The Port Colborne Pirates hosted the Welland Jr. Canadians for the season opening game at the West Side Arena.
The Pirates started out very strong against the Jr. Canadians. It was looking like a shut out with a Pirates win after the first period! Port Colborne managed to bring the score up to 3-0 at the buzzer of the first period. The second period Welland decided it was time to sneak in their first goal after The Pirates brought the score up to 4-0. By the end of the third period it was 6-2 and The Pirates shorted everyone by one goal from getting some Don Cherry’s freebies. After all was said and done it was still a great game with brand new jersey’s thanks to Don Cherry’s.
For additonal game stat’s check out the gamesheet.
Up next Port Colborne plays Stoney Creek in an away game.
Come out and cheer for The Pirates next Friday 14th when Thorold stops by the West Side arena.
The Port Colborne Pirates played against the Stoney Creek Warriors during the exhibition tournament at the West Side Arena. Real Cormier came back in net to back back in his routine. Unfortunately Stoney Creek managed to beat Port Colborne, eliminating them from the tournament playoffs.
Port Colborne Pirates hosted St. Catharines Falcons for what turned into the final game for the Pirates in the playoffs. Port Colborne worked hard to take second place. The team worked hard to improve over last year when they were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs against Niagara Falls Canucks.
The Port Colborne Pirates were first to step out on the ice, and also they were first to put the puck into the net. The first period saw two Pirates goals before The Canucks managed to slip a puck past Real Cormier in net. That left the score at 2-1 for the Pirates after the first period.
The second period Port Colborne opened up their lead with an additional goal bringing it to 3-1 by the end of the period.
The third period saw another goal right before the final buzzer bringing the score to 4-1. Niagara Falls pulled their goalie to try and give them an advantage to tie up, or win the game so the final goal was scored on an open net. There wasn’t much movement on the ice when they dropped the final puck for the game’s last face-off after that goal.
Port Colborne now stands with a lead of 3-0 for the game series. With the next game in the West Side arena, it looks promising that’s where the series will end. It will still require a lot of hustle out on the ice for whoever will win the series.
March 9, 2012 was the last game of the playoff series between Port Colborne and Stoney Creek. Port Colborne Pirates are now advancing to the next round of playoffs against Niagara Falls Canucks. The first game is scheduled in Niagara Falls for Friday March 16, at 7:30p.m.
As you can see below, Carson Minor just scored the final goal of the second period. That brought the game total to 8-0.
Below you can see Real Cormier stepped out of net after he allowed his first goal of the game in bringing the game 9-1. Morgan was put under pressure with his team getting several penalties during the third period. He had 16 shots on goal and only let one slip by.
Good luck on the next round of playoffs Pirates.
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Port Colborne seemed to show up to Fort Erie looking for an easy handout.
The first period saw Fort Erie slide three pucks into the net to leave the score 3-0 at the end of the period.
The second period saw Port Colborne trying hard to catch up. Port Colborne was looking good as they closed the score to 3-2. Before the period ended, Fort Erie brought the score to 4-2. Fort Erie was really pulling plays together out there on the ice to hold this lead!
The third period Fort Erie was looking for any spot to slide the puck into the net however it was Port Colborne that found two holes leaving the final score at 5-4 for Port Colborne.