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Corvairs to battle Cyclones for Sutherland Cup

Corvairs to battle Cyclones for Sutherland Cup

CALEDONIA — On Wednesday the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs begin the last leg of a journey that began September 2017 with a 4-3 win over Elmira. Between then and Wednesday’s opening of the Sutherland Cup best-of-seven series against the Listowel Cyclones, Caledonia won 45 games, lost four and one OT loss for the best regular season

CALEDONIA — On Wednesday the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs begin the last leg of a journey that began September 2017 with a 4-3 win over Elmira. Between then and Wednesday’s opening of the Sutherland Cup best-of-seven series against the Listowel Cyclones, Caledonia won 45 games, lost four and one OT loss for the best regular season points total in the 26-team GOJHL, Jr. B’s.

The long playoff season began February 27th with a four-game sweep of the Fort Erie Meteors. It took five games to dispose of the Niagara Falls Canucks. The St. Catharines Falcons went down in four for the Conference Championship before pushing aside the Elmira Sugar Kings in four straight in the OHA semi-final round.

Listowel defeated London in the other conference finals to earn a shot at the Sutherland Cup, but will be up against a formidable foe in the Pro-Fit Corvairs.

In the regular season, the Listowel Cyclones finished first win the Midwestern Conference with 43 wins, five losses and three OT losses. In the playoffs, the Cyclones swept Guelph, won in seven games against Waterloo before seeping Elmira in the conference championships.

The Cyclones blew away London 4-2 in the semi-final round and will take a shot at the Sutherland Cup.

The Cyclones and the Corvairs have not met this season but judging by the statistics, this should be a fine series and by far the toughest challenge they have seen this season.

The Corvairs will have to keep a lid on Chayse Herrfort who leads Listowel in playoff points with 13 goals and 14 assists, as well as Cullen Mercer with 12 goals and 21 assists in 17 playoff appearances so far. Leading the Corvairs in playoff points is Adam Craievich with 10 goals and 22 assists, also in 17 games.

The teams are also closely matched in goals against and both have solid defensive squads and special teams, all adding up to what could be a long series.

SUTHERLAND CUP FINALS:

All games begin at 7:30

Wed. April 25 Listowel at Caledonia

Fri. April 27 Caledonia at Listowel

Sat. April 28 Listowel at Caledonia

Tues. May 1 Caledonia at Listowel

* Wed. May 2 Listowel at Caledonia

* Fri. May 4 Caledonia at Listowel

* Thurs. May 5 Listowel at Caledonia

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