By Kenton Wolfe | March 29 2018
The St. Catharines Falcons have fallen behind 1-0 in their GOJHL Golden Horseshoe Final series against the Caledonia Corvairs.
Wednesday night saw the Falcons drop a 6-0 decision to the home-ice Corvairs at the Haldimand Centre, despite an unusual edge in penalties against for the St. Catharines club.
The Falcons failed to convert on six chances with the extra man while Caledonia capitalized on one of their four power-play opportunities.
GOJHL 2017-18 Most Valuable Player and goaltender Owen Savory was pulled from the Falcons net with 14:04 remaining the third period after allowing four goals. Backup net-minder Dillon Lamarche allowed two goals in his relief effort. Pierce Charleson stopped all 31 shots the Corvairs faced in a shutout effort.
Caledonia forward Jesse Barwell opened the scoring the first period for his first of three points on the night. Adam Craievich scored his first of three goals in the second period before defenseman Andrew Burns and forward Bobby Harrison also scored in the third period.
St. Catharines will look to tie the series on Friday when they take on the Corvairs on their home-ice Jack Gatecliff Arena at 7pm.
16-Year-Old Ethan Sims played his first game for the Falcons playing on a newly-minted fourth line including Jack Venneri and Romaeo D’Intino. Sims is one of several call-ups the Falcons played, including Carson Eden, Spencer Smith and Holden Rogers… Michael Davies and Kyle West served their second of two game suspensions. Both should be expected back for Game 2… Forward Carson Edwardson missed the game with an undisclosed injury… Dakota Miskolczi will only be available for Game 7 (Served Game 2 of 7)