Stingy Mohawks drop Orangeville

ORANGEVILLE – The defence for the Elora Mohawks came through again Tuesday night as the Mohawks held the Orangeville Northmen scoreless for the final 33 minutes of the game, an 8-2 triumph for the Mohawks.

The win keeps the Mohawks unbeaten in the Ontario junior B lacrosse league with seven wins in as many outings and it gives them a six-point lead atop the Mid West Division. The Northmen are second at 4-2-0.

The teams scored once apiece in the first period before Elora grabbed a 4-2 lead by the end of the second in the game played at the Alder Street Recreation Centre.

Kurtis Woodland had two goals and two assists for the Mohawks while Dean Sealey, A.J. Skirving, Cole Spear, Ryan Mueller, Josh Rex and Kevin Hutchison also scored. Spear had three assists while Hyatt Welsh had two and Noah Lebar, Mueller, Brett Harrison and Sealey each had one.

Grayson Houghton and Tanner Buck scored for Orangeville. Liam Smith assisted on both goals while single assists went to Quinten Schneider and Houghton.

The Mohawks outshot the Northmen 51-43 and went 1-for-3 on their power play while Orangeville was scoreless on four power plays.

Decisions in net went to Landon Kells with the win for Elora and Keegan Madden with the loss for Orangeville.

The game was the second of five consecutive road games for the Mohawks. They’re to play the Guelph Regals (3-4-0) at the Victoria oad arena Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Hamilton Bengals (4-3-0) at the Andeychuk arena Sunday at 3 p.m.


Mohawks 8 Northmen 2
First Period
1. Orangeville, Houghton (Smith, Schneider) 13:02
2. Elora, Sealey (Welsh) 18:37 ea
Penalties: Spear Elora (illegal cross checking), 7:02; Draper Orange (checking from behind double minor), 18:37.
Second Period
3. Elora, Woodland (Lebar) 1:18
4. Elora, Skirving (Mueller, Woodland) 4:26
5. Orangeville, Buck (Smith, Houghton) 6:34
6. Elora, Spear (Welsh, Woodland) 7:36
Penalty: Ristov Elora (high sticking), 14:53.
Third Period
7. Elora, Mueller (Spear) 3:20 pp
8. Elora, Rex (Spear, Harrison) 13:06
9. Elora, Hutchison (unassisted) 13:49
10. Elora, Woodland (Sealey, Spear) 14:48
Penalties: McGrath Orange (holding), 1:56; Francis Elora (roughing), Buck Orange (roughing), 6:00; Noble Elora (checking from behind double minor), 8:37.
Shots on Goal
Elora                17-21-13–51
Orangeville     17-16-10–43
Goalies: Kells (W, 43 shots-41 saves), Elora; Madden (L, 51 shots-43 saves), Orangeville.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 1-3; Orangeville 0-4.
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