Patriots pull away in second for victory

MOUNT FOREST – A pair of second-period goals proved to be the difference in the game as the Mount Forest Patriots defeated the Huntsville Otters 4-2 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

The teams were tied 2-2 at the end of the first period and the third was scoreless.

Klayton Hoelscher scored twice for the Patriots while Chet Philips and Michael Anselmini also scored. Michael Stefanelli assisted on all four goals while Thomas Haffner, Anselmini and Hoelscher each had one assist.

Daniel Vandal-Courte and Carson English tallied once each for Huntsville. Assists went to Cole Earl, Cole Gilligan and Vandal-Courte.

Mount Forest outshot Huntsville 37-28 and went 1-for-4 on its power play while Huntsville was scoreless on four power plays.

Aidan Quish picked up the win in net for the Patriots. He made 26 saves. Ty Sparling took the loss for Huntsville.

Mount Forest is third in the Pollock Division at 8-3-1-0. They trail the Wingham Ironmen (10-1-0-0) and Kincardine Bulldogs (9-3-1-0).

The Patriots are to tangle with the Ironmen in Wingham Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Patriots 4 Otters 2
Huntsville          2-0-0–2
Mount Forest     2-2-0–4
First Period
1. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Stefanelli) 9:59
2. Huntsville, Vandal-Courte (Earl, Gilligan) 18:08
3. Huntsville, English (Vandal-Courte) 18:48
4. Mount Forest, Philips (Stefanelli, Haffner) 19:59 pp
Penalties: K.Hoelscher MtF (cross checking), Gervais-Rolfe Hunt (roughing), 11:24; Birkett MtF (holding), 14:40; K.Hoelscher MtF (roughing), Peltier Hunt (roughing), 15:59; Peltier Hunt (tripping), 19:54.
Second Period
5. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Stefanelli, Anselmini) 2:42
6. Mount Forest, Anselmini (K.Hoelscher, Stefanelli) 17:48
Penalties: Coutts Hunt (boarding, boarding misconduct), 6:41; Weber MtF (tripping), 14:35; Jones Hunt (interference), 19:13.
Third Period
No scoring
Penalties: K.Hoelscher MtF (slashing), 13:55; Jones Hunt (double roughing, inciting an opponent misconduct), Weber MtF (roughing, inciting an opponent misconduct), 14:25; Becker MtF (cross checking), 17:54; Peltier Hunt (cross checking), Becker MtF (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00.
Shots on Goal
Huntsville               6-7-15–28
Mount Forest     12-13-12–37
Goalies: Sparling (L, 37 shots-33 saves), Huntsville; Quish (W, 58:48, 28 shots-26 saves), Lobsinger (1:12, 0 shots), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Huntsville 0-4; Mount Forest 1-4.
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