Golden Horseshoe weekend wrap-up
The St. Catharines Falcons got back in the win column with a 4-2 triumph over the Fort Erie Meteors Saturday at the Leisureplex.
The win snapped a four-game winless streak for St. Catharines which improved to 2-3-1.
The Meteors, 0-6, are the lone team in the Golden Horseshoe Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League without a victory.
St. Catharines coach Tyler Bielby said the Meteors were no pushovers.
“Hubs (Fort Erie coach Rob Hubbert) had his team ready to go and as a result they pushed us for 60 minutes,” Bielby said. “If it wasn’t for (goaltender Ethan Cooke) Cookie making timely saves in the third period, the result could have been different.”
Bielby feels the Falcons are headed in the right direction, but are by no means a finished product.
“Hard work ethic is a prerequisite to play for the Falcons. I feel our team has shown a willingness to compete but now it’s time for them to be true students of the game. Our structure and purpose must improve every night if we want to continue seeing positive results. I have found early on that most teams in this league work extremely hard. The difference in games will be execution and strong emotional intelligence.”
The Meteors led 2-1 in the third period before the Falcons two quick goals less than a minute part to take a 3-2 lead. Curtis Egert’s second of the night into an empty net concluded the scoring.
Trent Glenney and Andrew Somerville added singles.
Marco Lariccia and Cail Cirillo replied for the Mets.
Cook made 24 saves for the win.
Jacob Hearne turned back 31 shots and was charged with the loss.
Caledonia 4 Buffalo 2
The Corvairs improved to a league-leading 6-1 with a win Saturday night at home.
Joel Mazzilli paced the winners with two goals and two assists while Ryan Littlejohn and Nick McHugh added singles.
Owen Green and Eli Rivers scored for the Regals, who dropped to 1-3-1.
Pelham 4 Thorold 3
The Pelham Panthers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Thorold Blackhawks 4-3 Sunday afternoon in Pelham.
Noah Caperchione, Jonathan Thompson, Hunter Godmere and Brodie Thoms scored for the Panthers.
Dylan Scriver, Brett Bressette and Joel Chauvin replied for the Hawks.
Nicholas Kidd made 29 saves for the win.
Chase Grsic turned back 24 shots in a losing effort.
Hamilton 5 Welland 0
The Hamilton Kilty B’s remained undefeated with a shutout win in Welland Sunday night.
Justin Easter made 25 saves for the shutout.
Freddie Teeple had two goals for the Kilty B’s while Jacob Macdonald, Yon Shimpo and Nolan Underwood also scored.
AJ Scala faced 38 shots in goal for Welland.
Standings: 1. Caledonia 6-1-0-0-12; 2. Hamilton 5-0-1-0-11; 3. Niagara Falls 3-0-2-1-9; 4. St. Catharines 2-3-1-0-5; 5. Thorold 2-3-1-0-5; 6. Pelham 2-4-0-1-5; 7. Buffalo 1-3-1-1-4; 8. Welland 1-4-1-0-3; 9. Fort Erie 0-6-0-0-0.
Monday: Caledonia at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Niagara Falls at St. Catharines, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pelham at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Niagara Falls at Thorold, 7:07 p.m.
Friday: Welland at St. Catharines, 7 p.m.; Buffalo at Niagara Falls, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Hamilton at Fort Erie, 7:15 p.m.; Thorold at Caledonia, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: St. Catharines at Pelham, 2:30 p.m.; Fort Erie at Welland, 7:05 p.m.
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