Patriots hit in overtime to slip by Hanover

MOUNT FOREST – Parker Miller’s goal 42 seconds into overtime gave the Mount Forest Patriots a 5-4 victory over the Hanover Barons in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Saturday night at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

The goal allowed the Patriots to win a game they trailed by two goals early in the second and one they also led with two minutes to go in regulation time.

A goal for Hanover by former Patriot Brock Phillips with 1:08 to go in the third period with the goaltender lifted for an extra attacker forced the extra period.

Hanover scored the only goal of the first period and the teams were tied 3-3 at the end of the second.

The Patriots received goals from Chris Ferri, Jack Birkett, Jacob Miller, Owen Rahn and Parker Miller while Derek Williams, Jacob Miller, Michael Stefanelli, Birkett and Parker Miller each had an assist.

Orion Hexamer, Brandon Richardson, Mark Aljoe and Phillips scored the goals for Hanover and Luke Hoelscher had two assists and Phillips, Hexamer, Derek Cornfield and Tyson Lina had one each.

The Patriots outshot Hanover 38-29, but the Barons went 1-for-2 on their power play and Mount Forest was scoreless on eight power plays.

Aidan Quish had 25 saves for the win in net for Mount Forest while Luke Aulthouse suffered the overtime loss for Hanover with 33 saves.

The Patriots remain second in the Pollock Division at 22-8-1-0. They’re three points behind the leading Wingham Ironmen (23-5-1-1) while Hanover is fifth at 10-16-1-3.

Next up for the Patriots is a game against the sixth-place Walkerton Hawks (8-17-3-3) Friday at 8:20 p.m. at the Walkerton Community Centre. The Patriots are also to host Wingham Saturday at 8 p.m.


Patriots 5 Barons 4 (OT)
Hanover             1-2-1-0–4
Mount Forest     0-3-1-1–5
First Period
1. Hanover, Hexamer (Hoelscher) 13:04
Penalties: none.
Second Period
2. Hanover, Richardson (Phillips, Hexamer) 2:29
3. Mount Forest, Ferri (Williams) 8:29
4. Mount Forest, Birkett (J.Miller, Stefanelli) 15:05
5. Mount Forest, J.Miller (Birkett) 16:41
6. Hanover, Aljoe (Hoelscher) 17:27 pp
Penalties: Lina Han (tripping), 6:00; Phillips Han (holding), 11:02; Maddock Han (fighting major, fighting instigator, fighting aggressor, fighting game misconduct, removal of opp/own helmet gross misconduct), 16:10; Haffner MtF (slashing), 16:20; Tutt MtF (slashing), 16:55; Hexamer Han (double spearing), 18:40.
Third Period
7. Mount Forest, Rahn (P.Miller) 6:55
8. Hanover, Phillips (Cornfield, Lina) 18:52 ea
Penalty: Williams MtF (interference), 10:35.
9. Mount Forest, P.Miller (unassisted) 0:42
Penalties: none.
Shots on Goal
Hanover               13-8-7-1–29
Mount Forest     12-17-8-1–38
Goalies: Aulthouse (OL, 38 shots-33 saves), Hanover; Quish (W, 29 shots-25 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hanover 1-2; Mount Forest 0-8.


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