Blackhawks double Pelham with 6 – 3 win

Pelham’s Francesco Gigliotti draws out Thorold goaltender Eric Dhillon in GOJHL hockey action Sunday in Pelham. Photo by Joe Cseh

The Thorold Blackhawks engagement with the Pelham Panthers Sunday Jan. 28/2018 ended in a 6 – 3 win for the Blackhawks in GOJHL hockey action in Pelham.

Pelham was first on the scoreboard with a goal from Francesco Gigliotti at 3:17 in the first period assisted by Anthony Gigliotti and Matt Ruigrok.

Trevor Neumann evened the score for the Blackhawks with his power play goal at 4:57 assisted by Mason Howard and Matt Maindens. Spencer Blackwell’s goal at 16:45 assisted by Griffen Fox and Mason Howard had the Blackhawks finish the period leading 2 – 1.

In the second period, each team scored one each, the Blackhawks ending with a 3 – 2 lead.

Thomas Young tied the game for Pelham with his goal at 7:13 assisted by Adam Scholz and Chris Webber.

Griffen Fox’s goal late in the period at 17:56 assisted by Spencer Blackwell and Austin Jensen put Thorold in the lead to finish the period.

In the third period, Mitch Britton power play goal at 3:10 assisted by Spencer Blackwell and Griffen Fox put Thorold ahead 4 – 2.

With the game still close, Pelham had put an extra man on the ice to try and forxe a tie. At 18:18 Brendan Charlton scored on the Pelham empty net assisted by Spencer Blackwell and Austin Jensen.

At 18:28, Pelham’s Connor Brown, assisted by Jared Hill, brought the game closer again (5 – 3 for Thorold) so Pellham again pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. Daniel Rocco of Thorold put the game out of reach with an empty net goal at 18:46 assisted by Trevor Neumann and Matt Maidens.

Currently the Thorold Blackhawks hold the fifth place position in the Golden Horseshoe division, the Pelham Panthers are in the seventh place spot. For up-to-date statistics see the GOJHL website:

In action earlier this week, the Thorold Blackhawks beat the Welland Junior Canadians 4 – 1 in Thorold Thursday Jan. 25/2018. They also beat the Buffalo Regals 5 – 0 in Buffalo Tuesday Jan. 23/2018.

The Thorold Blackhawks are next in action at home Thursday Feb. 1/2018 against the St. Catharines Falcons.

The Pelham Panthers last action this week was Saturday Jan. 27/2018 in Ancaster against the Avalanche. Ancaster won 2 – 0.

The Pelham Panthers next action is Friday Feb. 2/2018 in Niagara Falls against the Canucks. After that they will face the Fort Erie Meteors in Pelham Sunday Feb. 4/2018 at 2:30 p.m.



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