Patriots blank Wingham to clinch first in division

WINGHAM – David Lobsinger stopped all 20 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season as the Mount Forest Patriots blanked the Wingham Ironmen 2-0 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Friday night at the Wescast Complex rink.

The win clinched a first-place finish in the Pollock Division for the Patriots.

After a scoreless first period, Mount Forest scored once in the second and once in the third for the win.

Klayton Hoelscher and Ryan Maksymyk had a goal apiece while Shawn Lantz had the only assist awarded in the game.

The Patriots outshot the Ironmen 37-20 and neither team scored on its power play – the Patriots getting five power plays and Wingham getting two.

Wyatt Nicholson faced 37 shots in the Wingham net.

The win ups Mount Forest’s record to 29-7-0-2 and leaves them seven points ahead of the runner-up Walkerton Hawks (25-10-2-1) with two games to play in its regular season.

The Patriots are to wrap up their regular season this weekend as they’re to host the seventh-place Hanover Barons (6-30-0-3) Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex and play the Walkerton Hawks at the Walkerton Community Centre Sunday at 4:50 p.m.


Patriots 2 Ironmen 0
First Period
No scoring.
Penalties: Haffner MtF (delay of game), 0:00; Karelse Wing (tripping), 16:36; Collinson Wing (cross checking), 17:26
Second Period
1. Mount Forest, Klayton Hoelscher (Shawn Lantz), 16:30
Penalty: Vollmer Wing (interference), 19:36
Third Period
2. Mount Forest, Ryan Maksymyk (unassisted) 8:02 sh
Penalties: Lewis MtF (slashing), 6:14; Gibbings Wing (hooking), 11:51; Langlois Wing (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:04.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest     12-9-16–37
Wingham                8-6-6–20
Goalies: Lobsinger (W, 20 shots-20 saves), Mount Forest; Nicholson (L, 37 shots-35 saves), Wingham.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 0-5; Wingham 0-2.
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