Braedyn McIntosh backstopped the Hamilton Kilty B’s to a 2-1 shootout win over the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs at Haldimand County Caledonia Centre on Saturday night.
Nathan Phillips and Colin MacDougall both scored in their chances alone against the Caledonia goalie, and McIntosh stopped both Corvairs attempts in the shootout to secure the victory.
The Kilty B’s (36-7-1-0) had the majority of the chances in the first period, but Caledonia goalie Ethan Langevin kept them off the scoreboard, with some help from his posts on a couple of occasions. Hamilton forward Nolan Underwood took a tripping penalty in the last minute of the period, providing the Corvairs with their best chance of the period, but McIntosh was up to the task.
While the Kilty B’s killed off the rest of the Underwood penalty at the onset of the second, Caledonia struck on a power play 8:35 into the period. Playing in his 100th career junior hockey game, Kilty B’s forward Matthew Duarte took a holding penalty that led to a Dylan Dekoe goal, giving the Corvairs a 1-0 lead.
It would last for just over a minute however, as Phillips got the equalizer with a skillful deke in close quarters in front of the net, after slithering through a couple of defenders upon entering the offensive zone.
The goalies were the real stars of the game though, especially in the latter stages. There were multiple chances on both sides, including penalty shots and breakaways, but McIntosh (16-2-0-0) and Langevin (14-6-3-1) were close to unbeatable in net.
The Kilty B’s have a quick turnaround, on the road again tomorrow to face off against the Pelham Panthers.
Next Game Matchup Preview:
- Hamilton is a perfect 6-0-0-0 against Pelham this season, the last matchup being a 2-0 Kilty B’s win on Feb. 14.
- Pelham sit in seventh place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, 47 points behind Hamilton in first.