and Owen O’Donnell had one goal and one assist. Ryan Buller, Derek Jensen and Nathan Bolger each had one assist.

Spencer Elder hit for two goals for Owen Sound while single goals were added by Hayden Coulter, Keegan Mcilmoyle, Jordan Caskenette and Jake Lee. Brody Caskenette had three assists while Jordan Caskenette and Garrett Reed had two apiece and Justin McCrae and Alex Muzzell had one each.

Landon Kelly was tagged with the loss in net for the Mohawks while Reed picked up the win in the Owen Sound net.

Elora is second in the Mid West Division with a 4-3-0 record while Owen Sound is third at 3-3-0.

The teams are to meet again Thursday at Owen Sound. That game will be the first of four in five days for the Mohawks who are to play the Guelph Regals (0-5-0) at the Sleeman Centre Friday at 8 p.m., host the Hamilton Bengals (3-3-0) Sunday at 7 p.m. and play the Orangeville Northmen (6-1-0) at Orangeville May 15.


North Stars 6 Mohawks 5
First Period
1. Elora, Mueller (Welsh) 16:47 pp
2. Elora, Welsh (Buller) 19:49 pp
Penalties: Rooney Elora (high sticking), 8:46; Rouse OSound (illegal cross checking), 15:30; Frook OSound (high sticking), 16:32; Stannard Elora (roughing), Swanton OSound (roughing), 18:12; Elder OSound (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:19.
Second Period
3. Owen Sound, Elder (unassisted) 3:45
4. Elora, O’Donnell (Jensen) 7:10
5. Owen Sound, Coulter (B.Caskenette, J.Caskenette) 11:56 pp
6. Owen Sound, Elder (McCrae, Reed) 16:49
7. Elora, Mueller (Welsh, Bolger) 18:17
8. Owen Sound, Mcilmoyle (J.Caskenette, B.Caskenette) 19:00
9. Owen Sound, J.Caskenette (B.Caskenette, Muzzell) 19:38
Penalties: Welsh Elora (illegal cross checking major), Stewart OSound (slashing), 3:30; Jolley Elora (holding), 3:45; B.Caskenette OSound (holding), 6:55; Jensen Elora (high sticking), 11:43; Re.Simmons OSound (high sticking), 14:43.
Third Period
10. Elora, Welsh (Mueller, O’Donnell) 10:26
11. Owen Sound, Lee (Reed) 14:28
Penalties: Coughlin Elora (checking from behind double minor), 4:52; Ramsay OSound (slashing), 6:27; Buller Elora (too many men), 11:06.
Goals by Period
Owen Sound      0-5-1–6
Elora                    2-2-1–5
Shots on Goal
Owen Sound      18-19-10–47
Elora                      19-8-11–38
Goalies: Reed (W, 38 shots-33 saves), Owen Sound; Kells (L, 47 shots-41 saves), Elora.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Owen Sound 1-7; Elora 2-5.
Referees: Nurse, Herrington.


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