Saturday, 22 June 2013

Saints clinch first place with 10-7 victory over Owen Sound

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The St. Catharines Saints clinched first place overall Friday night at home as they defeated the Owen Sound North Stars by the score of 10-7. With the victory the Saints improve their record to 12-1 with three regular season games remaining.

The Saints trailed 3-1 early on before answering with five straight goals to take a 6-3 lead midway through the second period. Owen Sound would cut the lead to two, 6-4, before St. Catharines closed out the period with three of the next four goals leading 9-5 after 40 minutes.

Leading the St. Catharines offense was the duo of Dylan Llord and Chris Attwood. Llord led all scorers with a game-high six points adding two goals and four assists. Attwood contributed with a goal and four helpers. Chris Janese (2G, 1A) and Jordie Daradick (1G, 2A) both added three points each. Brad Favero (1G, 1A), Jat Thorimbert (1G, 1A), Jason Henhawk (1G, 1A) and Shawn Wilkens (2A) all chipped in with two points each while Mike Attwood rounded out the Saints scoring with a single goal.

Owen Sound was led by Tyler Gibbons who added two goals and two assists. Travis Gibbons contributed with two goals and one assist. Rounding out the North Stars scoring were Mike MacLeod (1G, 1A), Jayme Szabolcs (1G, 1A) and Garret Kerr (1G).

In goal, Saints starter Jake Henhawk registered his sixth victory of the season. North Stars starter Zach Bowen suffered the loss.

The Saints next action is Friday, June 28th at 8pm when they host the Oakville Titans at Bill Burgoyne Arena. They close out the regular season on the road versus the Norwood James Gang (Sat, Jun 29th) and Six Nations Rivermen (Sun, July 7th).