Black­hawks edge Pan­thers for first win in seven games

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - Sports -

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.

Source: Pointstreak Sports Tech­nolo­gies Inc.

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