CALEDONIA – Sunday night, in Welland, the Caledonia Corvairs outshot the Canadians, 52-20 in Sunday’s 5-1 win over Welland after burying Buffalo under 44-18 shots on their way to a 14-0 thrashing of the Buffalo Regals, Saturday night. That’s a total of 96 shots to 39 shots against.
Five different Corvairs contributed goals beginning with Sean O’Brien and Andrew Burns in the first period, TJ Hughes in the second, and Cal Davis and James Farmer-Valente scored in the third. Welland ruined Brandon McCorriston’s bid for a shut-out when Noah Blakely scored a powerplay goal for Welland in the second.
The Corvairs beat the Buffalo Regals Saturday night, but in this case the word “beat” takes on another meaning. They really beat them up, 14-0. The onslaught began early when Bobby Harrison breached the Buffalo defense at 1:12 of the first of three painful periods to watch if you came with the Regals.
It was 5-0 after 20 minutes, and 11-0 after two. Caledonia mercifully went easy on the beaten and bedraggled Regals in the third, only scoring three more.
They were not selfish at the feeding trough either. In all, 16 Corvairs earned points, led by Cal Davis with two goals and three assists. Caledonia newcomer, Cal Davis didn’t take long to make an impact after coming over from the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHA, Nov. 17.
The wins put a narrow one point between the first place Corvairs and the St. Catharines Falcons in second place, with St. Kitts holding a game in hand.
Adam Craievich leads the Corvairs in points heading into this weekend’s games., with19 goals and 14 assists in 21 games played.
This Saturday, Nov. 25, the St. Catharines Falcons are host Caledonia. St. Kitts comes in with a 17-4-0-2 record versus Caledonia’s 18-3-0-1 record and have a slight advantage in special teams. The Falcons powerplay unit is operating well at 27.3 per cent while Caledonia is 19.3 per cent. St. Kitts penalty killers have an 88.5 per cent success record while Caledonia PK’s percentage is 84.3 per cent. To win, the Corvairs must stay out of the box Saturday in St. Kitts.
Sunday, the Avalanche of Ancaster is in Caledonia at the Haldimand Centre. Game time is 7:30.