CALEDONIA – The Jr. B hockey season, the Caledonia Corvairs have a formula-built team consisting of four lines, all capable of scoring.
A powerful power play and penalty killers along with solid goaltending. Once again this season, the Corvairs are massively outshooting their opponents on the way to 20 wins in 24 starts.
The Corvairs now have 20 wins, three losses and an OT loss moving towards the all-star break, good enough for top spot in the Golden Horseshoe Conference with 41 points. Niagara Falls and St. Kitts are tied for second with 38 points but both have played one game more than the Corvairs as of Monday.
“Actually I am following owner Kenny Hill’s direction,” said general manager Brian Rizzetto. “He said, there is no need for superstars if everyone plays their roles as a team, and he is right. We want a team that can play any style of game necessary to win.”
To be a Corvair, you will have to learn your role and play it the best of your ability.
“The guys are starting to understand and accept their roles,” Rizzetto adds.
Weekend wins have put more distance between the Corvairs and the second place St. Catharines Falcons.
The Caledonia trend continued as the Corvairs buried Ancaster under 46 shots with Brandon McCorriston facing 27 shots at the other end, Sunday.
Josh DeFarias and Yianni Skropolis scored back to back power play goals late in the first period.
Benjamin Woodhouse surprised Caledonia with the Av’s first goal of the night, 29 seconds into the second period to make it 2-1, but Owen Lane got that back at 12:29, with a short handed goal, unassisted, at 12:29.
Griffin Roubos and Jesse Barwell closed out the scoring with the Corvairs taking the two points with a 4-2 win.
The Corvairs needed a good showing Saturday night against the visiting St. Catharine Falcons Saturday, and they got it with a convincing 5-2 win over the second place rivals.
The Corvairs set the pace early with goals by Joshua DeFarias and TJ Hughes’ power play goal at 19:16 put the Falcons behind 2-0, outshot 13-6.
It was more of the same in the second with period with Hughes’ second of the game at 8:54 and Sean O’Brien scoring at 9:17. Tanner Ferreina put the Falcons into the game at 18:19 to end the period with Caledonia winning 4-1.
Griffin Roubos made it 5-1 in the third, before Matt Busby scored an extra man goal for St. Kitts at 13:06, but that is as far as they would get as the game ended 5-2 in Caledonia’s favour.
Corvairs’ goalie Brandon McCorriston got the win making 19 saves against his former teammates.
This week’s games include a tiff with the Thorold Blackhawks, Thursday night in Thorold, then Saturday the Corvairs will face a challenge from the second place Niagara Canukes, at the HCA, at 7:30. Sunday, Dec. 3rd, Caledonia heads to Plenham to face the Panthers.