Forwards Justin Monteith, Matthew Duarte and Dylan Abbamont got things rolling for the Hamilton Kilty B’s on Friday night, and they never looked back.
A Braedyn McIntosh (14-2-0-0) shutout, his third of the season, secured a 6-0 road win against the last place Niagara Falls Canucks.
It took 23 minutes, but once Monteith took a nice feed from Duarte on the rush and beat Canucks goalie Stephen Giansante, Hamilton was comfortably in control of this one.
Duarte (19,20), Sam Shakes (12), Colin MacDougall (15) and Brodie McIntyre (5) also scored for Hamilton (32-6-1-0). Kilty B’s leading scorer Dylan Abbamont played facilitator, setting up five out of Hamilton’s six goals.
Duarte scored two consecutive goals following Monteith’s opener, the first only a few minutes after on a power play tip, the shot coming from Abbamont. He then opened the scoring a minute into the third period, corralling a rebound in the high slot and taking a spinning shot which beat Giansante (5-10-2-0).
Shakes and MacDougall followed with their own power play goals, before McIntyre put the exclamation point on the dominating performance with two minutes to play.
The Canucks (3-31-3-1) were up to the task in the first period, but as the game went on the Kilty B’s depth wore on them. Riley George was subbed in for Giansante after the fifth Hamilton goal, but it was already too late to make a difference.
Hamilton will be thankful to have had a comfortable win, as they won’t have a night off, taking on the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs on the road Saturday night.
Next Game Matchup Preview:
- Hamilton is 2-2-0-0 against Caledonia this season, their most recent matchup being a 5-3 Corvairs win on Feb. 3.
- Caledonia sits in 3rd place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, 11 points behind Hamilton for first place with three games in hand.