Corvairs earn 8 points in four games this week

CALEDONIA – It was a very busy and productive week for the Caledonia Corvairs. Caledonia continued to build a fortress around their first place position with four straight wins that give them an eight point lead.

Thanks to those points, the Pro-Fit Corvairs now ride the crest of the 26 team league with 54 points. Welland is six points behind in second place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference.

On Sunday, Caledonia capped off a perfect week with a 7-0 battering of the Fort Erie Meteors. The Corvairs started slowly, scoring the only goal of the first period with Ryan Blunt’s shorthanded goal at 6:34.

Two more by Matthew Hore and Jake Brown, and a powerplay marker by Nathan Gomes, put the game out of reach for the Meteors. Tyler Lepore put the exclamation point on the game in the third.

The embarrassment of being outshot 57-15 frustrated the Meteors, turning a rather meaningless game into a battleground in the second period. In all, Fort Erie was assessed 54 minutes in penalties and the Corvairs were given 28 minutes.

On Saturday night in Ancaster, the Corvairs made it three straight wins with a 6-4 win over the Avalanche. On the strength of a four-goal first period, the Corvairs had enough of a cushion to fend off Ancaster the rest of the way.

Jake Brown led the way with two goals and two assists, with single goals going to Jamie Forslund, Cosimo Fontana, Anton Trubin and Auston McEneny.

The Corvairs took a 4-1 lead in the first but the Av’s chipped one goal back as they outscored Caledonia 2-1 to make it a 5-3 game after 40 minutes. Ancaster opened the third period with Blake Luscombe’s marker at 1:40, but Jake Brown got that back at 14:12 for the 6-4 final.

Last Tuesday, the Corvairs demolished the third place St. Catharines Falcons 8-1, embarrassing their hosts at the Jack Gatecliff Rink. Cosimo Fontana led the Caledonia charge with two goals and two assists. Jordan Peacock added two goals. Connor Patton, Jake Brown, Matthew Hore, and Todd Rathford also scored for the winners. Tyler Jackson scored the lone Falcons’ goal.

Friday night in Niagara Falls, Caledonia doubled up on the Canucks, ending the game with a decisive 6-3 win. Six Corvairs contributed goals in a feisty affair with 130 minutes in penalties, assessed by referees Kyle Barclay and Eric Robertson.
Mitch Purdie, Connor Bramwell, Anton Trubin, Jake Brown, Riley Vanhorne and Connor Patton all added a notch to their individual scoring stats, while Brendan Polasek earned the win in goal.

This week’s work schedule begins for the Corvairs with a home and home series beginning Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Thorold, followed by Saturday’s home game versus the Blackhawks. Sunday, they take on the Welland Canadians in Welland.

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