CALEDONIA – In a rare Monday night game in Fort Erie, the Corvairs crushed the Meteors 7-0 while outshooting them, 46-14. Cory Brown led the offence with two goals and two assists.
Heading into the last week of the regular season, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs were overtaken by the surging St. Catharines Falcons.
The Corvairs had their chance to fight back their hold on first place in the Golden Horseshoe Division of the GOJHL on Friday night, in St. Catharines when the two top teams faced each other in a classic four-pointer game.
But the hockey gods had something else in mind, and the Falcons came out the 4-3 winners. The Corvairs and the Falcons looked like mirror images for most of the game. It was 1-1 after the first period and 2-2 after the second. Scoring for Caledonia were Jeffrey Malott and Cody Brown, both on the powerplay. For St. Catharines it was Yanni Rallis and Mark Rogers.
Cody Brown gave the Corvairs the third period lead at 5:02 with his second of the night.
Then bad tempers and worse penalties exacted their toll on the Corvairs in the third. With Jordan Peacock off for roughing, Ryan Doucette tied the game at 3-3 with a powerplay goal at 8:12.
Then at 12:45, Scott Dorian let something other than hockey get the best of him and was sent to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct. Forty-five seconds later, the St. Catharines Falcons were leading 4-3 with 5:30 remaining in the game.
St Catharines played down the clock to hang on for the very important win to make it a foot race to first to the end of the regular season.
Saturday Ancaster hosted the Corvairs and the Corvairs didn’t let that slip away. Although penalties still plague the team from the bench coach on out. Fortunately, Ancaster does not have a great powerplay and was only able to capitalize on one of the nine opportunities given to them.
Meanwhile, the Caledonia powerplay wasn’t running all cylinders either and they were only able to cash in on one of seven extra man opportunities.
But a win is a win, especially with the regular season schedule running down to its last week of action.
Mitch Brown accounted for the only goal of the first period when he scored at 9:16 from Cosimo Fontana and Justin Abraham.
Ryan Lewis countered for the Avalanche at 15:46 with Jake Brown off for high-sticking.
Caledonia dug deep in the third and they were rewarded with goals by Jordan Peacock at the seven-minute mark and Matt Quilty at 16:16. Connor Murphy and Kyler Nixon earned assists.