Junior Canadians finish regular season with win over Meteors

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For the Welland Junior Canadians and the Fort Erie Meteors Sunday night was the last game of the regular season. Facing off against each other in Welland for the last time in the regular season, it was Welland who came out ahead with a 4 – 3 win over the Metors.

Noah Bollert of the Junior Canadians netted the first goal of the night on the power play at 7:09 in the first period, assisted by Dorian Maye and Nicholas Boehmer. Towards the end of the period, at 18:13, Bryce Martin put Fort Erie on the scoreboard, assisted by Brady Lee.

The second period had the Junior Canadians scoring two unanswered goals.

Matt Martin scored a short – handed goal at 4:38, assisted by Ryan Miotto and Matt Hobbs. Ryan Miotto connected on the power play at 16:30, assisted by Patrick Desjardins and Nathan Ellis, giving Welland a 3 – 1 lead that carried on till the end of the period.

The third period battle had Fort Erie scoring the next two goals later in the period.

Mike Masotti scored on the power play at 13:12, assisted by Brady Lee and Bryce Martin. Bryce Martin tied the game at three each at 16:56, assisted by Cail Cirillo and Andrew Somerville.

With the game tied at three, it was Welland’s Giovanni DeNardi who put them ahead at 18:43, assisted by Ryan Donovan and Matt Hobbs, earning the Junior Canadians the 4 – 3 win.

In the Golden Horseshoe Division standings, Fort Erie ended the season in fifth place, two points ahead of the sixth place Welland Junior Canadians.

Fort Erie had 24 wins, 26 losses for a total of 48 points and Welland had 22 wins, 26 losses and 2 overtime losses for a total of 46 points this season.

The Welland Junior Canadians will be facing off against the Niagara Falls Canucks in round one of the playoffs. Game one is Friday Mar. 3 in Niagara Falls, game two Sunday Mar. 5 in Welland at 7 p.m. and game three will be in Niagara Falls Tuesday Mar. 7.

The Fort Erie Meteors will be facing the Ancaster Avalanche in the first round, the schedule has not yet been posted.




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