Mohawks pull away late for win over Owen Sound

OWEN SOUND – The Elora Mohawks struck for four of the final five goals of the game as they defeated the Owen Sound North Stars 10-6 in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play Thursday night at the Shallow Lake Community Centre.

The Mohawks led 4-2 at the end of the first period before Owen Sound narrowed the gap to 6-5 with five minutes to go in the second period. Elora scored twice later in the period and also scored the final two goals on the game.

Kurtis Woodland collected seven points in the game for Elora as he hit for three goals and had four assists. Cole Spear also had a hat trick while single goals were gathered by Mason Noble, Mitch Taylor, Ryan Mueller and Hyatt Welsh. Getting one assist apiece were Brett Harrison, Mueller, Welsh, Noble, Landon Kells, Dean Sealey and Spear.

Colin Kitto and Brody Caskenette each had two goals for Owen Sound while Brady Stewart and Mike Fiegehen had one apiece. Spencer Elder assisted on three of the goals while Dominic Millman and Logan Swanton had one assist each.

Owen Sound outshot Elora 41-39 and went 1-for-5 on the power play while the Mohawks went 2-for-7.

Landon Kells picked up the win in net for Elora while Wes Hamilton took the loss for Owen Sound.

The win was the third in as many outings for the Mohawks while the loss was the third in three games for Owen Sound.

After starting the season with three road games, the Mohawks have home games on back-to-back days this weekend. They’re to host the Niagara Thunderhawks (0-0-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Orangeville Northmen (1-0-0) Sunday at 7 p.m. Both games are to be played at the Elora and District Community Centre.


Mohawks 10 North Stars 6
First Period
1. Owen Sound, Stewart (Elder) 6:11 sh
2. Elora, Spear (Woodland, Harrison) 6:38 pp
3. Elora, Woodland (unassisted) 15:21
4. Elora, Noble (unassisted) 15:30
5. Owen Sound, Kitto (unassisted) 16:26
6. Elora, Taylor (Mueller, Woodland) 19:36
Penalty: Medueduk OSnd (illegal cross checking), 4:42.
Second Period
7. Elora, Mueller (Welsh, Woodland) 1:40
8. Owen Sound, Fiegehen (Millman) 2:11
9. Elora, Spear (Noble, Kells) 7:17
10. Owen Sound, Caskenette (Elder) 12:08 pp
11. Owen Sound, Caskenette (Elder, Swanton) 13:58
12. Elora, Welsh (unassisted) 15:25
13. Elora, Woodland (unassisted) 19:28
Penalties: Rouse OSnd (checking from behind double minor), 2:48; Spear Elora (elbowing major), 7:40; Elder OSnd (roughing), 13:58; Landoni Elora (unsportsmanlike conduct bench minor), 14:28.
Third Period
14. Owen Sound, Kitto (unassisted) 1:09
15. Elora, Spear (Sealey, Woodland) 6:46 pp
16. Elora, Woodland (Spear) 18:54
Penalties: Elder OSnd (slashing), 2:03; Rouse OSnd (checking from behind double minor), 6:27; Mueller Elora (high sticking), 7:06; Maddock OSnd (slashing), Ristov Elora (slashing), 9:58; Hutchison Elora (slashing), 10:28; Taylor Elora (illegal cross checking), 16:47; Maddock OSnd (slashing), Ristov Elora (slashing), 19:54.
Shots on Goal
Elora                   14-13-12–39
Owen Sound     14-16-11–41
Goalies: Kells (W, 41 shots-35 saves), Elora; Hamilton (L, 39 shots-29 saves), Owen Sound.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 2-7; Owen Sound 1-5.
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