Mohawks fall behind with another 12-11 OT game
ELORA – Jacob Parkinson’s goal just about three minutes into the second overtime period lifted the Hamilton Bengals to a 12-11 victory over the Elora Mohawks in Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League Western Conference semifinal play Wednesday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.
Parkinson scooped up a rebound of an Elora shot and then raced down the court, using a teammate as a decoy on a two-on-one, before firing the winning goal home.
The victory gives Hamilton a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Yellow Bucket Series.
It was also the third meeting between the teams decided 12-11 in overtime this season. The other two came in the regular season with the Mohawks winning in Hamilton June 6 and the Bengals winning in Hamilton June 9.
Wednesday, Hamilton scored twice in the last three minutes of regulation time to force the overtime. The Bengals had led 4-3 at the end of the first period while the Mohawks were up 9-7 at the end of the second.
Logan Cameron connected for a hat trick for Elora while Zack Cameron and Ryan Mueller scored twice apiece and single goals were netted by Dean Sealey, Nathan Bolger, Trent Spear and Hyatt Welsh. Mueller and Welsh each had three assists while Sealey, Spear, Dawson Bolger and Jonah White had two each and Nick Aitchison, Zack Cameron, Tyler Healey, Sam Dramnitzke and Logan Cameron had one each.
Hamilton received two goals apiece from Tanner Brennecke, Braedon Saris, Tyson Allison and Yvon Bolduc while Hunter Aggus, Tye Argent, Luke Robinson and Parkinson scored once each. Robinson and Argent each gathered five assists while Saris, Coltrane Tyson, Brennecke and Allison each had two and goaltender Lucas Nagy, Parkinson and Thomas MacDonald had one apiece.
Elora outshot Hamilton 72-59 thanks to a 30-17 advantage in the second period.
Ryan Fitzgerald was tagged with the loss in the Elora net. He had 47 saves while Nagy had 61 for Hamilton.
Both teams hit 50 per cent on their power play as the Mohawks were 2-for-4 and Hamilton was 1-for-2.
Fourth game of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s Dave Andreychuk Arena.
If the Mohawks win Saturday night, the fifth and deciding game of the series is to go Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Elora and District Community Centre.
Bengals 12 Mohawks 11 (2OT)
- Guelph Sports Journal