If there was no second period last night, the Thorold Jr. B Blackhawks would have edged the visiting St. Catharines Falcons by a 3-2 score. Unfortunately, there was a second frame and the Falcons went home with a 7-4 win.
Thorold headed into the dressing room with a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals by Nicholas Rubino and Dylan Scriver.
The second period was all St. Catharines as they notched 5 goals on 12 shots and took a 5-3 lead by the end of the period.
Cam Lightfoot scored for Thorold but the Falcons got goals from five different players: Curtis Egert, Brady Caruso, Carter Geoffroy, Joshua Urbshott and Nick Volpatti.
Penalties hurt the Hawks as three of the Falcon goals were on the power play.
St. Catharines got two more in the third from Adam Cherepacha and Zavier Drummond while Mitch Britton replied for the Hawks.
Chase Grsic started in the Thorold goal but was pulled in favour of Noah Fortuna after allowing 6 goals on 19 shots. Fortuna blocked eight of nine.
Blair Coffin stopped 24 of 28 shots to get the win in the Falcons' goal.
Falcon Curtis Egert was the game's first star, Zavier Drummond was second star and Brett Bessette of the Hawks was the third star.
On Thursday, Jan. 9 the Hawks will host the first-place Caledonia Corvairs. Game time is 7:07 p.m.