Hornets split with Stayner, win in Midland
October 28, 2013
The Alliston Hornets took sole possession of second in league
standings taking four of six points in three games over the weekend.
Following a 1-0 road win in Stayner Thursday night, the
Siskins rolled into Alliston Friday night and gained a measure of
revenge, winning 3-2 at that NTRC.
Stayner jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period on
goals by Ryan Hudson (powerplay), Jeff Hamm and Steve Griggs.
Alliston's Jacob Tuck put the Hornets on the board at 5:57 of
the second for the only goal of the frame, making it 3-1 after two, and
then Jamie Bennett, on the powerplay, pulled the Hornets within one at
6:48, the game's final goal. Connor Ryckman, who was pulled at 13:56 of
the first period, was tagged with his first loss of the season. Tyler
Brindle allowed no goals in relief.
The Hornets rebounded on Sunday afternoon winning 2-1 in
Midland. The sides traded goals in the first with Alliston jumping out
to a quick 1-0 lead on Tanner Dockerty's unassisted goal at 1:43. James
Hermelyn tied it up at 10:37. Mark O'Donnell scored the eventual winner
at 12:12 of the second, assisted by Dockerty and Dakota Brooks.
Ryckman, making consecutive starts, was back in the win column
to run his league leading record to 7-1 and 1.38 GAA. Brindle is next
at 4-1-1 and a 1.75 GAA.
The Hornets return to action Friday night for their first
regular season meeting against the Caledon Golden Hawks, coached by
former Alliston bench boss Sandy McCarthy. Caledon is enjoying its best
start since joining the league three years ago, with a 10-3-1 record,
tied for third with 22 points.