CALEDONIA – The Leamington Flyers, with their backs firmly up against the wall, made a game of it Friday night at the Haldimand Centre Arena, but in the end the defending Sutherland Cup Champions, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs, eliminated the Flyers with a 2-1, Game #5 win.
They move on now to face the LaSalle Vipers, who defeated the Elmira Sugar Kings 3-1 in Game #7 to secure their position in the other semi-final series.
Leamington took a 1-0 first period lead on a goal scored by Zack Guilbeault at 8:14.
Kevin Entmaa closed the door at that point and held his ground, while Cosimo Fontana and Jordan Peacock put the Corvairs in front in the second period. There was no scoring in the third as both goalies provided play-off style net minding.
The Corvairs have been dominant again this season finishing the regular schedule miles ahead of the pack and are the favorites to repeat as Sutherland Cup champions, however, anything can happen in the game of hockey, especially with a cross-divisional team you know little about.
Sutherland Cup Play-off schedule: To come Tuesday