Sports

Meteors win seventh game in a row

By Sarah Ferguson, Fort Erie Times

The Fort Erie Meteors defeated the St. Catharines Falcons 7-5 Saturday night at the Fort Erie Leisureplex.  Joseph Burd/Special to the Times/Postmedia Network

The Fort Erie Meteors defeated the St. Catharines Falcons 7-5 Saturday night at the Fort Erie Leisureplex. Joseph Burd/Special to the Times/Postmedia Network

The Fort Erie Meteors didn’t have much time to rest on Family Day but the team celebrated the holiday by winning its seventh game in a row.

 

Fort Erie’s Junior B team hit the ice on Monday to host the Ancaster Avalanche, winning 6-2.

The victory improves the team’s record to 23-20-1 in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Conference.

Assistant coach Craig Slack said the Meteors “played a pretty solid team game”

“The players are starting to buy in to working hard and the effort is paying off.”

Forward Danial Singer scored a hat trick for the Meteors. His second goal of the night was “a lucky shot” that “shot off the glass and took a lucky bounce in the net.”

Singer said his team “played a pretty solid game.”

“We were scoring and I had a lot of good passes from (his team mates).”

Holden Garlent scored two goals and Anthony Passero scored a single goal for Fort Erie.

Ben Hughes and Jesse Hilton scored singles for Ancaster.

Brayden Lachance recorded 29 saves for Fort Erie; Cole Ceci recorded 21 saves for Ancaster.

The Avalanche incurred 24 minutes of penalty time on eight infractions while the Meteors spent 11 minutes in the penalty box on five infractions.

Fort Erie 7, Falcons 5

Fort Erie’s junior B team defeated the St. Catharines Falcons 7-5 on Saturday at the Fort Erie Leisureplex.

On Saturday, head coach Rob Hubbert said the Meteors have been playing “really good hockey.”

“During the first and third period, I thought we capitalized on our chances. We were tenacious on the puck,” Hubbert said about Saturday’s game against St. Catharines.

“We let in a goal in the last part of the game. It should have been 7-4. But (St. Catharines) was undisciplined and we capitalized on their chances.”

Danial Singer, Holden Garlent, Anthony Passero, Ben Evans scored points for the Meteors.

Justin Felker, Jake Evans, Anthony Postiglione and Brandon Cercone scored points for St. Catharines.

Fort Erie incurred eight minutes of penalty time on four infractions. St. Catharines incurred 36 minutes on 12 infractions.

Riley Daniels made 31 saves for Fort Erie, and Joel Horodziejczyk made 24 saves for St. Catharines.

Fort Erie will host Caledonia at the Fort Erie Leisureplex on Saturday. Game time is 7:15 p.m.

sarah.ferguson@sunmedia.ca  


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