Patriots surrender four goals in a row in loss to Mitchell

MOUNT FOREST – The Mitchell Hawks scored four unanswered goals after the 18-minute mark of the second period to claim a 4-2 victory over the Mount Forest Patriots in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

After a scoreless first period, the Patriots scored twice in the first eight and a half minutes of the second. Mitchell started its comeback exactly 10 minutes after Mount Forest’s second goal.

The Patriots led 2-1 at the end of the second, but Mitchell tallied three times in the third.

Troy Weber and Michael Anselmini scored the goals for the Patriots while assists went to Jack Birkett, Chet Philips and Thomas Haffner.

Jake Finlayson had two goals for Mitchell and Ethan Hill and Jarett Bogdon scored once each. Ryan Murray, Luken Van Pelt, Nathan Hall, Dylan Nafziger and Brett Denny each had one assist.

Mount Forest outshot Mitchell 42-32 and went 1-for-8 on its power play while Mitchell was 1-for-3.

David Lobsinger was hit for the loss in the Patriots’ net while Bobby McLachlan had the win for Mitchell.

Mount Forest is third in the Pollock Division at 10-6-1-0 while Mitchell is tied for fifth at 6-14-1-1.

The Patriots are to play at home twice this weekend as they’re to host the Hanover Barons (6-10-1-1) Saturday at 8 p.m. and the Stayner Siskins (13-2-0-2) Sunday at 2 p.m.


Hawks 4 Patriots 2
Mitchell             0-1-3–4
Mount Forest    0-2-0–2
First Period
No scoring
Penalties: Lewis Mitch (Warm up violation misconduct), 0:00; Dowd Mitch (slashing), 3:59; Hall Mitch (hooking), 4:56; Williams MtF (slashing), 9:20; Denny Mitch (boarding, boarding misconduct), 14:50.
Second Period
1. Mount Forest, Weber (Birkett), 4:01
2. Mount Forest, Anselmini (Philips, Haffner), 8:18 pp
3. Mitchell, Hill (Murray, Van Pelt), 18:18 pp
Penalties: Nafziger Mitch (hooking), 8:09; Francis MtF (roughing), Bogdon Mitch (roughing), Finlayson Mitch (roughing), 11:02; Haffner MtF (interference), 13:17; Haffner MtF (slashing, roughing), Hall Mitch (roughing), 16:59.
Third Period
4. Mitchell, Finlayson (Hall, Nafziger), 1:36
5. Mitchell, Bogdon (Denny), 12:26
6. Mitchell, Finlayson (unassisted), 19:26 en
Penalties: Burke MtF (fighting major, fighting game misconduct, removal of opp/own helmet gross misconduct), Brudett Mitch (fighting major, fighting game misconduct, removal of opp/own helmet gross misconduct), 0:04; Dowd Mitch (cross checking), 7:09; Skinner Mitch (kneeing), 9:44; Hoggarth Mitch (interference), 12:40.
Shots on Goal
Mitchell                 7-14-11–32
Mount Forest     12-17-13–42
Goalies: McLachlan (W, 42 shots-40 saves), Mitchell; Lobsinger (L, 31 shots-28 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mitchell 1-3; Mount Forest 1-8.
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