After a scoreless first period the Warriors would come out in full force to shut out the Meteors 3-0.
To say that this matchup was going to be a battle would be an understatement. Both teams came into the contest near the bottom of the division. Both teams were coming off losses in their previous games. Fort Erie lost to Buffalo in a game where they scored half as many goals despite taking twice as many shots. Stoney Creek had been winless in their last three outings, including being demolished by Fort Erie in their previous meeting at home 7-1.
Perhaps Stoney Creek just wanted it more.
After a scoreless first period where both teams went shot for shot, the Warriors came out on fire in the second period. Tyler VanKleef put the Warriors on the scoreboard early in the second period scoring a power play goal at 1:38. Myles Falasca, who assisted on the first goal of the game, would score his first of two goals of the evening at 5:03 to give the team a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. Stoney Creek had twice as many shots in the second period than Fort Erie.
Myles Falasca scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to polish things off and give the Warriors a much needed victory.
With the win the Warriors improve their record to 3 wins and 8 losses and are now in a four-way tie for fifth place in the division.
The team will continue their extended road trip in Niagara Falls this Friday night when the team visits the Canucks at the Gale Centre.
The next “home” game for the Warriors takes place Saturday morning as the team travels to the Seymour Hannah Sports Entertainment Centre in St. Catharines to participate in the 4th Annual GOJHL Showcase. Stoney Creek will face the Kitchener Dutchmen of the Midwestern Conference.
The Warriors return to Valley Park Arena for their next true home game the following Saturday when Stoney Creek plays host to the Welland Jr. Canadians.