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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