More second-period woes for Mount Forest Patriots
WINGHAM – The Mount Forest Patriots surrendered four goals in the second period as they suffered a 6-3 loss to the Wingham Ironmen in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Friday night at the North Huron Wescast Community Centre.
The Patriots had scored the first two goals of the game and led 2-1 at the end of the first period, but three goals in the final 13 minutes of the second – including a pair 69 seconds apart late in the period – gave the Ironmen a 5-3 lead heading into the third period.
Wingham 6 Mount Forest Patriots 3
Christopher Prucha, Malcolm Skeete and Darcy Winkler had a goal apiece for the Patriots while assists went to Owen Goetz, Hayden Coulter, Matthew Weiler, Prucha and Calan Tanzi-Foshay.
Kyle Stanbury led Wingham with two goals and two assists. Evan Visser, Josh Pham, Jonah Burley and Trevor Klee also scored while Matt Tolton had two assists and Nate Bloemberg and Trevor Donaldson had one apiece.
Wingham outshot the Patriots 24-23. The Ironmen were 1-for-3 on their power play while Mount Forest was scoreless on four power plays. Wingham also scored a shorthanded goal.
Joshua Peters took the loss in the Mount Forest net. He had 18 saves while Wingham’s winning goaltender had Garrett Golley had 20 saves.
The second period has become a bit of a problem period for the Patriots. They’ve yielded 29 goals this season with 16 of them being scored in the middle frame including 10 of 14 goals given up in their last two games.
Mount Forest is fourth in the Pollock Division at 4-3-0-1. Hanover Barons lead at 7-1-0-1 and are followed by Wingham at 7-3-0-0, Mitchell Hawks at 6-2-0-0, Mount Forest, Kincardine Bulldogs at 3-4-0-1, Walkerton Hawks at 1-7-0-1 and Goderich Flyers at 0-8-0-0.
The Patriots are to play Kincardine at Kincardine’s Davidson Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal