Mohawks topple North Stars to avenge setback
OWEN SOUND – The Elora Mohawks avenged last weekend’s Ontario junior B lacrosse league loss to the Owen Sound North Stars by posting a 7-5 victory over the North Stars Thursday night at the Bayshore Community Centre.
Owen Sound had won 6-5 Sunday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.
Thursday, the Mohawks scored twice in the final six minutes of the game to claim the win.
Elora led 3-2 at the end of the first period and 4-3 after the second. The Mohawks outshot Owen Sound 39-37 and went 1-for-7 on their power play while the North Stars went 1-for-6.
The Mohawks received goals from seven players — Klayton Hoelscher, Owen O’Donnell, Ryan Mueller, Ryan Buller, Cody Stannard, Nathan Bolger and Jack Francis. Eric Egan and Mueller each had two assists while Noah Lebar, Stannard, Hyatt Welsh, O’Donnell and Hoelscher had one apiece.
Dustin Lantz, Hayden Coulter, Spencer Elder, Josh Deyell and Jordan Caskenette scored once each for Owen Sound while Garrett Ramsay had two assists and single assists were awarded to Jordan Caskenette, Deyell, Kurt Long, Reid Simmons, Brody Caskenette and Keegan Mcilmoyle.
Matt Humphrey picked up the win in the Elora net while Garrett Reed took the loss for Owen Sound.
The result leaves the Mohawks at 5-3-0 and Owen Sound at 3-4-0.
The game was the first of four in five nights for the Mohawks as they’re to play the Guelph Regals (0-6-0) at the Sleeman Centre Friday at 8 p.m., host the Hamilton Bengals (5-3-0) at the Elora and District Community Centre Sunday at 7 p.m. and play the Orangeville Northmen (7-1-0) at Orangeville Monday night.
Mohawks 7 North Stars 5
1. Elora, Hoelscher (Egan) 3:42
2. Owen Sound, Lantz (Ramsay) 8:32
3. Elora, O’Donnell (Mueller, Lebar) 10:28
4. Elora, Mueller (Egan, Stannard) 14:37 pp
5. Owen Sound, Coulter (J.Caskenette, Deyell) 15:59
Penalty: Lee OSound (checking in the crease), 14:16.
6. Owen Sound, Elder (Ramsay, Long) 7:57 pp
7. Elora, R.Buller (Welsh) 9:07
Penalties: Jensen Elora (illegal cross checking), 5:34; J.Caskenette OSound (holding), Masters OSound (roughing), Hutchison Elora (roughing), 5:56; White Elora (tripping), 7:34; Francis Elora (slashing), 10:32; N.Bolger Elora (interference), 12:21; McCrae OSound (holding), 14:48; Lee OSound (high sticking, unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:28; Stannard Elora (checking in the crease), 18:44; Stewart OSound (slashing), Welsh Elora (illegal equipment, illegal equipment game misconduct), 19:50.
8. Elora, Stannard (Mueller, O’Donnell) 3:13
9. Owen Sound, Deyell (Re.Simmons, B.Caskenette) 6:15
10. Owen Sound, J.Caskenette (Mcilmoyle) 13:15
11. Elora, N.Bolger (Hoelscher) 14:22
12. Elora, Francis (unassisted) 15:54 sh
Penalties: Elder OSound (slashing), 9:51; Lewis Elora (holding), 15:37; Elder OSound (slashing), 19:45.
Shots on Goal
Owen Sound 12-16-9–37
Goalies: Humphrey (W, 37 shots-32 saves), Elora; Reed (L, 39 shots-32 saves).
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 1-7; Owen Sound 1-6.
- Guelph Sports Journal