Patriots connect to edge Walkerton Hawks

WALKERTON – The Mount Forest Patriots struck for two consecutive goals in the third period to claim a 6-5 victory over the Walkerton Hawks in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Friday night at the Walkerton Community Centre.

The teams had scored once apiece in the first period before Mount Forest shot ahead 4-3 by the end of the second. The hosts tied it in the opening minute of the third before the Patriots went ahead for good by the 11-minute mark of the third.

Ryley Cribbin and Klayton Hoelscher each had two goals and an assist for the Patriots while Ryan Maksymyk and Hayden Coulter also scored. Blair Butchart collected two assists while Coulter, Troy Weber, Maksymyk and Brock Philips had one apiece.

Gary Mantz rifled in a hat trick for Walkerton while Adel Zivojevic and Justin Donnelly added single goals. Zivojevic had two assists while Mantz, Brendan Welsh and Brady Stewart had one each.

Walkerton outshot the Patriots 37-34 and both teams had eight power plays, Walkerton scoring on two of them and Mount Forest on three.

David Lobsinger picked up the win in net for the Patriots and Cody van der Heide took the loss for Walkerton after replacing starter Mathew Donnelly in the second period.

The result leaves the Patriots at 26-5-0-1 and Walkerton at 21-9-1-1.

The Patriots are to host the Wingham Ironmen (17-11-1-3) at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex Saturday at 8 p.m.


Patriots 6 Hawks 5
First Period
1. Mount Forest, Cribbin (Butchart) 15:20 pp
2. Walkerton, Mantz (unassisted) 19:29 sh
Penalties: Francis MtF (cross checking), 6:44; Brown MtF (checking from behind, checking from behind game misconduct), 11:40; Petrie Walk (cross checking major, cross checking game misconduct), 13:56; Cribbin MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:20; Somani Walk (cross checking), 15:29; Elder Walk (interference), Philips MtF (roughing), 17:32; Somani Walk (tripping), 18:40.
Second Period
3. Walkerton, Donnelly (Mantz, Welsh) 3:45 pp
4. Mount Forest, Maksymyk (Coulter, Weber) 5:25
5. Walkerton, Mantz (Zivojevic) 7:41 pp
6. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Cribbin, Maksymyk) 9:41 pp
7. Mount Forest, Coulter (unassisted) 12:03
Penalties: Philips MtF (tripping), 1:39; N.Bolger MtF (interference), 3:06; Philips MtF (slashing), 6:04; Shaw Walk (hooking), Stewart MtF (slashing, inciting an opponent misconduct), Philips MtF (slashing, inciting an opponent misconduct), 8:33; Francis MtF (roughing), 14:24; Acheson MtF (tripping), 16:45; Geifert Walk (checking from behind, checking from behind game misconduct), 19:21.
Third Period
8. Walkerton, Mantz (Zivojevic) 0:32
9. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Philips) 6:19
10. Mount Forest, Cribbin (Butchart, K.Hoelscher) 10:46 pp
11. Walkerton, Zivojevic (Stewart) 11:35
Penalties: Butchart MtF (tripping), 0:25; McCrae Walk (interference), 9:26; Elder Walk (slashing), 10:07.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest      11-12-11–34
Walkerton             8-18-11–37
Goalies: Lobsinger (W, 37 shots-32 saves), Mount Forest; Donnelly (32:03, 22 shots-18 saves), van der Heide (L, 27:57, 12 shots-10 saves), Walkerton.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 3-8; Walkerton 2-8.
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