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.
Our first Valentine’s Day present of the night, just for you🚨Matthew Duarte (15) 🍎Dylan Abbamont (24) 🍏Liam Galton (17)#Bringbackthebuzz | #HamONT pic.twitter.com/HORWbiCLuz — Hamilton Kilty B's (@HamiltonKiltyBs) February 15, 2022
Next Game Matchup Preview:
- 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.