Weekend Golden Horseshoe roundup
The St. Catharines Falcons climbed to the .500 mark with a solid 7-2 win over the Pelham Panthers in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference action Sunday in Pelham.
The win was the second of the weekend for the Falcons, who improved to 4-4-1.
Carson Edwardson paced St. Catharines with three goals and an assist.
“Scoring goals has been a struggle early on,” St. Catharines coach Tyler Bielby said. “The young men in our room are battling through that in practice and as a result they were rewarded with seven.
“It was a solid effort by all 12 forwards and six D.”
Curtis Egert, Xavier Drummond, Adam Cherapacha and Mike Angrilli added singles. Andrew Somerville chipped in with three assists.
Bielby was encouraged the Falcons were able to follow up a 3-0 win at home versus Welland Friday with another strong effort.
“I’m very pleased with all six D in particular. They took care of their house and owned the offensive blueline. They were a big part of our success this weekend
“We came away with two wins this weekend because we were willing to go to the dirty areas and we played with structure. There is still a lot to be taught, but they are listening early on.”
Full statistics were unavailable do to issues with Pointstreak in Pelham.
The Falcons are in Thorold Thursday and home to Buffalo Friday.
Meteors 5 Junior Canadians 3
The Fort Erie Meteors got into the win column for the first time with a victory in Welland Sunday.
Nathan Reichel paced the winners with three goals while Paul Cartone and Anthony Gigliotti added singles.
Dalton McBride made 42 saves for Fort Erie, which improved to 1-6-1.
Adam Morgan had both goals for the Junior Canadians, who dropped 1-6-0-1.
Corvairs 3 Blackhawks 2
Chase Grsic turned in a standout performance with 53 saves, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Thorold Blackhawks dropped a 3-2 decision to the Caledonia Corvairs Saturday at the Haldimand Centre.
Nick McHugh had two goals for the winners while Joel Mazzilli added one.
Dylan Scriver and Brad Ditillio replied for the Hawks, who fell to 3-4-1.
Nick Clay faced just 12 shots in goal for the Corvairs, who lead the standings with an 8-1 mark.
Kilty B’s 3 Meteors 2 2OT
Ellis Rickwood scored in double overtime as the Hamilton Kilty B’s topped the Meteors at the Leisureplex.
Andrew Salt had the other two goals for the winners.
Drew Passero scored twice for the Meteors.
Justin Easter made 39 saves in net for the win.
Standings: 1. Caledonia 8-1-16; 2. Hamilton 6-1-1-13; 3. Niagara Falls 5-1-2-1-13; 4. St. Catharines 4-4-1-9; 5. Thorold 3-4-1-7; 6. Pelham, 3-5-0-1-7; 7. Buffalo 1-5-1-1-4; 8. Welland 1-6-1-0-3; 9. Fort Erie 1-6-0-1-3.
Pelham at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Caledonia, 7:30 p.m.
Welland at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
St. Catharines at Thorold, 7:07 p.m.
Buffalo at St. Catharines, 7 p.m.
Fort Erie at Niagara Falls, 7 p.m.
Pelham at Welland, 7:05 p.m.
Thorold at Fort Erie, 7:15 p.m.
Niagara Falls at Caledonia, 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton at Pelham, 2:30 p.m.
Caledonia at Welland, 7 p.m.
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