CALEDONIA… To put it simply, the Caledonia Coravirs dominated in what was a historic regular season.
Showcasing their talent, the first place Corvairs made an eye -popping statement by posting a 45-4-0-1 regular season record for 91 points which equals their franchise high that they set in the 2013/14 and 2017/18 campaigns.
Among those talented rookies playing a role in the team’s success was rugged forward Kessler Skye who impressed with seven goals and 14 points in 47 games along with 50 penalty minutes.
“Personally, I think I had a pretty awesome coaching staff and teammates that helped me learn and improve my game,” Skye said. “I have to say my biggest improvements would have to be my awareness with the puck at a faster pace game.”
Primed for a championship run, Caledonia had no trouble in the opening round as they swept in what was a best four out of seven the Buffalo Regals by scores of 7-1, 4-0, 2-1 before finishing things off on Monday, March 2nd with a series clinching 8-2 road win.
“Against a team like Buffalo we had strengths both offensively and defensively,’’ Skye said. “I do have to give credit to the goaltending for keeping them in the game.”
Continuing to steamroll the competition, Caledonia found themselves in full control of their second round series beginning what was also a best of seven format by taking the first two games by 2-0 and 3-2 decisions against the Hamilton Kilty B’s.
Unfortunately for the Corvairs and their fans, that championship quest came to an end when playoffs were officially shut down with the world wide serious outbreak of coronavirus.
“It was very disappointing knowing that we had a very good chance at winning the championship, especially since it was my first year at this level,” Skye said. “It would have been more rewarding to be able to play each round of the playoffs and hopefully would’ve won the championship.”