CALEDONIA – The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs had a very busy and productive weekend, winning three games in three nights vaulting them into first place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference.
Sunday night’s 5-2 win in Welland displaced the Canadians from the top spot. Heading into this week’s schedule, the Corvairs lead with 29 points, one more than Welland, and three more than St. Catharines.
Welland and Caledonia exchanged a goal appease in the first and second periods before the Corvairs exploded with three unanswered goals in the third, which also featured a slug-out between Caledonia’s Tyler Lepore and Welland’s Andy Paul.
Saturday night, in Fort Erie, it was the methodical pressure of the Corvairs through all three periods that produced the win. It was 1-1 after 20 minutes, 3-1 after two, and 5-2 at the final buzzer.
All hell broke loose in the second period as hockey took a back seat to several on-ice battles and 127 minutes in penalties and five game misconducts. In total Caledonia received 87 minutes on 23 infractions and Fort Erie got 80 minutes on 19 infractions.
Halloween night was a nightmare for Ancaster netminders Matt Calas and Matthew Venturelli as the Caledonia Corvairs scared up a 6-2 win over the Avalanche in GOJHL hockey action at the Haldimand Arena. Calas faced 48 shots and Venturelli faced two in the 1:47 he was in the crease, for a game total of 50 shots.
Meanwhile Caledonia’s Brendan Polasek had to fight off boredom at the other end of the rink, being called upon only 12 times and, making 10 saves.
The ice sloped in Caledonia’s direction right from the opening face-off as Jake Brown, Todd Ratchford, Jordan Peacock, Tyler Lepore and Peacock again, made it 5-0 by the end of the first period. Connor Patton added another at 6:43 of the second for a 6-0 lead, which is how the period ended.
Both of Ancaster’s goals came in the third period, with Ben Hughes and Owen Burnell taking advantage of a cold Polasek who faced three shots in the first, four in the second and five in the third.
The Corvairs are off now until Saturday night when Pelham are the guests at the Haldimand Centre Arena. Game time is 7:30 pm.