Blackhawks edge Panthers for first win in seven games
The Thorold Blackhawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and hung on to edge the Pelham Panthers 3-2 snapping a six-game losing streak.
Nick Gidney scored back-to-back goals on the power play and in the first period and Nicholas Rubino netted an even-strength marker to put the hosts up 3-0 in Thursday night Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action at Frank Doherty Arena in Thorold.
Brodie Thoms put the Panthers on the scoreboard 16:23 into the middle frame, and he rounded out scoring as an extra attacker with 1:30 remaining in regulation.
Pelham out the Blackhawks 29-25 but failed to take advantage of power-play opportunities finishing 0-for-4 with a man advantage. Thorold went 2-for-5 on the power play.
Anthony Tremonte earned the victory in net for the Blackhawks who improved their record in the junior B league’s Golden Horseshoe Conference to 3-6.
Thorold is off until Thursday when it hosts the Welland Jr. Canadians in a 7:07 p.m. faceoff.
Tagged with a loss that dropped the Panthers to 8-2 was Brandon McCorriston. Pelham visits the Meteors at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Fort Erie Leisureplex and is home the next day for a 2:30 p.m. matinee vs. the Niagara Falls Canucks at Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill.
Kilty B’s 4, Meteors 1
At Hamilton, the hosts scored four answered goals and won their eighth in a row after starting the season with a loss.
Marino Moro and Anthony Pinelli each scored twice for the rebranded Ancaster Avalanche.
Logan Warner opened the scoring in the game with a power-play goal for the Meteors, who lists for the fifth time in as many starts to fall to 1-8-0-1. Shots on net were 44-25 in favour of the Kilty B’s.
Fort Erie went 1-for-7 on the power play; Hamilton, 1-4.
Friday night’s Golden Horseshoe schedule had the Kilty B’s at the St. Catharines Falcons, 4-3, and the Niagara Falls Canucks, 9-0, home to the Lockport Regals, 1-9.
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