Recently acquired Andy Sturtz destroyed the Pirates’ fight for a win in an overtime wrist shot bringing the 16th Golden Horseshoe Conference championship cup to St. Catharines.
Pirates Jordan Warren scored a rebound goal halfway into the first period and the Pirates held on to that lead until Johnson Andrews tied the game early in the second period.
Zach DeConcilys then scored a second goal for the Pirates and the score stayed at 2-1 until Nick Hovanessian tied the game for the Falcons in the third period.
Andrews, receiving the MVP trophy, credited Pirates goalie, Cormier, for “standing on his head” and the entire Pirates team saying,” they just don’t stop working.”
At 4:28 of overtime, Andrews snapped a wrist shot into the Pirates net bringing the final score to 3-2.
Andrews, a Niagara-on-the-Lake native, came to the Falcons after being cut from the Niagara IceDogs and in the post season gathered 12 goals and 28 points in 16 games.
Shots on net were 56-30 in favour of the Falcons and like they say, you shoot, you win, but Port Colborne’s efforts to win this championship were incredible and the team forced the Falcons to fight for their win.