Patriots stymied by Stayner and hot goaltender

STAYNER – The Mount Forest Patriots ran into a hot goaltender in Zach Levac as they were doubled 8-4 by the Stayner Siskins in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday at the Stayner Memorial Arena.

Levac made 48 saves in the game as the Patriots outshot the Siskins 52-32 including a 40-20 advantage in the final two periods.

Stayner led 2-0 at the end of the first period and 5-2 after the second before the Patriots narrowed the gap to a single goal with by scoring twice in the first eight minutes of the third. However, the hosts hit for the final three goals of the game to complete the scoring.

Klayton Hoelscher had a pair of goals for the Patriots while Luke Hoelscher and Nathan Bolger also scored. Dylan Brown assisted on two of the goals and single assists were awarded to Troy Weber, Luke Hoelscher, Michael Stefanelli and Chet Philips.

Josh Battistella connected for two goals and two assists to lead Stayner. Following with one goal apiece were Lucas Jeffery, Ty Kulba, Jordan Taylor, Vito Sica, J.D. Falconer and Sam Vachon while Sica and Jeffery each had two assists and Curtis Ballantyne, Evan Kuhl, Kulba, Carson Gandy, Zack Johnston and Curtis Dubeau had one each.

The Patriots are third in the Pollock Division at 10-5-1-0 while Stayner leads the Carruthers Division at 11-2-0-2.

The Patriots are to start a stretch of three consecutive home games at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex Sunday when they’re to host the Mitchell Hawks (5-14-1-1) at 2 p.m. They’re also to play the Hanover Barons (6-9-1-1) Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Stayner Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.


Siskins 8 Patriots 4
Mount Forest     0-2-2–4
Stayner               2-3-3–8
First Period
1. Stayner, Battistella (Sica, Ballantyne) 10:30
2. Stayner, Jeffery (Sica, Battistella) 19:11 pp
Penalties: Francis MtF (hooking), 2:25; Linney Stay (roughing), 13:35; Philips MtF (cross checking), 18:37.
Second Period
3. Mount Forest, L.Hoelscher (Weber) 10:20 pp
4. Mount Forest, N.Bolger (L.Hoelscher) 12:30
5. Stayner, Kulba (Jeffery) 15:35
6. Stayner, Taylor (Kuhl) 18:41
7. Stayner, Battistella (Kulba, Gandy) 19:16
Penalties: Armstrong Stay (high sticking), 2:50; Linney Stay (holding), 8:46; Spencer Stay (abuse of officials misconduct), 12:30; Johnston Stay (roughing), Weber MtF (roughing), 16:16.
Third Period
8. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Stefanelli, Brown) 3:47
9. Mount Forest, K.Hoelscher (Brown, Philips) 7:15
10. Stayner, Sica (Battistella) 9:00
11. Stayner, Falconer (Jeffery) 18:10 en
12. Stayner, Vachon (Johnston, Dubeau) 18:48
Penalties: Bell Stay (interference), 0:28; K.Hoelscher MtF (inciting an opponent misconduct), 18:10.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest     12-16-24–52
Stayner                 12-7-13–32
Goalies: Quish (L, 31 shots-24 saves), Mount Forest; Levac (W, 52 shots-48 saves), Stayner.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 1-4; Stayner 1-2
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