Corvairs on top after impressive wins

CALEDONIA – The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs secured their hold on first place in the GOJHL Golden Horseshoe Conference Saturday night with an impressive 6-1 win over the second place Welland Canadians.

The win gave Caledonia a five-point advantage over Welland as of Saturday night. Welland and third place St. Catharines faced each other Sunday.

The Corvairs were strong right at the face-off while the Canadians looked like they were struggling all night.

Todd Ratchford connected on a powerplay at 4:42 from Kyle Tanev and Matthew Hore. Connor Patton followed that at 5:21 from Jacob Bush and Connor Bramwell to complete the first period, with Caledonia leading 2-0 on the scoreboard and 11-5 in shots on goal.

Buch made it 3-0 at 3:30 of the second period from Patton and Riley Vanhorne. Three minutes later, Tanev added Caledonia’s fourth unanswered goal from Jasyme Forslund and Anton Trubin.

Hore increased the lead to 5-0 at 5:41 of the third from Tanev and Trubin before Matt Cuglietta broke the goose egg for Welland at 6:08 with a pass from Cristian DiFonzo and Jack Fitzgerald. Mitch Purdie put the last mark on the game sheet at 8:06 from Jordan Peacock and Bramwell for the 6-1 win.

The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs’ ownership of Pelham continued Friday night with a 10-1 Caledonia win in Pelham. Caledonia took a 6-0 first period lead on goals scored by Todd Ratchford, Matthew Hore, Connor Patton, Anton Trubin, Jacob Bush and Jake Brown.

The scoring continued in the second when Connor Bramwell, Austin McEneny and Brown built up a 9-0 lead after two periods.

Pelham fans had one chance to cheer, and that was at 7:45 of the third period, when Anthony Sorrentino spoiled Brendan Polasek’s bid for a shut out. Kyle Tanev made it double digits at 15:07. The Corvairs outshot the Pelham by a 50-15 margin.

The Corvairs are now off until Saturday, Nov. 22nd, when they host Thorold at the Haldimand Centre Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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