GOHJL Showcase roundup
The St. Catharines Falcons came away with a split at the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Showcase Tournament in Pelham over the weekend.
The Falcons dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the Leamington Flyers Saturday after opening with a 4-1 win over the defending Sutherland Cup champion Waterloo Siskins Friday.
The Falcons opened up a 3-1 lead but gave up a goal late in the second. The Flyers then tied the game in the third before winning it with one second remaining when a mix-up led to a giveaway behind the St. Catharines goal.
“We played a pretty good game against one of the top teams in the GOJHL,” Falcons general manager Frank Girhiny said. “It was a game we deserved at least a point.
“With the newness of our team, there is still lots of room for improvement.”
Captain Curtis Egert, Nick Volpatti and Trent Glenney scored for the Falcons.
Ethan Cook made 28 saves in goal for St. Catharines.
The Falcons are right back at it Monday.
“We can’t dwell on the lost as we are in Hamilton Monday night and they are coming off two big wins,” Girhiny said.
Niagara Falls 5 Chatham 5 2OT
The defending Golden Horseshoe champion Niagara Falls Canucks opened their season with a 5-5 double overtime tie versus the Chatham Maroons Saturday.
The Canucks rallied from a 5-3 deficit after two to earn a point.
Ryan Donovan had two goals for the Canucks while Matthew Riva, Jaleel Adams and Cody Wall added singles.
Jack Brand made 27 saves in net for the Falls.
St. Marys 7 Fort Erie 2
The Fort Erie Meteors dropped to 0-2 with a loss to the Lincolns Saturday.
Nathan Reichel and Michael Fazio scored for the Meteors, who trailed 2-0 after one period and 6-2 after 40 minutes.
Dalton McBride turned back 27 saves and took the loss.
Brampton 5 Welland 2
The Welland Junior Canadians fell to 0-2 with a defeat at the hands of the Bombers.
Jarett Olbruck and Chase Johnson scored for Welland, which were outshot 41-26.
A.J. Scala took the loss in goal for the Junior Canadians.
Sarnia 4 Buffalo 2
The Regals went scoreless in 11 chances with the man advantage as they dropped a two-goal decision.
Michael Barker netted both goals for Buffalo, which tied their first game of the tournament.
Hamilton 4 Elmira 3
The Kilty B’s made it two wins in a row with a victory over the Sugar Kings.
Andrew Salt had two goals for the winners while Ellis Rickwood and Steven Laforme added singles.
Justin Easter made 30 saves for the victory.
Thorold 5 LaSalle 2
Brett Bressette and Trevor Neumann scored two goals each as the Thorold Blackhawks bounced back from a loss Friday to even their record at 1-1.
Dylan Scriver added a goal and an assist for the Hawks.
Chase Grsic made 23 saves in goal for the win.
Niagara Falls 5 Kitchener 3
The Canucks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn their first win of the season.
Riva, Donovan, Wall, Anthony Issaris and Thomas Lenart scored for Niagara Falls.
Brand made 30 saves to pick up the win.
Caledonia 4 Sarnia 3
Ryan Wells’ second goal of the game in overtime gave the Corvairs their first win of the season. Caledonia dropped a 2-1 decision to Listowel Friday.
Henry Scott and Marino Moro also scored for Caledonia.
Nick Clay made 20 saves for the win.
Stratford 3 Pelham 0
The host Panthers dropped to 0-2 and have yet to score a goal in their first two games of the season. Pelham opened up with a 7-0 loss to London Friday.
Nicholas Kidd made 42 saves in the loss.
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