CALEDONIA – Even with a bench of so many new players, Coach Mike Bullard and his coaching staff have left little doubt that the 2015–2016 edition of the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs will be the team to beat if anyone else wants a sniff at the Sutherland Cup this spring.
So far in this early season, the two-time Cup winning Corvairs are 9-0 after defeating the league bottom dwellers, the Pelham Panthers 4-1 at the Haldimand Centre Caledonia Arena Saturday night.
Panthers’ goaltender Stephan Harvey was ridiculously good stopping 60 of 64 Corvairs shots while Marc Sinclair was fighting boredom at the other end of the ice facing a mere 14 shots. Without Harvey it would have easily been double digits, but the Corvairs just kept coming wave on wave and got enough pucks behind Harvey for the 4-1 win.
Pelham scored the first goal of the game with Thomas Young finding a loose puck in front of Sinclair at 4:31. Austin Brown got that one back before the end of the period assisted by Matt McCartney and Corey Pawley on a power play.
The Corvairs had a 20–3 shot advantage in the second period but could only beat Harvey once to take the second period lead. Mitch Green netted a power play goal from Austin Brown and Jake Brown.
Ryan Punkari and Mitchell Fitzmorris scored in the third to secure the Caledonia win and keep their perfect record intact.
Thursday night in Thorold, the Pro-Fit Corvairs downed the Black Hawks 5–1, capitalizing with three power play goals along the way. The teams were even after the first 20 minutes with Jake Brown connecting for Caledonia and Cosimo Amore finding the only Thorold goal of the game.
That would be just about it for the Black Hawks as Mackenzie MacSorley, Jake Brown Austin Brown and Matt McCartney made it a 5-1 final.
Niagara Falls will host the Corvairs this coming Friday, Oct 9th before returning home to face the Welland Canadians Saturday at 7:30, and then welcome Ancaster to Caledonia Monday night at 7:30.
It wasn’t for a lack of opportunities, but the 9-0 Caledonia Corvairs fired 64 shots at Pelham Panthers 0-9 goalie Stephan Harvey but could only score four, enough to win it 4-1. They beat Thorold 5-1 in Thorold to keep the Caledonia winning streak going. Photo by Jim Windle.
New Corvairs Captain Tait Seguin is stoned by Pelham goalie Stephan Harvey in Saturday night’s 4-1 win over the league bottom dwelling Pelham Panthers. The Pro-Fit Corvairs are now 9-0 in the early going of the GOJHL Jr. B schedule. Photo by Jim Windle.