Wingham bounces Patriots to open Pollock final
MOUNT FOREST – The Mount Forest Patriots were bounced 5-1 by the Wingham Ironmen Thursday in the opening game of the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Pollock Division final.
The Ironmen grabbed the lead for good a little after the midway point of the first period and they never looked back. Wingham was up 3-1 at the end of the first period and all of the scoring in the game was complete by the end of the second.
Jack Francis scored the lone goal for the Patriots while assists on the goal went to Brady Becker and Ryley Cribbin.
Carter Collinson connected for a couple of goals for Wingham while single goals were added by Matt Tolton, Josiah Kraayenbrink and Kyle Stanbury. Shane Vollmer set up three of the goals while Jamie Huber had two assists and Logan Tolton, Rhys Vollmer, Connor Gibson and Jacob Bishop had one apiece.
Wingham outshot Mount Forest 38-25 and went 2-for-4 on its power play while the Patriots were scoreless on three power plays.
David Lobsinger took the loss in net for the Patriots. He had 25 saves in the first two periods and was relieved by Aidan Quish who stopped all eight shots he faced in the third.
Devon Carson had 24 saves for the win for Wingham.
Second game of the best-of-seven series is set for Friday at Wingham’s North Huron Wescast Community Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Ironmen 5 Patriots 1
Mount Forest 1-0-0–1
1. Wingham, M.Tolton (Huber, L.Tolton) 4:17
2. Mount Forest, Francis (Becker, Cribbin) 8:46
3. Wingham, Collinson (R.Vollmer, S.Vollmer) 11:46 pp
4. Wingham, Kraayenbrink (Gibson) 17:28
Penalties: Bishop Wing (hooking), 9:24; Stefanelli MtF (slashing), 11:38; Bishop Wing (cross checking), 13:19.
5. Wingham, Stanbury (Bishop, S.Vollmer) 10:44
6. Wingham, Collinson (Huber, S.Vollmer) 19:03 pp
Penalties: L.Tolton Wing (holding), 0:54; Coulter MtF (tripping), 6:36; Anselmini MtF (head contact, head contact misconduct), 18:53.
Penalties: Weber MtF (roughing, high sticking), R.Vollmer Wing (roughing), 12:14.
Shots on Goal
Mount Forest 12-7-6–25
Goalies: Carson (W, 25 shots-24 saves), Wingham; Lobsinger (L, 40:00, 30 shots-25 saves), Quish (20:00, 8 shots-8 saves), Mount Forest.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Wingham 2-4; Mount Forest 0-3.
- Guelph Sports Journal