Six-goal periods spark Mohawks in victory

ELORA – The Elora Mohawks struck for a pair of six-goal periods as they dumped the Owen Sound North Stars 14-4 in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play Saturday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.

The Mohawks scored six times in the first and third periods for the win. They led 6-1 at the end of the opening period and 8-3 after the second.

Kurtis Woodland fired home five goals for the Mohawks while Ryan Mueller had a hat trick. A.J. Skirving scored twice while single goals were added by Nathan Bolger, Josh Rex, Hyatt Welsh and Cole Spear. Klayton Hoelscher assisted on six of the goals while Tyrus Rehanek had five assists, Welsh had four, Rex, Woodland, Dean Sealey and Mueller had two apiece and Mitch Taylor had one.

Luke Grimoldby, Hayden Coulter, Brody Caskenette and Keegan Mcilmoyle scored the goals for Owen Sound. Caskenette assisted on two of the goals while Alex Muzzell, Grimoldby and Mike Fiegehen each had one assist.

The Mohawks outshot Owen Sound 43-42 and went 1-for-2 on their power play while the North Stars went 1-for-8.

Matt Humphrey was the winning netminder for the Mohawks as he made 38 saves. Starter Beckham Georgiou took the loss for Owen Sound. He was replaced by Wes Hamilton to start the second.

The win lifts Elora to 14-3-0 while Owen Sound drops to 5-11-1.

The Mohawks are to host the Orangeville Northmen (10-6-0) Sunday at 7 p.m.


Mohawks 14 North Stars 4
First Period
1. Elora, Skirving (unassisted) 2:35
2. Elora, Woodland (Hoelscher) 4:37
3. Elora, Woodland (Hoelscher, Welsh) 11:06
4. Elora, Mueller (Rex, Woodland) 12:54
5. Owen Sound, Grimoldby (Caskenette) 14:10 pp
6. Elora, Bolger (Hoelscher, Sealey) 14:33
7. Elora, Mueller (Rehanek, Hoelscher) 16:02
Penalties: Jolley Elora (holding), 5:14; Hoelscher Elora (slashing), 8:34; McCrae OS (slashing), 11:06; Welsh Elora (roughing), 12:54.
Second Period
8. Owen Sound, Coulter (unassisted) 0:46
9. Elora, Woodland (Hoelscher, Rehanek) 2:44 pp
10. Owen Sound, Mcilmoyle (Muzzell, Caskenette) 4:24
11. Elora, Woodland (Rex, Welsh) 11:49 sh
Penalties: Frook OS (tripping), 1:13; Hutchison Elora (fighting game misconduct, fighting major), Maddock OS (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 6:22; Bolger Elora (hooking), 8:43; Lebar Elora (roughing), 10:52; Taylor Elora (high sticking), 15:53.
Third Period
12. Elora, Rex (Sealey, Woodland) 2:30
13. Elora, Mueller (Hoelscher, Welsh) 4:22
14. Elora, Woodland (Rehanek) 11:29
15. Elora, Skirving (Rehanek, Welsh) 12:28
16. Elora, Welsh (Rehanek, Mueller) 13:33
17. Elora, Spear (Taylor, Mueller) 14:35
18. Owen Sound, Caskenette (Grimoldby, Fiegehen) 15:19
Penalties: O’Donnell Elora (high sticking), 3:45; Bolger Elora (slashing), 4:49.
Shots on Goal
Owen Sound     13-13-16–42
Elora                    16-16-11–43
Goalies: Georgiou (L, 20:00, 16 shots-10 saves), Hamilton (40:00, 27 shots-19 saves), Owen Sound; Humphrey (W, 42 shots-38 saves), Elora.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Owen Sound 1-8; Elora 1-2.
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