CALEDONIA ‑ The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs are pulling away from the pack in the GOJHL Golden Horseshoe Conference after two games and two wins this past weekend. After 25 games played the Corvairs have 22 wins, one loss, one tie, and one OT loss for 46 points, 10 points ahead of the second place Ancaster Avalanche.
Sunday night in Welland, the Corvairs took on the Canadians and come out with a convincing 4-1 win after out-shooting their opponents 32-20.
Mitch Green accounted for the only goal of the first period, scored at 11:44 from Matthew Hore and Austin Brown.
Ryan Fitzgerald gave Welland some hope early in the second period, but Austin Brown and Daniel Volpe quickly quashed the excitement on the Welland bench.
The score remained 3-1 until 19:25 of the third period when Ryan Punkari popped one into the empty net to make it a 4-1 final.
Caledonia gave Welland several chances but the Canadian’s power play could only cash in on one of 11 odd man advantage situations. The Caledonia power play was good for one goal in 3 chances.
Saturday night in Caledonia, the Corvairs rolled over the Thorold Blackhawks 5-1. Thorold scored the only goal of the first period but the Corvairs owned the rest of the game, scoring five times in the second and protecting their 5-1 lead to the end.
Jake Brown scored twice, both on the power play, with Matthew Hore, Ryan Punkari, and Daniel Volpe scoring while playing even.
Mark Sinclair recorded both wins in the Corvairs goal.
As of Sunday, Corvairs’ Cory Pawley leads the league in scoring with 20 goals and 42 assists in 25 games played.
This week the Pro-Fit Corvairs travel to Niagara Falls to face the Canucks before returning to the Haldimand Centre Arena for a date with the Avalanche of Ancaster.