CALEDONIA— So far, it’s been a smooth transition for rugged Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs rookie forward Kessler Skye. Making that transition from minor hockey, Skye not only brings an element of toughness to the Corvairs but also a scoring touch as seen by his four goals and 10 points in 30 games this year. “My experience
CALEDONIA— So far, it’s been a smooth transition for rugged Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs rookie forward Kessler Skye.
Making that transition from minor hockey, Skye not only brings an element of toughness to the Corvairs but also a scoring touch as seen by his four goals and 10 points in 30 games this year.
“My experience playing junior hockey has been one of the best experiences I’ve had in the game,” Skye said. “It’s definitely developing my game and helping me grow as a hockey player and I’m having a good time doing it with the environment around me.”
Riding the momentum of a five- game winning streak, the GOJHL first place Corvairs were home on Saturday, December 14th where on Food Bank/Teddy Bear Toss Night, they defeated St. Catharines by a 5-2 decision.
“My team’s performance was great,” Skye said. “We came out strong, and fast shutting the other team down quickly resulting in us being able to get the first goal and get a roll started.”
Heading into action, Skye did admit that there was a little bit of excitement among the team to score that first goal which of course signalled the opportunity for fans to throw their teddy bears on the ice.
“It was a cool experience seeing the teddy bears coming down and a relief to get the first goal out of the way,” Skye said. “It was a pretty intense competition in the room to see who was going to make them rain.”
Fans didn’t have to wait long to throw those bears as the Corvairs’ Zach Manazzone scored a little over two minutes into regulation for the game’s first goal.
St. Catharines would respond with consecutive tallies before Corvairs’ Nick Giunta scored with 50 seconds left in the first to make it a new game at 2-2.
“We have been on a great roll so far this season. Just a couple of losses we have to learn from,” Skye said. “Winning the championship in my first year would be awesome and would definitely be one of the best experiences in my career so far.”
Following a scoreless second Caledonia’s offence struck for three third period goals from Giunta with his second, Danyk Drouin and with 11 seconds remaining in regulation Aidan Hughes into an open net.
Less than 24 hours after this Saturday night win, the Corvairs were once again in action as they dropped a 5-4 road decision against the Pelham Panthers.