Stoney Creek continued their five game road trip this past weekend with games against both the conference leading Canucks and the Dutchmen of the Midwestern Conference. The Warriors came out of the weekend winning one and losing the other.
First the guys traveled to Niagara Falls Friday night to take on the Canucks, the top team in the conference.
Niagara Falls got off to a strong start in the contest scoring the three opening goals. Vito Scaringi, Cam Stewart and Ben O Quinn all scored for the Canucks. The Warriors would remain silent on the scoreboard until Brandon Vuic gave the yellow and black something to cheer about sending the puck passed Canucks goalie Cody Vinnai at 9:27 of the second period.
Cam Stewart and Ben O Quinn scored their second goals for the Canucks late in the second, and then again to start the third period, to put Niagara Falls up 5-1. Jake Milligan would add a power play goal for Stoney Creek midway through the third period but it wouldn’t be enough as Niagara Falls took the game by a final score of 6-2. In all but the final period Niagara Falls outshot the Warriors.
Saturday morning the team travelled to St. Catharines to participage in the GOJHL Showcase. In an atypical late morning match the Warriors hosted the Kitchener Dutchmen of the Midwestern Conference in the two teams’ only contest of the season.
Stoney Creek got off to a quick start in the game with the team’s two top point leaders, and goal scorers, putting the Warriors on the board. Just over three minutes into the first period Tyler VanKleef put the puck into the net, beating Kitchener netminder Jordan Lee. Myles Falasca, who leads the team in both points and goals scored this season, scored his tenth goal of the season at 10:00 of the first period to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.
Marc Silvestri would add a power play goal for the Warriors at 3:08 of the second period on the way to a decisive 3-1 victory for Stoney Creek.
The Warriors were 3 for 22 on the power play over the weekend and averaged 31 shots during the two games. The team sits with a win-loss record of 4-9 and, as of press time, the team is in fifth place in the conference.
Next up the Warriors continue their road trip travelling back to St. Catharines to take on the Falcons Friday at 7:30pm. The next home game for Stoney Creek is set for Saturday night at 7:30pm when the Warriors host the Welland Jr. Canadians.