A late burst from the Warriors wasn’t enough as the Port Colborne Pirates defeated the Stoney Creek Warriors 9-2. Port Colborne won the quarter final playoff series 4-1 to advance in the playoffs.
An early goal in the first period set the tone for the game as scored the Pirates’ opening goal at 1:08 of the 1st. While this goal would be the only one of the first period it was the second period in which the Pirates wouldn’t look back.
Penalties were the downfall for Stoney Creek in the second period as virtually every trip to the box resulted in a goal for Port Colborne. Five of the Pirates’ seven goals in the second were scored on the power play while one goal was scored short handed.
After two period Stoney Creek was being out shot 33 to 20.
The Warriors had a significantly better period in the third, though the team couldn’t make up for lost ground in the opening periods. Roger Sherwood broke the shutout with the Warriors’ first goal at 3:34 of the third period. Myles Falasca picked up the assist on the goal. Then, at 10:57 of the period, Myles Falasca got his second point of the game scoring the Warriors’ second goal. Joseph Monticchio and Mike Casale picked up assists.
That would be as close as the Warriors would come. Port Colborne won the game 9-2.
With the loss the 2011-12 season for the Stoney Creek Warriors comes to a close, though not without some high points. Myles Falasca rounded out the regular season with 66 points, including 30 goals and 36 assists. The tally nearly doubled his results one season earlier. Falasca was also tied for 21st in the league for points scored.
Mike Casale and Tyler VanKleef ended up second and third on the teams for total points scored, and both bested their previous season records as well.