Falcons keep their focus
The St. Catharines Falcons followed a big win Friday versus Caledonia with another solid effort Saturday in Ancaster.
Owen Savory turned back 23 shots as the Falcons blanked the Avalanche 5-0 in a Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference game at the Morgan Firestone Arena.
The win improves the Falcons record to 15-4-0-2. They trail the Niagara Falls Canucks and Caledonia for first place by one point. St. Catharines has two games in hand on the Canucks while the Corvairs have played one less than the Falcons.
St. Catharines coach Dan Fitzgerald was thrilled his club avoided a letdown following Friday’s victory.
“I’m really happy with the weekend,” Fitzgerald said. “Getting four points this weekend was important for us.
“The vibe with our group is very good right now and we want to keep improving each and every day. Top to bottom everyone contributed this weekend, which is crucial to our success.”
Jaleel Adams, Zach Lawrence and Michael Davies scored as the Falcons opened up a 3-0 lead after one period.
Following a scoreless second period, Dakota Miskolczi scored a pair of power-play goals in the third for St. Catharines.
The Falcons are in Thorold Thursday and home to Buffalo Friday.
Hawks 3 Meteors 2 2 OT
James Guest scored early in the second overtime as the visiting Thorold Blackhawks edged the Fort Erie Meteors at the Leisureplex Saturday.
The win improves Thorold’s record to 9-10-1-2.
Brendan Charlton and Trevor Neumann also scored for the Blackhawks.
Brady Lee netted both Fort Erie goals.
Anthony Tremonte made 31 saves in goal for the Hawks.
Trevor Szczepaniak made 50 saves for the Meteors.
Corvairs 2 Canucks 1 OT
Jesse Barwell scored 3:50 into overtime as the Caledonia Corvairs edged the visiting Niagara Falls Canucks Saturday at the Haldimand Arena.
Sean O’Brien also scored for the Corvairs.
Frank Pucci netted the lone goal for the Canucks.
Zach Moore turned back 35 shots in goal for Niagara Falls.