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Patriots dumped by Hanover, yield six goals in second

MOUNT FOREST – The Mount Forest Patriots saw their three-game winning streak come to an end Saturday night when they were dumped 8-1 by the Hanover Barons in Provincial Junior Hockey League play at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

Hanover actually came from behind for the win as the Patriots scored the only goal of the first period and Hanover responded with six goals in the second and two more in the third.

Hanover 8 Mount Forest Patriots 1

The Barons outshot the Patriots 47-33 including a 35-21 margin after the first period.

Hanover went 2-for-7 on the power play while the Patriots were scoreless on five power plays.

Ben Demoe scored a shorthanded goal with one second to go in the first period for Mount Forest. Ben Tenhag had an assist.

Hanover had two shorthanded goals in the second meaning half its goals came on special teams.

Carter Moran and Ryan Colquhoun scored twice apiece for Hanover while single goals were netted by Owen Torrie, Trent Verbeek, Bryan Richardson and Tyson Lina. Curtis Arnold picked up three assists while Tyler Freiburger had two and Kyle Detweiler, Jonah White, Alex McGillivray, Austin Griffin, Moran, Lina and Torrie had one apiece.

Gleb Poliakov had 11 saves for the Patriots while Joshua Peters, who took the loss, had 28. Winning netminder Riley McCabe of Hanover had 32.

The Patriots fall to 4-2-0-1 with the loss. They’re fourth in the Pollock Division that’s led by Hanover at 6-1-0-1. Wingham Ironmen are second at 6-3-0-0, Mitchell Hawks third at 5-2-0-0, Kincardine Bulldogs fifth at 3-4-0-0, Walkerton Hawks sixth at 1-6-0-0 and Goderich Flyers seventh at 0-7-0-0.

The Patriots have a pair of road games next weekend as they’re to play in Wingham at the North Huron Wescast Community Centre Friday at 8 p.m. and in Kincardine at the Davidson Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal