Falcons double Corvairs
The St. Catharines Falcons passed their toughest test of the season with flying colours.
The Falcons took on the Caledonia Corvairs Tuesday and emerged with a 4-2 victory in
a Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference game at the Haldimand Centre.
“Overall, we competed hard and fought for that win,” Falcons coach Dan Fitzgerald said. “This is a huge boost for our team, but we can’t be satisfied. We still have a lot of work to do and the boys know that. It’s a long season and it’s not easy to win in that rink, so we’re definitely happy with the effort.”
The win was the fifth straight for the Falcons who improved to 6-1.
The loss was the first this season for the Corvairs who had won their first five games.
Owen Savory once again stole the show, kicking out 49 shots in goal for the Falcons.
“Owen was fantastic for us. We battled hard in front of him, but still made him work too hard,” Fitzgerald said.
Tanner Ferreira opened the scoring for the Falcons with a power-play goal seven minutes into the game. The Corvairs responded late in the period with a goal from Bailey Fletcher to knot things up a 1-1 after one.
Zach Lawrence netted the only goal of the second period to give the Falcons a 3-1 lead heading into the third.
Hayden Broomhead gave St. Catharines a 3-1 lead three minutes into the third before Joshua DeFarias brought the Corvairs back to within one with a power-play goal at the 10:37 mark of the third. Lucas Smilsky then added an insurance marker into the empty net to round out the scoring.
The Falcons went 3-for-10 with the man advantage; the Corvairs had one power-play goal in nine chances.
The Corvairs spent 70 minutes in the penalty box compared to 26 for the Falcons.
The Falcons are back in action Thursday in Thorold before hosting the Fort Erie Meteors Friday at Jack Gatecliff Arena.
Panthers 4 Regals 1
Noah Caperchione scored a pair of goals as the visiting Pelham Panthers dropped the Buffalo Regals 4-1.
Trevor Meecham and Peter Izzo also scored for the Panthers, who improved to 3-5.
Cameron Clark netted the lone Buffalo goal. The Regals remain winless at 0-7.
Junior jottings: According to a post on the league web site, GOJHL commissioner Chuck Williams has resigned from his position effective September, 29, 2017 to pursue other professional opportunities.
As of September, 30 Mark Tuck will serve as interim commissioner until a new permanent commissioner is hired for the league.