Fan bus trip organized to support Fort Erie Meteors in final round robin game

The Fort Erie Meteors will have a cheering section for their final round robin game to determine who will play for the Sutherland Cup.

The Meteors, who just won their first conference title since 1979, will be facing off against the Lincolns this Friday, and the Ridgeway-Crystal Beach (RCB) Kin Club has partnered with Regional Limousine to offer a fan bus to St. Marys to catch the game.

Credit: Regional Limousine

Dan Strugar, treasurer of the RCB Kin Club, said the group wanted to “provide something fun for the community to get involved with” and to support the home team at the same time.

“This is a service project,” Strugar said in an email to Fort Erie Radio.

“We are not profiting from this. I think that is important to know. We do it for the betterment and enjoyment of the fans and residents of Fort Erie, and we have fun doing it.”

The cost is $40 which includes the bus ride and ticket to the game.

Those interested can register by email at rcbkinclub@gmail.com. Payment, by e-transfer only, is due by Wednesday, April 24.

The Meteors lost their first game of the round robin on Friday, played on the road at the Steve Kerr Memorial Centre in Listowel, to the Cyclones with a final score of 6-1.

Hunter Coley scored Fort Erie’s lone goal at 8:34 in the third period. Assists on the goal were awarded to Chaka-Benjamin Ntumba-Muntu and Owen Cressman.

On Saturday, the Meteors bounced back, putting on a much stronger performance against the St. Marys Lincolns.

Both teams were kept scoreless in the first period. The teams exchanged goals in the second period with St. Marys notching the first goal.

The 1-1 goal, scored by Hunter Coley, was unassisted.

Neither team could stretch the twine in the third period owing to a strong defensive effort at both ends and the game entered overtime.

The Meteors found themselves with a man advantage early into overtime after St. Marys was penalized for tripping.

Fort Erie’s Blake Hall netted the game-winning power play goal a hair under two minutes into extra time to give the Meteors a 2-1 victory.

The Meteors will host the Cyclones for their second meeting on April 24 at the Fort Erie Leisureplex.

The two teams with the best record will play for the Sutherland Cup.

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