Mohawks fall again as they’re edged by Orangeville

ORANGEVILLE – The Elora Mohawks yielded the first two goals of the first and second periods as they suffered their second loss in a row and second loss of the Ontario junior B lacrosse league season.

The Mohawks (11-2-0) were edged 6-4 by the Orangeville Northmen (8-4-0) Tuesday night at Orangeville’s Alder Street Recreation Centre.

The Northmen led 3-1 at the end of the first period and 6-2 after the second. The Mohawks cut the gap to two goals with a pair of goals 30 seconds apart early in the third, but those goals completed the scoring in the game.

Jack Francis, Mason Noble, Cole Spear and Mitch Taylor scored a goal apiece for Elora while single assists were awarded to Nathan Bolger, Blake Lewis, Owen Ristov, Klayton Hoelscher, Dean Sealey and Tyrus Rehanek.

Liam Smith netted a pair of goals for Orangeville while Jake Dithurbide, Mitchell Bernier, Grayson Houghton and Jeremy Searle also scored. Tanner Buck assisted on all six goals while Houghton had three assists and Quinten Schneider, Dithurbide and Bernier each had one.

The Mohawks outshot Orangeville 49-43 and went 1-for-3 on their power play while the Northmen went 1-for-5.

Landon Kells was tagged with the loss for the Mohawks. He had 37 saves while winning netminder Daniel Tanner had 45 for Orangeville.

The Mohawks have a pair of home games at the Elora and District Community Centre this weekend as they’re to host the Wallaceburg Red Devils (12-2-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. and Guelph Regals (3-9-1) Sunday at 7 p.m.

The Mohawks, who have already clinched a playoff berth, are to play six of their final seven games of the regular season at home.


Northmen 6 Mohawks 4
First Period
1. Orangeville, Smith (Buck, Schneider) 2:12
2. Orangeville, Dithurbide (Houghton, Buck) 7:29
3. Elora, Francis (Bolger) 11:02 sh
4. Orangeville, Smith (Buck, Dithurbide) 16:24
Penalties: Welsh Elora (roughing), 9:34; Hoelscher Elora (roughing), Hoelscher Elora (high sticking), Armstrong Orange (roughing), 18:25.
Second Period
5. Orangeville, Bernier (Houghton, Buck) 1:58 pp
6. Orangeville, Houghton (Bernier, Buck) 13:51
7. Elora, Noble (Lewis, Ristov) 17:41 pp
8. Orangeville, Searle (Buck, Houghton) 19:58 ea
Penalties: Lewis Elora (holding stick), 6:02; Hunt Orange (high sticking), 6:57; Beam Orange (slashing), Spear Elora (slashing), 12:50; Lebar Elora (holding), 14:43; Hunt Orange (slashing), 16:33
Third Period
9. Elora, Spear (Hoelscher, Sealey) 6:38
10. Elora, Taylor (Rehanek) 7:08
Penalties: Mueller Elora (high sticking), 2:06; Baird Orange (tripping), 2:46.
Shots on Goal
Elora               15-16-18–49
Orangeville     14-17-12–43
Goalies: Kells (L, 43 shots-37 saves), Elora; Tanner (W, 49 shots-45 saves).
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 1-3; Orangeville 1-5.
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