CALEDONIA The Caledonia Pro-fit Corvairs closed out the week in Ancaster Saturday night with a 3-1 win over the Avalanche to improve their record to 3-2. There is no question that the Caledonia offence is putting a lot of rubber on the opposition nets, but they didn’t get rewarded as much as their 83 shots on goal should indicate.
Nonetheless, the Corvairs did move beyond the .500 mark despite solid goal tending by the opposition.
Caledonia outshot Ancaster 18-7 in the first period but went to the dressing room with only a one-goal lead. Matthew Hore delivered on a powerplay at 12:29 from Tyler Lepore and Nathan Gomes.
Justin Abraham and Riley Vanhorne scored in the second period for Caledonia while Kevin Entmaa held the door closed to Ancaster by standing up to only 5 shots.
Each team had 8 shots in the third with Brett Farrelly breaking the Entmaa’s shutout bid at 8:46.
Thursday night at the Haldimand Centre was just one of those nights when theHockey Gods were not smiling on the Corvairs. After 58 minutes and 48 seconds of scoreless hockey, a routine holding penalty was all it took to make the difference in earning the visiting Fort Erie Meteors a 1-0 win over the host Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs. With Caledonia’s Jayme Forslund in the penalty box, Richard DeMarco connected for Fort Erie with the only goal of the game, coming on the ensuing powerplay.
Earning the win, and earning it well, was Fort Erie goaltender Liam Conway who turned aside all 39 Caledonia shots he faced while Caledonia’s Brendan Polasek stopped 14 of the 15 shots he was called upon to handle.
The puck was rarely in the Caledonia end of the ice, and when it was, the Corvair defense kept the shots mostly from the outside.
The loss certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying. The Corvairs dominated the game in every statistic except the most important one.
The Corvairs are next playing on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, with a trip into Thorold to face the Black Hawks. They will then be hosting the first place St. Catharines Falcons on Saturday, Oct. 4th, at 7:30pm.