Pro-Fit Corvairs clinch league season title

CALEDONIA ‑ The big news this week in the Greater Ontario Jr. B Hockey League is the Caledonia Corvairs lost a hockey game, only it’s second loss of the season. The Pro-Fit Corvairs lost Saturday night, at home, to the Niagara Falls Canukes, who are 26 points behind the league leaders.

After two periods of scoreless action where Caledonia’s Mark Sinclair and Niagara’s Adam Dentico put on a show, Blake Luscombe broke the ice on a powerplay at 1:17 of the third.

Except for a 31 second power failure, the Corvairs would likely have hung on for the win, but quick two Niagara goals and Caledonia’s inability to beat Dentico conspired serve the Corvairs the bitter taste of defeat they are not accustomed to.

Canukes Peter Falvina and Matthew Marsden caught the Corvairs sleeping at 11:32 and again at 11:53. That would be enough to take the two points and slap their hosts in the face in front of a hometown crowd.

Sunday night the Corvairs responded with a solid 8-3 win over the Welland Canadians to get back on the winning track.

Behind a two goal, two assist effort by Corey Pawley, the Covairs came out hot building a 4-0 lead by the 6:33 mark of the second period with goals by Quentin Maksimovivh, Mitch Graham, Tyler Hill and a short hander by Corey Pawley.

Welland battled back in the last half of the period to cut the lead to Caledonia 4-3 heading into the third period.

Still stinging from the Friday night loss, the Corvairs upped the anti and poured it on in the third with goals by Hill and Graham and Pawley each scoring their second of the game along with a Davis Brown goal to overwhelm the Canadians and wash the bitter taste of defeat from their mouths.

Mark Sinclair registered his 31st win of the campaign in the Corvairs net.

The regular season ended Monday afternoon with an opportunity for the Corvairs players to fatten up their personal stats against the hapless Pelham Panthers whom they annihilated 17-1 in their last outing.

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