Stoney Creek showed the meaning behind their Warriors moniker Tuesday night in a hard fought loss in Port Colborne. Stoney Creek were defeated by Port Colborne 4-3 in overtime.
Port Colborne got on the board first in the opening period. Carson Minor scored a power play goal at 3:02 of the first, netting the puck with the assist of Nick Schiro. The goal came after the Warriors took a bench penalty for too many men. Derek Searle scored his first of two goals on the night, also on the power play, at 17:22 of the period to even the score. Joseph Monticchio picked up an assist on the goal.
Stoney Creek got into some trouble in the second, allowing a short handed goal at 6:04 of the period. The goal, Carson Minor’s second of the game, was the only goal of the middle frame but the first of two unanswered goals from Port Colborne. Dayne Phillips found the back of the net at 2:23 of the third to give the Pirates a commanding two goal lead.
Just four minutes after the Pirates’ goal, Derek Searle claimed his second goal of the game, sending the puck into the net at 6:28. Josh Villaflor and Mike Casale. In the dying minutes of regulation the Warriors netminder was pulled to bring on an extra attacker. The move was sucessful as Myles Falasca lit the goal lamp to tie the game with just seventeen seconds left in the game.
With both teams heading into overtime it was the Port Colborne Pirates who would come out on top, scoring the winning goal just over seven minutes into the extra frame.
Stoney Creek falls behind in the best of seven series two games to one with the loss. The series returns to Valley Park Arena Wednesday night at 7:30pm.