CALEDONIA – Finishing first overall in the GOJHL Jr. B rankings should be a good thing right? But general manager Brian Rizzetto and coach Mike Bullard are not too pleased with how the departure of the Thorold Blackhawks would impact the playoff matchups.
As it stands, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs will sit out the first round of the playoffs and wait for what happens in the conference semi-final. That means no game action, and for a very hot team the layoff could cool the furnace by the time they take on their next opponent.
“We might be down for three weeks,” says Rizzetto.
Saturday night in Pelham was more or less a points gathering exercise as they completed the season in Pelham against the last playoff berth holders, the Pelham Panthers.
The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs closed out the regular season with an east 8-0 win over the last playoff berth holders, the Pelham Panthers.
The game meant nothing in the final standings; it did offer them a last opportunity to use the Panthers as sparing partners heading into the playoffs.
Caledonia outshot the Panthers 53-12 with Bradley Van Schubert recording the shutout. Brandon Lindberg, Adam Craievich and Bailey Fletcher each put up two goals and two assists to power the win.
The Corvairs finished in first place in the division and the league with a 50 game record of 44 wins 5 losses one tie and no OT losses for 89 points, six points ahead of closest rivals, the St. Catharines Falcons with 83 points.
Lindberg lead the league in scoring with 109 points while missing six games this year, and Daniel Chenard topped all goaltenders with a 1.77 goals against average and a saves percentage of .922.