Dylan Abbamont continued his scorching hot play since returning to action, scoring his fourth and fifth goals in the Kilty B’s past three games as Hamilton went on the road and disposed of the Thorold Blackhawks in a 6-1 victory on Saturday night.
Abbamont scored his first of the game, and 24th of the season on a penalty shot just over a minute into the second period to give the Kilty B’s a 2-0 lead at the time, standing as the difference maker in the game.
Colin MacDougall (11,12), Liam Galton (10), and Matthew Duarte (14) also scored for the Kilty B’s (27-6-0-0), the third consecutive win for the OJHL leaders.
The game remained knotted at zeroes until shortly midway through the first period when MacDougall broke through for a goal, the only marker of the period for either team.
Abbamont’s penalty shot made it a 2-0 game in the early moments of the second period, which was followed quickly by Galton’s goal.
Duarte scored five minutes later on a goal assisted by Abbamont, who got his second of the game just a minute later on the power play. It was Abbamont’s third point of the game, and 25th goal of the season.
Thorold scored one before the end of the second period, but MacDougall opened the third by quickly regaining the 5-goal lead for Hamilton with his second of the game, the score remaining 6-1 for the remainder.
Dylan Pergentile (4) scored for Thorold (8-24-0-0), the second loss in as many nights for the Blackhawks after a loss on Friday against St. Catherines.
Pergentile gave Thorold a glimmer of hope with his goal towards the end of the middle frame, but it wasn’t meant to be for the Blackhawks in this one.
Thorold netminder Noah Fortuna (7-15-0-0) faced an onslaught of chances by the Kilty B’s, 54 shots total.
Braedyn McIntosh surrendered just the one goal on 19 shots for his 11th win of the season.
The Kilty B’s return home on Monday night to face the Pelham Panthers.
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- Hamilton is 5-0-0-0 this year against Pelham, most recently defeating the Panthers 5-1 on Feb. 7.
- Pelham was inactive tonight, but plays Niagara Falls on Sunday
- With an overall record of 11-18-1-0, Pelham sits 5th in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, while Hamilton maintains its lead atop the conference.