By Larry Robertson, Special to The News
Two wins in three games kept the Ancaster Avalanche in the hunt for fourth place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B standings as they head into their final three regular season games.
On Friday, Feb. 21 the team travels to Caledonia for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Corvairs. They end the regular season schedule with back-to-back games on Feb. 22 23 against the Niagara Falls Canucks and the Port Colborne Pirates.
This past week, the Avalanche edged the Thorold Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout, then fell 3-1 to the second-place Corvairs before rallying to edge the Welland Junior Canadians 6-5 at Welland.
Michael Pollice scored twice, but Max Balinson had the final say as he scored the game-winner at 18:39 of the third period to lead the Avs past Welland. Luke Zupan with a goal and two assists had a three-point night for Ancaster. Blake Luscombe and Hayden Guitard added single goals. Ryan Lewis, Jake Bain and Zach Nieminen each assisted on two of the Avs goals.
A pair of third-period goals gave the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs the wins in front of 257 fans on Boots and Skirts Country Night last Saturday at Firestone arena. Lewis scored Ancaster’s lone goal on a second-period power play.
Last Thursday in Thorold, Lewis and Guitard scored once each as the Avalanche edged the Blackhawks 3-2.
Avalanche Appreciate Fans
Saturday, Feb. 22 is Ancaster Fan Appreciation Night featuring prizes, live entertainment and much more.
Port Colborne game re-scheduled
The Avalanche’s game with Port Colborne that was postponed on Dec. 14, is re-scheduled to Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.