Patriots connect in third to top Goderich
GODERICH – The Mount Forest Patriots scored three times in the third period to down the Goderich Flyers 5-3 Saturday night in Provincial Junior Hockey League play at the Goderich Maitland Recreation Complex.
Goderich opened the scoring 53 seconds into the game but its lead lasted 26 seconds when the Patriots pulled even. Mount Forest never trailed after that.
The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period and the Patriots scored the only goal of the second.
Klayton Hoelscher and Michael Stefanelli had two goals apiece for the Patriots while Thomas Coulter scored the other one. Ryley Cribbin and Jack Birkett each had two assists and Hoelscher, Parker Miller and Troy Weber had one each.
Cody Treble, Trent Michie and Chad Treble scored for Goderich with Riley Conners getting two assists and Kody Langlois and Cody Treble getting one each.
The Patriots outshot Goderich 42-19 in the first two periods and 52-32 overall. Both teams scored a power-play goal while Mount Forest had five power plays and Goderich had three.
Aidan Quish picked up the win in net for the Patriots and he had 29 saves while Kevin Linker stopped 47 shots for Goderich.
The Patriots are second in the Pollock Division at 25-9-1-0 and Goderich is seventh at 8-22-1-3.
Mount Forest has seven games remaining in its regular season. The Patriots are to play the Hanover Barons (13-18-2-3) at Hanover’s P and H Centre Friday at 8 p.m.
Patriots 5 Flyers 3
Mount Forest 1-1-3–5
1. Goderich, Co.Treble (Conners) 0:53
2. Mount Forest, Hoelscher (unassisted) 1:19
Penalties: Langlois God (unsportsmanlike conduct), Haffner MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:59; Linker God (delay of game), 4:49; Langlois God (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:59.
3. Mount Forest, Coulter (Hoelscher, Cribbin) 18:31 pp
Penalties: Burke MtF (goalie interference), 10:32; Francis MtF (hooking), 12:00; Conners God (delay of game), 14:03; Long God (slashing), 16:32.
4. Mount Forest, Hoelscher (Cribbin, Miller) 0:14
5. Goderich, Michie (Langlois) 13:12
6. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (Birkett, Weber) 13:20
7. Goderich, Ch.Treble (Co.Treble, Conners) 17:04 pp
8. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (Birkett) 18:56 en
Penalties: Langlois God (cross checking), Hoelscher MtF (cross checking), 8:26; Conners God (hooking), 8:45; Bean God (unsportsmanlike conduct), Williams MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:36; Cribbin MtF (roughing), 16:57.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest 21-21-10–52
Goalies: Quish (W, 32 shots-29 saves), Mount Forest; Linker (L, 51 shots-47 saves), Goderich.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 1-5; Goderich 1-3.
- Guelph Sports Journal