Chartrand records debut shutout, Kilty B’s beat Pelham 2-0

Chartrand, defence shut down Pelham to push the Kilty B's win streak to four.
It was a debut shutout for Hamilton goaltender Nolan Chartrand on Monday night in the Kilty B’s 2-0 home win over the Pelham Panthers. Matthew Duarte (15) and Connor Haynes (5) provided the offensive support for Hamilton (28-6-0-0), who remain perfect at home and extend their overall win streak to four games.   Halfway through the first period, Kilty B’s leading scorer Dylan Abbamont curled off the sidewall and towards the next, finding Duarte on the near-side goal line. Duarte took the puck across the crease, catching the Pelham goalie with his momentum going the other way, and switched over to his backhand to direct it into an open net. Both teams locked things down for the second period, with Chartrand and Panthers goalie John Burbidge cleaning up when anything got through their respective defences.   Haynes scored the insurance marker for the Kilty B’s midway through the final frame, taking a Pelham defensive-zone turnover forced by Harris Goan and Andrew Lukezic, and making no mistake all alone in front of the net.     The Panthers (12-19-1-0) couldn’t get much of anything going against Hamilton, mustering just thirteen shots through the first two periods. A fifteen shot third period, aided by three power plays, got the total up to a respectable 28 for the game – but they were limited to mostly non-threatening opportunities.     Burbidge (0-7-1-0) was especially magnificent at times for Pelham, making a number of highlight-reel saves with his glove that kept the game close throughout.     Hamilton has a few days off before taking a trip to Fort Erie for its next game on Saturday night.  

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  • Hamilton is 3-1-0-0 against Fort Erie this season, most recently taking down the Meteors 5-1 on Dec. 6, 2021.
  • Fort Erie was inactive on Monday night. The Meteors last played on Sunday, in a 6-4 loss to Welland.
  • With a record of 15-14-0-1, Fort Erie sits in 4th in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, 25 points back of the leading Kilty B’s.