Meteors rebound to top Canucks

The Fort Erie Meteors rebounded from a difficult weekend to defeat the Niagara Falls Canucks 5-2 in a Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference game Tuesday night at the Leisureplex.

The Meteors, who had been on a five-game winning streak, dropped a pair of games to the Welland Junior Canadians Saturday and Sunday.

“It was not a good weekend for us and we really challenged our group and our leadership and they put it on the line tonight,” Meteors coach/general manager Nik Passero said. “We played like men and got the job done. Even though we’re a little banged up we still came with some aggression and I loved our group tonight.”

Fort Erie took a 1-0 lead after the first period on a goal from Thomas Gualtieri.

Riley Noble and Joshua DiFrancesco increased the Meteors lead to 3-0 after two. DiFrancesco’s second early in the third made it 4-0 before Aidan Leblanc and Matthew Riva cut the lead in half. Brendan Krawczyk then scored into an empty net for Fort Erie to conclude the scoring.

Duncan Nichols-Delay made 26 saves for the win.


Welland at St. Catharines, 7 p.m.

Thorold at Niagara Falls, 7 p.m.


Hamilton at Fort Erie, 7:15 p.m.

Thorold at Caledonia, 7:30 p.m.


St. Catharines at Pelham, 2:45 p.m.

Fort Erie at Welland, 7:05 p.m.



St. Catharines at Niagara Falls, 3 p.m.

Pelham at Thorold, 3 p.m.

Welland at Hamilton, 7 p.m.


1. Hamilton 28-6-56

2. St. Catharines 25-6-0-1-51

3. Caledonia 22-8-1-1-46

4. Fort Erie 16-14-0-1-33

5. Welland 12-18-3-27

6. Pelham 12-19-1-25

7. Thorold 8-25-16

8. Niagara Falls 3-28-2-8

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