CALEDONIA – The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs entered Game #3 of the Sutherland Cup Jr. B Championships on Sunday, even in the series at one game apiece and ready to prove who had the goods to go all the way to the final prize.
LaSalle come out hot, outshooting the Corvairs 11-5, but Kevin Entmaa was just as hot turning back the Vipers every time to end the first period tied 0-0. Entmaa remained hot in the second period while Matthew Hore, Erick Delaurentis, and Cosimo Fontana went to work to build a 3-0 lead.
There were two third period penalties and two third period powerplay goals scored. Jordan Peacock and Connor Patton were called for tripping and slashing respectively and each time, the LaSalle powerplay made them pay. But it would not be enough as the Corvairs held on to win 3-2 and take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Earlier in the series, the Corvairs were snake bit 4-2 by the Vipers in Game #1 last week in Caledonia, with an empty netter doing the final damage in front of a large, stunned hometown crowd.
They seemed surprised by the speed and cohesion of the cross divisional opponents, but late in Game #2, played in LaSalle, they finally found the key to the Vipers cage to rally from a 3-2 deficit to a 6-4 win.
Scoring for Caledonia were Jake Brown, (2G,1A), Cosimo Fontana (2G), Jordan Peacock (1G), and Tyler Lepore.
Game #4 will be in LaSalle on Wednesday, April 29th, while Game #5 will be ready to go, back in Caledonia, on Friday, May 1st. The series shifts back to LaSalle for Game #6, on May 3rd, if necessary. Game #7, if necessary, will come back to the Haldimand Centre, May 5th.