The Hamilton Kilty B’s won their third game in the past four days, beating the Pelham Panthers on the road on Sunday afternoon, 10-2.
Dylan Abbamont and Matheson Mason both scored hat tricks for Hamilton. Abbamont’s first goal – which opened the second period scoring – stood as the winner.
Nathan Phillips (15,16), Justin Monteith (23) and Sam Shakes (15) also scored for the Kilty B’s (37-7-1-0) in the convincing win over the struggling Panthers.
Phillips got the first goal of the game, 8:06 into the first period, when Abbamont found him open in front after executing a faceoff play in the offensive zone. His goal in the third period, which made the game 8-1 at the time, was his fourth goal in as many games.
Monteith was the beneficiary of a bad Pelham defensive zone turnover late in the first, making it 2-0 Kilty B’s going into the intermission.
After Abbamont’s first made it 3-0, Shakes joined the party as a bouncing puck found its way on to his stick, an open net awaiting him.
With the floodgates wide open, Abbamont completed the first Kilty B’s hat trick of the day with two consecutive goals before the Panthers finally struck. But before the period ended, Mason scored the only power play marker in the game, sending Hamilton into the dressing room with a 7-1 lead.
Midway through the third period, Phillips continued the onslaught with a goal from behind the net that seemed to bounce off the back of the Pelham goalie and into the net.
The Panthers responded, but with the game already in hand Mason took the opportunity to pad his stats. He scored two goals five minutes apart to end the game, completing the hat trick and doubling his scoring total – now at six – in the game.
Luca Marandola (8) and Calvin Petrovsky (4) scored for the Panthers (12-30-2-0), who continue to limp towards the end of the season. They’ve now lost four of their last six games by five goals or more.
Third goaltender Noah Granata (0-2-0-0) got the nod for Pelham due to injuries to their other netminders, and was left out to face all 48 Hamilton shots.
Meanwhile Braedyn McIntosh (18-2-0-0) continued his strong play in goal for the Kilty B’s, stopping 32 shots.
Hamilton will return to home ice on Thursday night, facing off against the Fort Erie Meteors.
Next Game Matchup Preview:
- Hamilton is 5-1-0-0 against Fort Erie this season, the most recent matchup being a 4-2 Kilty B’s win on March 7.
- Fort Erie sits in fourth place in the Golden Horseshoe division, 28 points behind the first place Kilty B’s with two extra games to play.