The Hamilton Kilty B’s scored three goals in the third period on the way to a 4-0 win over the Fort Erie Meteors at home on Thursday night.
Braedyn McIntosh stifled the Meteors offence all night, including a flashy glove save on a dangerous chance near the end of the second period, flashing the leather on Fort Erie defenceman Luke Gualtieri.
Colin MacDougall (18), Dylan Abbamont (34), Connor Haynes (9) and Liam Galton (14) scored for the Kilty B’s (38-7-1-0) in their 6th consecutive victory.
It took the Kilty B’s just over seven minutes to break the seal, MacDougall beating the Meteors netminder with a wrist shot on the rush from his off-wing on the left side, the righty forward ripping the puck into the far side of the net.
McIntosh was the story of the second period, shutting down numerous Meteors chances, the most notable with just over a minute to go. The goaltender scrambled to stop an initial chance from Fort Erie leading scorer Joseph Macchione. While McIntosh reset, the puck careened into the corner, where it was picked up again by Macchione and fed in front of the net to Gualtieri, who was all alone between the hashes.
Abbamont doubled the Kilty B’s lead in the opening minute of the third period, taking a Meteors turnover at his own blueline the length of the ice on a breakaway, finishing the play off with a nifty finish for the goal.
Just a few minutes later Haynes went one-on-one with Fort Erie forward Brendan Krawczyk, who was playing the point for the Meteors on the powerplay. Instead of deking around Krawczyk, Haynes simply shot through his legs, finding the net from between the top of the faceoff circles, making it 3-0.
Galton redirected a feed from Matheson Mason with just over six minutes to go, stretching the lead to four.
Duncan Nichols-Delay (16-8-0-1) made 30 saves for the Meteors (24-20-0-1), who came into the night having won their past five games as well.
It was the fifth shutout of the season for McIntosh (19-2-0-0).
Hamilton closes out their season with games on Sunday versus Welland, and Caledonia on Monday.
Next Game Matchup Preview:
- The Kilty B’s are 6-0-0-0 against the Jr. Canadians this season, the last matchup a 9-0 Hamilton win on Feb. 21.
- Welland is currently in 5th place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, while Hamilton sits in 1st.