Friday, 14 June 2013

Potter's eight -point performance leads Saints past Sarnia 14-7

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The St. Catharines Saints improved to 10-1 on the season as they defeated the Sarnia Beavers by the score of 14-7 at Bill Burgoyne Arena Friday night.

St. Catharines opened the game with four goals in the first five minutes to take an early 4-0 lead. They added three more in the first period and led 7-2 after 20 minutes.

In the second period, Sarnia would answer with three of the next four goals cutting the Saints lead to three, 8-5, with 10 minutes left in the period. St. Catharines offense would answer back adding three straight to take an 11-5 lead after two periods.

The Beavers would add two goals to open the third period making it 11-7 in favour of St. Catharines. The Saints would close out the period with three more as they doubled up Sarnia 14-7.

Leading the Saints offense was Andrew Potter who had an eight-point performance adding five goals and three helpers. Dylan Llord contributed with five points adding two goals and three assists. Rookie Chris Attwood also had the natural hat trick finishing with three goals and one assist. Steve Priolo (2G, 1a), Mitch Dumont (1G, 2A) and Jason Henhawk (3A) all chipped in with three points each. Rounding out the Saints scoring were Jake McCready who added a single goal and Brad Favero, Seth Hill and Zac Reid who all added two assists each in the victory.

Sarnia was led by Jim Purves who registered three goals and two assists for the five-point game. Colin McDowell (2G), Michael Fleming (1G, 2A) and Drew Davey (1G, 1A) rounded out the Beavers scoring.

In goal, St. Catharines starter Jake Henhawk registered 38 saves for the victory. Sarnia starting goaltender Grant Crawley got the early exit allowing seven goals on 17 shots in the opening period. Backup Justin Matthews registered 30 saves on 37 shots in the final two periods.

The Saints next action is Sunday, June 16th at 7pm when they take on the Oakville Titans at Glen Abbey Arena.