Kilty B’s edge Meteors in opener
The Fort Erie Meteors dropped a 2-1 decision at Hamilton Thursday in Game 1 of their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playoff series. File photo: BILL POTRECZ
The Hamilton Kilty B’s struck first in their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playoff series with the Fort Erie Meteors.
The Kilty B’s edged the Meteors 2-1 Thursday night in Hamilton to take the opener of their best-of-seven semifinal playoff set.
It was the eighth straight win for the Kilty B’s over the Meteors this year after they swept the regular season series 7-0.
“Good road game for us but we didn’t get the job done,” Meteors coach Nik Passero said.
Following a scoreless first period which saw the Kilty B’s hold a 10-7 edge in shots on goal, Hamilton opened the scoring just over seven minutes into the second when former St. Catharines Falcon Dawson McKinney scored.
The Meteors answered on a goal by defenceman Henry Vest at the 13:39 mark of the second.
Fort Erie held an 11-7 edge in shots on goal in the middle period.
The game appeared headed to overtime until McKinney netted his second of the game with 2:34 to play in the third.
Fort Erie, which was not assessed a penalty, outshot Hamilton 33-26 overall and went 0-3 with the man advantage.
“Power play was probably the difference tonight. We carried most of the five-versus-five play. Just have to find a way to score one with the man advantage,” Passero said.
Game 2 is Saturday at the Leisureplex at 7 p.m.
“Different story on Saturday, playing in our barn. Should make some room for our skill guys to get stuff done,” Passero said.
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