Saturday, 1 June 2013

Saints defeat Norwood 8-7 to improve to 7-0

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The St. Catharines Saints improved to a perfect 7-0 Friday night as they held on to defeat the Norwood James Gang by the score of 8-7 at Bill Burgoyne Arena.

Norwood led 2-0 after 20 minutes with goals from Mike Swift and Chad Evans.

In the second period, St. Catharines scored four straight goals in the opening five minutes and led 6-3 at the end of two periods.

The Saints Dylan Llord would put his team up 7-3 one and a half minutes into the third period before the James Gang answered with three straight making it a one goal game 7-6 with just over six minute remaining.

Saints Andrew Potter would beat Norwood starter Cole Murray with 5:21 left in regulation to make it 8-6. Norwood closed out the scoring with a goal from Chad Evans, for the natural hat trick, with less than two minutes left to make the final 8-7.

St. Catharines was led by Dylan Llord who finished with a goal and four assists. Potter (3G, 1A) and Corey Fowler (1G, 3A) both added four points each. Jay Thorimbert contributed with a goal and two assists while Brad Favero and Colin Boucher both added single goals.

Leading James Gang was Zac McIlmoyle who assisted on five of their seven goals. Chad Evans contributed with three goals and one assist. Also scoring were Mike Swift, Matt Evans, Josh Wasson-McQuigge and Kyle Clancy who all added single goals.

In goal, Saints starter Scott Komer picked up the victory with Norwood's Cole Murray suffering the loss.