Falcons get back on track
The St. Catharines Falcons bounced back following a disappointing effort Friday to defeat the Welland Junior Canadians 4-1 Sunday in a Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference game at the Welland Arena.
The Falcons, coming off a 7-5 loss to Pelham Friday, turned in a better effort to pick up their ninth win of the season in 11 games.
“It’s always good to bounce back with a win after a loss,” Falcons coach Dan Fitzgerald said. “We were good, but had some lulls that we need to avoid if we’re going to continue to improve.”
The Falcons jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Michael Davies followed by a short-handed marker by Tanner Ferreira.
Gianluca Fucco made it 3-0 early in the second with another goal while the Falcons were killing a penalty. It was the lone goal of the period.
Davies netted his second of the game to put the Falcons up 4-0 less than two minutes into the third.
Ryan Israel ruined Owen Savory’s bid for a shutout with under two minutes to play.
“We killed very well tonight, but took too many penalties and as a result we didn’t have much flow in our game. For what it was, I’m happy we got the win and now we can build off it for a big game Tuesday,” Fitzgerald said.
The Falcons host the Niagara Falls Canucks Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Panthers 5 Regals 2
The Pelham Panthers made it two wins in a row with a victory over the visiting Buffalo Regals Sunday afternoon at the Pelham Arena.
Noah Caperchione scored twice for Pelham while Brendan Bouvier, Thomas Young and Connor Brown added singles.
Logan Gare and Nash Braun scored for Buffalo.
The Regals are now winless at 0-10.
Corvairs 7 Junior Canadians 5
Adam Craievich had three goals and two assists as the Caledonia Corvairs outlasted the visiting Welland Junior Canadians at the Haldimand Arena.
Bobby Harrison added two goals for the winners while TJ Hughes and Issac Taylor also scored.
Maliek Powell, Brendan Rylott, Jordan Simpson, Noah Bollert and Anthony Grigg replied for Welland.
Avalanche 7 Regals 2
The Ancaster Avalanche took care of the visiting Buffalo Regals handily at the Morgan Firestone Arena.
Kyle Kennery paced the Avs with a pair of goals while singles came off the sticks of Liam Van Loom, Evan Ilkos, Matthew Bridgewater, Luke Croucher and Benjamin Hatanaka.
Jeremy Ineco and Nicholas Toscano scored for Buffalo.
Canucks 5 Meteors 1
The red-hot Niagara Falls Canucks made it six wins in a row with a victory at the Fort Erie Leisureplex.
Owen Green, Patrick McCabe, Frank Pucci, Garrett Downie and Jacob Stos scored for the Falls.
Mike Masotti replied for the Meteors.