The Hamilton Kilty B’s and St. Catharines Falcons faced off for game 2 in Hamilton, where the Kilty B’s evened the series with a 4-2 win.
Both teams came out the gates strong, forcing a physical start to the game. The first period resulted in two penalties a piece, closing out with no goals on either side.
The Kilty B’s were looking for revenge in the second as they scored three goals in the opening five minutes of the frame.
Nolan Underwood kicked off the scoring for Hamilton. A feed from Luke Johnston set up his fifth of the playoffs to give the Kilty B’s a 1-0 lead just 28 seconds into the middle frame.
The second goal of the night came just over 2 minutes later. Falcons’ goaltender Andrew MacLean stopped the initial shot from Connor Haynes, but Luke Johnston jumped on the rebound to give Hamilton the 2-0 lead.
Just over a minute later, Adam Clark took a shot from the point which was redirected past MacLean by Sam Shakes, good for his second goal of the playoffs.
St. Catharines got one back later in the frame. Jonah Boria scored his fourth of the playoffs with just over four minutes to play in the second to cut the Hamilton lead to 2.
That didn’t last long, however. A shot from the point was gloved down by MacLean, but Justin Monteith jumped on the rebound. After a couple attempts, he slid the puck over the line to restore Hamilton’s 3-goal lead.
Chris Reid would score for the Falcons just over two minutes into the third period, but it wouldn’t be enough. Reid’s goal stands as the lone goal in the final frame, and Hamilton took the game by a score of 4-2 to even the series at 1.