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Meteors win eighth game in a row

By Sarah Ferguson, Fort Erie Times

The Fort Erie Meteors defeated the first-place Caledonia Corvairs 5-2 Saturday night at the Fort Erie Leisureplex. 
Joseph Burd/Special to the Fort Erie Times

The Fort Erie Meteors defeated the first-place Caledonia Corvairs 5-2 Saturday night at the Fort Erie Leisureplex. Joseph Burd/Special to the Fort Erie Times

Bryce Martin celebrated his 19th birthday and the eighth victory in a row for Fort Erie Meteors Saturday at the Fort Erie Leisureplex.

Martin scored two goals for the Meteors to help them win 5-2 over the first-place Caledonia Corvairs, who suffered their third loss in the regular season of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Conference.

“I thought that everyone did their job, the play makers made plays, the shot blockers blocked shots and the goalie made a lot of big saves for us,” Martin said.

“Overall, it was just a really good team effort from the goalie out. The energy is unbelievable in the change room, there’s not one guy in there who isn’t smiling ear to ear including the trainers and coaches.”

Meteors forward Anthony Passero said Saturday’s game was “great” for the team’s confidence.

“Those are games you need to rise up to going into playoffs,” Passero said.

“Our goalie played great, our penalty kill was perfect and we buried on the power play. Everyone played a role and it was evident, coming out against a team like that with a 5-2 win.”

Passero “couldn’t be happier” for his team mates.

“It was great to play in front of a big and loud crowd, and it was definitely extra motivation for our guys.”

Holden Garlent also scored two goals for the Meteors and Darien Kielb scored a single goal.

Quentin Maksimovich and Jake Brown scored singles for Caledonia.

Brayden Lachance saved 37 of 39 shots on Fort Erie’s net while Mark Sinclair record 14 saves for Caledonia.

Caledonia spent 28 minutes in the penalty box for eight infractions. Fort Erie incurred eight minutes on five infractions.

The fifth-place Meteors improved their record to 24 wins, 20 losses and one tie for a total of 52 points. The Corvairs’ record dropped to 42-3-1 for a total of 87 points.

The Meteors will host the St. Catharines Falcons Saturday at 7:15 p.m. before they hit the ice for the final game of the regular season on Sunday against the Welland Junior Canadians at the Welland Arena at 7 p.m.

saferguson@postmedia.com

 


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