Second-period outburst sparks Mount Forest Patriots

GODERICH – The Mount Forest Patriots erupted for five goals in the second period on their way to a 9-6 victory over the Goderich Flyers in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Saturday night at the Goderich Maitland Recreation Complex.

The Patriots never trailed in the game. They scored twice in the first three and a half minutes and led 3-2 at the end of the first period and 8-3 after the second.

Jack Birkett hit for a pair of goals for the Patriots while single goals were netted by Thomas Coulter, Luke Hoelscher, Michael Stefanelli, Dawson Bolger, Dylan Brown, Parker Miller and Jack Francis. Luke Hoelscher assisted on two of the goals while Birkett, Coulter, Nathan Bolger, Michael Anselmini, Ryan Goetz, Troy Weber and Stefanelli each had one assist.

Cody Treble struck for two goals for Goderich while Mitch Fisher, Riley Connors, Jeff Fritzley and Chase Meurs also scored. Chad Treble and Fritzley had two assists apiece and Matt Bean, Eric Vander Eyk, Connors and Brad Watson had one each.

Goderich outshot the Patriots 42-34 and went 2-for-8 on its power play while Mount Forest went 1-for-2.

Aidan Quish made 36 saves for the win while Brandon Bean took the loss in relief of starter Kyle Dunlop who made seven saves in the first period. Bean had 18 saves in the final two periods.

The win was the third in three outings for the Patriots while Goderich dropped to 0-3-0-1.

The Patriots are to play the Huntsville Otters (2-1-0-0) at Huntsville Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


Patriots 9 Flyers 6
Mount Forest     3-5-1–9
Goderich            2-1-3–6
First Period
1. Mount Forest, Coulter (L.Hoelscher) 0:11
2. Mount Forest, L.Hoelscher (Birkett, Coulter) 3:10
3. Goderich, Co.Treble (Ch.Treble) 5:11
4. Mount Forest, Stefanelli (unassisted) 9:03
5. Goderich, Fisher (Bean) 18:14 pp
Penalties: Becker MtF (tripping), 10:04; Becker MtF (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:36.
Second Period
6. Goderich, Connors (Fritzley) 1:50
7. Mount Forest, D.Bolger (N.Bolger, Anselmini) 2:35
8. Mount Forest, Brown (Goetz) 9:35
9. Mount Forest, Birkett (unassisted) 11:38 pp
10. Mount Forest, Miller (unassisted) 18:50
11. Mount Forest, Francis (L.Hoelscher) 19:24
Penalties: Fritzley God (holding), 6:11; Fritzley God (boarding, boarding misconduct), 11:10.
Third Period
12. Goderich, Fritzley (Vander Eyk) 7:12
13. Goderich, Co.Treble (Ch.Treble, Connors) 7:56
14. Goderich, Meurs (Watson, Fritzley) 14:54 pp
15. Mount Forest, Birkett (Weber, Stefanelli) 19:36 en
Penalties: Michie God (roughing, removal of helmet gross misconduct), Becker MtF (goalie interference, roughing), Burke MtF (roughing), 3:17; Torrie MtF (high sticking), 11:15; Stefanelli MtF (high sticking), 14:30; D.Bolger MtF (checking from behind, checking from behind game misconduct, abuse of officials misconduct), 17:17.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest     10-19-5–34
Goderich          14-13-15–42
Goalies: Quish (W, 42 shots-36 saves), Mount Forest; Dunlop (20:00, 10 shots-7 saves), Bean (L, 39:42, 23 shots-18 saves), Goderich.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mount Forest 1-2; Goderich 2-8.
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