Weekend junior B roundup
The St. Catharines Falcons moved into a tie for second place with a 2-0 win over the Welland Junior Canadians in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference action Sunday in Welland.
The Falcons, 26-9-2, are tied with the Niagara Falls Canucks for second spot with 54 points. The Falcons have one more victory.
“Will take comfort in getting another W,” Falcons coach Tyler Bielby said. “With some new faces and new line combinations, we are still thinking too much as to where we should be on the ice. With repetition and commitment to practice, we should start to see playing with purpose come a little more naturally.
“Hard work is a prerequisite to play on this team, it’s the detail we need to commit to. As we continue to work on creating more offence, we must focus on our D-zone and take pride in protecting our house. Allowing seven shots against through two periods is what allowed us to walk away with the win.”
Noah Blakely gave the Falcons a quick 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.
Following a scoreless second period, Michael Santini scored an insurance goal with just over two minutes remaining in regulation.
“Noah Sollinger played on the blueline last night to fill a hole in our lineup and did an excellent job for us,” Bielby added. “Our AP’s, Sam Williamson and Kyle Glenney, were in the lineup last night. They played the entire game in the O-zone. They both have bright futures ahead.”
Blair Coffin made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season.
Josh Rosenzweig kicked out 36 saves in net for Welland.
PANTHERS 4 REGALS 2
The Pelham Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period en route to a victory over the visiting Buffalo Regals Sunday.
Philippe Angervil scored twice for the Panthers while Brandon Edwards and Julien Bianchi added singles.
Jared Hayden and Brendan Krawczyk replied for the Regals.
Nick McGowan made 37 saves for the win.
Jagger Maving faced 40 shots in goal for the Regals.
METEORS 4 JUNIOR CANADIANS 2
Tyler Decoff, Philip DeCresce, Jacob Romeo and Dylan Abbamont scored as the Fort Erie Meteors doubled the visiting Welland Junior Canadians Saturday at the Leisureplex.
Brandon Stojcevski scored both goals for Welland.
Dalton McBride kicked out 36 shots in goal to earn the win.
Kidd gave up three goals on 10 shots in goal for the Junior Canadians before being replaced by Riley Eberhardt, who made 25 saves on 26 shots.
CORVAIRS 5 KILTY B’S 3
Tyler Burnie scored four times as the Caledonia Corvairs edged the visiting Hamilton Kilty B’s.
Noah Caperchione had the other goal for the league-leading Corvairs.
Eli Rivers, Jacob Macdonald and Michael Marchesan scored for Hamilton.
Aidan Hughes turned back 28 shots for the win.
Matteo Drobac faced 54 shots in goal for Hamilton.
1. Caledonia 33-3-0-1-67
2. St. Catharines 26-9-2-54
3. Niagara Falls 25-8-2-2-54
4. Hamilton 21-13-2-1-45
5. Thorold 19-15-2-2-42
6. Pelham 14-20-0-2-30
7. Fort Erie 8-24-0-5-21
8. Buffalo 7-26-2-2-18
9. Welland 4-28-3-1-12
Buffalo at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
St. Catharines at Pelham, 7:30 p.m.
Thorold at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Hamilton at Thorold, 7:07 p.m.
Niagara Falls at St. Catharines, 7 p.m.
Welland at Pelham, 7:30 p.m.
Caledonia at Fort Erie, 7:15 p.m.
St. Catharines at Niagara Falls, 3 p.m.
Pelham at Welland, 7:05 p.m.
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