Corvairs keep tight grip on top spot

WELLAND – The second place Welland Canadians tried to close the gap between them Sunday in Welland, but the Corvairs’ constant pressure paid off with a 2-1 win to keep their 19 game winning streak alive.

Once again, Caledonia massively outshot their opponents 33-18. In the first period shots on goal were 12-5 in Caledonia’s favour but it ended 0-0 after the first 20 minutes of play.

Jordan Peacock finally scored on Welland goalie Marc Sinclair at 15:17 of the second frame.

Jack Fitzgerald evened the score with a powerplay goal at 9:28 of the third, but Matthew Hore was the hero with the game winner at 16:22 from Luke Sinclair and Justin Abraham.

With the league heading into the Christmas break soon, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs are sitting in a secure first place position in the Golden Horseshoe Conference after weekend wins in Welland, Sunday night and at home against Thorold Saturday night.

It was easy pickings against the Thorold Blackhawks Saturday night at the Haldimand Centre Arena as the league leaders trampled the 8-17-3 Blackhawks 6-0 outshooting them 59-13.

At times it looked more like a scrimmage than a game as Thorold only put up token resistance against the defending Sutherland Cup winners.

In the first period, Mitch Purdie, Kyle Tanev, and Todd Ratchford made a hill too high to climb for the stumbling Blackhawks. Caledonia peppered Ian Shorthouse with 26 shots in the first 20 minutes of play.

Meanwhile Brendan Polasek could have ordered in pizza at the other end, only being called upon to make two saves.

Nathan Gomes and Luke Sinclair added two more in the second, and Tyler Lepore put a lid on it in the third.

This coming Friday, Dec. 12th, and Saturday the Corvairs take another couple of swats at the Fort Erie Meteors in a home-and-home series beginning in Caledonia Friday night.

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