Kilty B’s beat Welland in overtime

The Hamilton Kilty B’s defeated the Jr. Canadians 3-2 in overtime in Welland on Sunday night.

The Kilty B’s have now won eight straight games and have not lost to the Jr. Canadians since December 2018.

Hamilton peppered Welland with 23 shots in the first period but were only able to convert on one goal, late in the period.

Nathan Omeri dropped the puck off for a streaking Dawson McKinney who buried it with the help of Justin Monteith.

The Kilty B’s extended their lead five minutes into the second period, when Dawson McKinney ripped a shot through traffic from the faceoff circle left of the net.

The Jr. Canadians responded on the power-play to make it 2-1, just under a minute later. Kevin Gould was the culprit for Welland, on a backhanded shot from in close.

Welland then tied the game with under two minutes to go in the second period. Another power-play goal, this time by Jack Ryan on a slapshot from the right point.

The goals were the first conceded by Hamilton’s Leland Gill in over seven periods.

Nathan Phillips and Aiden Farr dropped the gloves and wrestled each other out of the game with just over three minutes left in the third.

With about 30 seconds remaining in regulation, Welland received a two-minute penalty for handling the puck, which sent Hamilton to the powerplay. The Kilty B’s weren’t able to take advantage, as the game went into overtime.

In overtime, both squads traded opportunities and the goalies from both sides made big stops to keep their respective teams alive.

With just one minute and thirty seconds remaining in overtime, Nathan Omeri circled towards the net with the puck, and sniped it over the blocker of Ethan Labbé to win the game.

Dawson McKinney extended his point streak to 14 games, with another multi-point night.

With this win, Hamilton (20-4-3-0) moves to within a game of first place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, one point behind the St. Catharines Falcons.

The Hamilton Kilty B’s play their next game at home on Thursday, Dec 8 at 7 p.m. against the Niagara Falls Canucks (11-15-1-0) at Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.

Dec 4, 2022

Jarrett Matthews