Mohawks turn on power play to double Regals

Mohawks turn on power play to double Regals

ELORA – If you’re playing the Elora Mohawks, stay out of the penalty box.

That’s the lesson the Guelph Regals should’ve learned Sunday night at the Elora and District Community Centre when they were doubled 8-4 by the host Mohawks in Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League play.


Elora Mohawks 8 Guelph Regals 4

Half of the goals for the Mohawks came while they were enjoying a manpower advantage.

The game was a low-scoring affair throughout with the Mohawks netting the lone goal of the first period, that one coming with 1:11 to go in the period. Elora shot ahead 5-1 by the end of the second thanks to three consecutive power-play goals.

The four power-play goals Sunday brought Elora’s total for the season to a league-high 57. They’ve connected 41 per cent with a manpower advantage.

While the Regals have done a good job killing penalties – a 78.13 percentage – it wasn’t enough to shut down the Mohawks. Incidentally, the Mohawks are best in the league at killing penalties (87.10 per cent).

The Mohawks went 4-for-8 on their power play and kept the Regals scoreless on six power plays.

Sam Dramnitzke, Ethen Wellings and Tobias Wilson scored twice each for the Mohawks while Owen Moore and Trae Verbeek had single goals. Brett Harrison assisted on four of the goals while Nick Aitchison had two and Jayden Bushey, Jabe Verbeek, Wellings, Mark McIntosh, Moore and goalkeeper Nathan Whittom each had one.

Marcus Keleher was involved in all four goals for the Regals as he scored three of them and set up the one scored by Owen Orpana. Reece DiCicco and Dallon Evans each had two assists and Orpana had one.

The Regals outshot the Mohawks 64-60.

Whittom had 60 saves for Elora while Dante Mancini had 52 for the Regals, a couple of them of the spectacular variety.

The Mohawks lead the Western Conference at 14-1-0 while the Regals are fifth at 9-6-0. Between them are the Hamilton Bengals (12-3-0), Windsor Clippers (11-4-0) and St. Catharines Athletics (10-4-0). Trailing the Regals are the Six Nations Rebels (8-5-1), Owen Sound North Stars (5-8-1), Wallaceburg Red Devils (5-10-0), Point Edward Pacers (4-11-0), Welland Generals (1-13-0) and London Blue Devils (0-14-0).

Both the Mohawks and Regals have five games left in the regular season.

This week the Regals are to host Point Edward Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Victoria Road arena, play the Bengals at Hamilton’s Valley Park arena Thursday at 8 p.m. and host Six Nations Sunday at 3 p.m.

This week the Mohawks are to play a pair of road games, the first two of four in a row. They’re to play the North Stars at Owen Sound’s Bayshore arena Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Clippers at Windsor’s Forest Glade arena Sunday at 7 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Mohawks turn on power play to double Regals

ELORA – If you’re playing the Elora Mohawks, stay out of the penalty box.

That’s the lesson the Guelph Regals should’ve learned Sunday night at the Elora and District Community Centre when they were doubled 8-4 by the host Mohawks in Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League play.


Elora Mohawks 8
Guelph Regals 4

Half of the goals for the Mohawks came while they were enjoying a manpower advantage.

The game was a low-scoring affair throughout with the Mohawks netting the lone goal of the first period, that one coming with 1:11 to go in the period. Elora shot ahead 5-1 by the end of the second thanks to three consecutive power-play goals.

The four power-play goals Sunday brought Elora’s total for the season to a league-high 57. They’ve connected 41 per cent with a manpower advantage.

While the Regals have done a good job killing penalties – a 78.13 percentage – it wasn’t enough to shut down the Mohawks. Incidentally, the Mohawks are best in the league at killing penalties (87.10 per cent).

The Mohawks went 4-for-8 on their power play and kept the Regals scoreless on six power plays.

Sam Dramnitzke, Ethen Wellings and Tobias Wilson scored twice each for the Mohawks while Owen Moore and Trae Verbeek had single goals. Brett Harrison assisted on four of the goals while Nick Aitchison had two and Jayden Bushey, Jabe Verbeek, Wellings, Mark McIntosh, Moore and goalkeeper Nathan Whittom each had one.

Marcus Keleher was involved in all four goals for the Regals as he scored three of them and set up the one scored by Owen Orpana. Reece DiCicco and Dallon Evans each had two assists and Orpana had one.

The Regals outshot the Mohawks 64-60.

Whittom had 60 saves for Elora while Dante Mancini had 52 for the Regals, a couple of them of the spectacular variety.

The Mohawks lead the Western Conference at 14-1-0 while the Regals are fifth at 9-6-0. Between them are the Hamilton Bengals (12-3-0), Windsor Clippers (11-4-0) and St. Catharines Athletics (10-4-0). Trailing the Regals are the Six Nations Rebels (8-5-1), Owen Sound North Stars (5-8-1), Wallaceburg Red Devils (5-10-0), Point Edward Pacers (4-11-0), Welland Generals (1-13-0) and London Blue Devils (0-14-0).

Both the Mohawks and Regals have five games left in the regular season.

This week the Regals are to host Point Edward Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Victoria Road arena, play the Bengals at Hamilton’s Valley Park arena Thursday at 8 p.m. and host Six Nations Sunday at 3 p.m.

This week the Mohawks are to play a pair of road games, the first two of four in a row. They’re to play the North Stars at Owen Sound’s Bayshore arena Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Clippers at Windsor’s Forest Glade arena Sunday at 7 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal