CALEDONIA – The Caledonia Corvairs open the 2015 portion of the Jr. B hockey season in command of first place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference and first overall with an impressive 29-3-1 record, with goaltenders Brendan Polasek and Kevin Entmaa leading all goaltenders in first and second spots, respectively, and a top penalty killing percentage of 91.74%. Not a bad position to be in as they prepare to defend last year’s Sutherland Cup Championship.
The league statistics also show the balanced roster general manager Brian Rizzetto, with the help of head coach Mike Bullard, have fashioned again this year. Although well ahead of the rest of the league in almost every category, as far as in the scoring leaders column goes, the first Corvair name to appear is Matthew Hore, way down the list, tied for 17th spot with 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points. Next after that is Jake Brown in a five-way tie for 25th place.
This statistic, more than any other, proves how difficult it is to beat a team that can came at you with every line change with consistent firepower. Defensively, the Corvairs are equally balanced with the best goals against average in the league.
They bring all that back to the Haldimand Centre Arena Saturday, January 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. when the Pelham Panthers are in Caledonia to open the 2015 half of the season.
Sunday Jan. 4th, will be an important game as they travel to Welland to take on the second place Jr. Canadians.