Patriots get on a roll in win over Stayner

MOUNT FOREST – The Mount Forest Patriots scored the final four goals of the game to double the Stayner Siskins 8-4 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

The Patriots broke a 4-4 tie with a pair of goals by Michael Stefanelli 58 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the second period. The teams had been tied 2-2 at the end of the first and Stefanelli’s goals gave the Patriots a 6-4 lead at the end of the second.

Michael Anselmini and Stefanelli scored twice each for Mount Forest while Klayton Hoelscher, Owen Rahn, Luke Hoelscher and Jack Birkett each scored once. Thomas Haffner had three assists while Nathan Bolger, Jack Francis and Klayton Hoelscher each had two. Getting one each were Stefanelli, Dylan Brown, Derek Williams, Luke Hoelscher, Troy Weber and Liam Burke.

J.D. Falconer had a pair of goals for Stayner and Vito Sica and Jordan Taylor scored once apiece. Assists were awarded to Curtis Ballantyne, Taylor, Liam Kendall, Kyle Challis and Falconer.

The Patriots outshot Stayner 55-41 and went 1-for-4 on their power play while holding Stayner scoreless on four power plays.

David Lobsinger picked up the win in the Mount Forest net. He had 37 saves while losing netminder Marcus Semiao had 47 for Stayner.

Mount Forest is third in the Pollock Division at 12-6-1-0 while Stayner is second in the Carruthers Division at 14-3-1-2.

The Patriots are to play the Hanover Barons (7-11-1-1) Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the P & H Centre.


Patriots 8 Siskins 4
Stayner               2-2-0–4
Mount Forest     2-4-2–8
First Period
1. Stayner, Falconer (Taylor) 1:23
2. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Stefanelli, Brown) 3:23
3. Stayner, Falconer (Ballantyne, Kendall) 13:52
4. Mount Forest, Rahn (Williams, L.Hoelscher) 15:45
Penalties: none.
Second Period
5. Mount Forest, L.Hoelscher (Haffner) 1:00
6. Stayner, Sica (Challis) 11:42
7. Mount Forest, Anselmini (N.Bolger, Francis) 11:59
8. Stayner, Taylor (Falconer) 15:55
9. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (Haffner, K.Hoelscher) 18:01 pp
10. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (K.Hoelscher, N.Bolger) 18:59
Penalties: Gandy Stay (cross checking), 6:09; Challis Stay (high sticking), 16:38; N.Bolger MtF (hooking), 19:23.
Third Period
11. Mount Forest, Birkett (Weber, Burke) 2:05
12. Mount Forest, Anselmini (Francis, Haffner) 17:23
Penalties: McCann MtF (too many men bench minor), 3:01; Fisher MtF (too many men bench minor), 6:41; Gandy Stay (cross checking, unsportsmanlike conduct, abuse of officials misconduct), 10:04; Williams MtF (roughing), 18:15.
Shots on Goal
Stayner               17-10-14–41
Mount Forest     21-20-14–55
Goalies: Semiao (L, 55 shots-47 saves), Stayner; Lobsinger (W, 41 shots-37 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Stayner 0-4; Mount Forest 1-4.
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