Patriots connect in third to tie Pollock final
WINGHAM – The Mount Forest Patriots struck for three unanswered goals in the third period to hand the Wingham Ironmen a 5-3 setback in Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division final series play Friday night at the North Huron Wescast Community Complex.
All eight goals in the game were scored at the same end of the arena as Mount Forest had scored its other two goals in the first period and Wingham scored its three goals in the second.
The Patriots received goals from Jack Birkett, Klayton Hoelscher, Troy Weber, Jacob Miller and Michael Stefanelli while Weber, Stefanelli, Ryley Cribbin, Thomas Haffner, Chet Philips, Birkett and Hoelscher each had one assist.
Kyle Stanbury scored twice for Wingham while Josiah Kraayenbrink had the other goal. Assists went to Shane Vollmer, Rhys Vollmer, Carter Collinson, Jarod Logan and Connor Gibson.
Mount Forest outshot Wingham 31-25 and went 1-for-5 on its power play while Wingham was scoreless on four power plays.
David Lobsinger had 22 saves to get the win in the Mount Forest net while Devon Carson had 26 saves for Wingham.
The result ties the best-of-seven series 1-1. Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.
Patriots 5 Ironmen 3
Mount Forest 2-0-3–5
1. Mount Forest, Birkett (Stefanelli, Weber), 3:17
2. Mount Forest, Hoelscher (Cribbin, Haffner), 13:53 pp
Penalties: Birkett MtF (high sticking), 5:02; S.Vollmer Wing (tripping), 5:46; Reid Wing (hooking), 12:42; Coulter MtF (checking from behind, checking from behind game misconduct), 18:11.
3. Wingham, Stanbury (S.Vollmer, R.Vollmer), 1:34
4. Wingham, Stanbury (Collinson), 2:54
5. Wingham, Kraayenbrink (Logan, Gibson), 6:40
Penalties: Williams MtF (slashing), 13:33; Stefanelli MtF (cross checking), 20:00.
6. Mount Forest, Weber (Philips, Birkett), 5:52
7. Mount Forest, J.Miller (unassisted), 12:46
8. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (Hoelscher), 19:28 en
Penalties: S.Vollmer Wing (roughing after whistle), 0:35; Adlys Wing (tripping), L.Tolton Wing (boarding, boarding misconduct), 1:18; Langlois Wing (unsportsmanlike conduct), Becker MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:59.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest 10-7-14–31
Goalies: Lobsinger (W, 25 shots-22 saves), Mount Forest; Carson (L, 30 shots-26 saves), Wingham.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 1-5; Wingham 0-4.
- Guelph Sports Journal