Friday, 28 June 2013

Saints down Oakville 12-10 in final regular season home contest

ST. CATHARINES, Ont - The St. Catharines Saints ended their home regular season with a 12-10 victory over the Oakville Titans. With the victory the Saints improve to 13-1 with two regular season road contests remaining versus Norwood and Six Nations.

St. Catharines jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the opening eight minutes and led 5-2 after one period. Both teams would add three goals in the second period with the Saints leading 8-5 after 40 minutes.

In the third period, the Saints would extend their lead to 11-4 with 10 minutes left in regulation. Oakville would stage a comeback adding five of the next six goals but would fall short dropping their record to 3-10 on the season.

Leading the Saints offense was veteran Dylan Llord and rookie Chris Attwood who both finished with seven-point nights adding two goals and five assists each. Captain Brad Favero contributed with the natural hat trick while adding one assist. Chris Janese added two goals and two assists while Shawn Wilkens (1G, 2A) and callup Trevor Hines (1G, 2A) both chipped in with three points each. Jordie Daradick rounded out the Saints scoring adding a single marker.

In goal, Saints starter Scotty Komer recorded 38 saves for the  victory improving his record to 5-1. Oakville's Mike Cregan added 20 saves and Craig Wende collected 19 saves in the loss.

St. Catharines closes out the regular season on the road versus the Norwood James Gang (Sat, Jun 29th) and Six Nations Rivermen (Sun, July 7th). The Saints will open their 2013 OLA Sr. B Playoffs on July 19th at the Bill Burgoyne Arena with time and opponent TBA.