CALEDONIA – If there was any hope left in the Port Colborne dressing room, it was removed after Sunday afternoon’s 14-2 destruction of the Pirates at home in Port Colborne.
To rub salt into the embarrassing loss, Caledonia’s goalie, Colin Furlong, faced only two more shots than his teammates scored at the other end of the ice. Caledonia recorded 55 shots.
After pounding the Pirates 7-0 in Game #1 of the first round of the GOJHL Golden Horseshoe Conference, the Corvairs seemed to almost lose interest in their Port Colborne opponents in Game #2.
Although the game was never really in jeopardy, the Pirates were game enough to take advantage of a few Caledonia mental errors to make the game look closer than it actually was.
Caledonia outshot the Pirates 54-17, but goalie Colin Furlong and his defense seemed to be someplace else for most of the game.
Caledonia’s penalty killers were only batting .500, allowing three goals in six short-handed situations. Meanwhile, the Corvairs’ powerplay sputtered with two goals in eight chances.
Brier Jonathan opened the scoring with his first of two of the night. Cody Brown made it 2-0 at 10:33 before Port Colborne scored it’s first, at 12:45 with Brandon Cullin beating Furlong.
Cosimo Fontana got that one back at 16:10, to end the first period with Caledonia leading 3-1, after outshooting the Pirates 18-4.
Port Colborne netted two back-to-back second period powerplay goals scored by Quinn Geddes and Joseph Dagostino to tie the game at 3-3.
Justin Abraham and Jonathan restored the two-goal cushion by the end of the second period.
Each team traded two goals each in the third. Caledonia’s Jordan Peacock and Cody Brown scored for the winners and Ryall Ledyard and Brock Ackerman scored for the Pirates.
Game #4 was played Monday evening back in Caledonia, beginning at 7:30 pm. If a Game #5 is necessary, it will be played in Port Colborne, Wednesday, Mar.5th, at 7:30 pm.