Community Christmas Toys
The Jr. Canadians Will Be Holding A Toy Drive On Sunday December 7th, 2014 To Benefit “Community Christmas Toys”. Which Was Started By “Rosie Smith” The Grandmother of Zach Belcastro, A Former Captain & 5 Year Team Member Of The Welland Jr. Canadians. There Will Be A Collection Box Available Starting November 23rd For Any Early Contributions.
Come Out & Support Your Welland Jr. Canadians & Make A Difference In A Child's Life!!!
GHC All-Star Game
"The Golden Horseshoe Conference All Star game will be on Monday January 26th in Fort Erie. Please come out and join us to see some of your favorite GHC players. Tickets will be $9 for an adult, $7 for Seniors & Students with children under 6 getting in free. You do not want to miss this great night also featuring the talented players in your league as well as a silent auction while we try to raise money for a great cause! Thank you very much and we hope to fill the Fort Erie Leisureplex on January 26th!!
Scoring Drought Continues
Forget all about those two front teeth, all the Welland Junior Canadians want for Christmas – and for every game remaining on their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League schedule – are some goals.
Any number higher than 1 ?, their scoring average over the past four games, all of them one-goal losses, would do.
For the Front Row Sports Junior Canadians, it was more – actually, less – of the same Sunday night when the Niagara Falls Canucks came into
town hoping to stop a two-game losing slide and left Welland Arena after scoring two unanswered goals in the third period for a 3-2 victory.
Welland, which dropped to 19-8-0-1 in league play and to 3-2 in head-to-head play against the Canucks, was outshot 31-30 and squandered numerous scoring opportunities by finishing the game 1-for-6 on the power play.
Junior Canadians forward Mitch Reid said teams mired in scoring slumps need to work through them, and that hard work has to begin in practice.
“We have to keep swamping the net in practice, like you need to do in games,” the 20-year-old from Hamilton said.
A “back-to-basics” approach would also help the B’s find the back of the net more frequently and return to the win column.
“We have to crash the net and bear down on our chances. Keep doing that and, sooner or later, the bounces are going to go our way.”
Hawk's Goaltending Pushes Past Welland
Ask Bryan Kelly who the MVP of his team is and he’s quick to tell you there are two of them.
Eighteen-year-old Josh Astorino was the story Wednesday night at Thorold Arena, as the Thorold Blackhawks edged the Welland Jr. Canadians 2-1 in Golden Horseshoe junior B action.
Astorino made 42 saves, including 21 in the second period, as Thorold has now picked five of a possible eight points in its past four games after dropping 11 in a row.
“We’ve played the top teams in the league tough,” said Kelly, the Blackhawks’ head coach and GM. “They’re (Welland) a really good hockey team. Top to bottom, they’re very deep, but tonight Astorino was huge. He stole us a point in Caledonia, he stole us a point in Welland, he’s played really well for us.