Meteors raising money for breast cancer research

By Kris Dubé, Fort Erie Times/Niagara Advance

The Fort Erie Meteors attempting to clear their zone during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Stoney Creek Warriors.

The Fort Erie Meteors attempting to clear their zone during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Stoney Creek Warriors.

The Fort Erie Meteors want to win... that's the whole point behind competitive sports.

But they are also hoping to raise money and awareness for the Breast Cancer Society, at its Oct. 15 game against the Thorold Blackhawks at the Leisureplex.

Players from the local Jr. B unit will be sporting pink jerseys and socks, which will later be auctioned off at the game's conclusion. The Meteors wish to thank A-1 Quality Roofing and Fort Erie Physiotherapy for pitching in as corporate sponsors for the event, paying for the colourful attire the team will dress in during the game.

There will be vendors, a 50/50 draw and a Shoot for the Cure contest during both intermissions, where fans will have the chance to impress the crowd and make a donation to the cause at the same time.

Volunteers and donations from the community are still needed to make the night a success and anyone interested can call (905) 871-7462 to inquire about how they can help in some way.

Focusing on the tam's on-ice performance, director of hockey operations Tony Passero said Wednesday's night's 3-0 loss at home to the Stoney Creek Warriors is proof that discipline is still an issue, as the Meteors found themselves short-handed nine times throughout the 60 minutes.

"That's a whole period sitting in the penalty box, you can't do that," said Passero.

Solid netminding from Matt Stuart kept the Meteors in the game, but Passero says the entire team needs to function as a cohesive unit that can't rely on its goalie every game to bail them out.

"We need to buckle down and finish the chances we get."

The Meteors current record is 3-7 heading into this Saturday's road game against Leamington. On Sunday, they visit the Welland Jr. Canadians and on Fri. Oct. 14 will meet the Port Colborne Pirates after a short trip up Hwy. 3.

On Sat. Oct. 15, the Thorold Blackhawks are in town, the same night the fundraiser for breast cancer will be held.

Leading the team in scoring with 14 points is Jordan Bailey, brother of the New York Islanders' Josh Bailey. Behind him is Jesse Parker and Nik Passero with 12 points and Brock Malatches with 11 points.

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