The taking of Pelham

CALEDONIA – After a scoreless first period, despite outshooting the visiting Pelham Pirates 16-7 Saturday night at the Haldimand Arena, the first place and defending Sutherland Cup Champions Pro-Fit Corvairs found the key to Tynan Lauziere’s cage and eventually built up a 6-0 final score for their 15th win in 18 starts.

Lauziere was a busy young man as the Corvairs eventually registered 50 shots on him while holding the visitors to only 16.

Daniel Puglese opened the door at 3:17, assisted by Connor Patton and Jacob Buch, which Connor Bramwell followed on a power play, 47 seconds later, assisted by Mitch Purdie and Kyle Tanev.
Purdie closed out the second period on another power play at 14:02 with assists going to Jordan Peacock and Bramwell.

Bramwell kept the steam up at 5:05 and made it a 4-0 game from Peacock and Purdie. Nathan Gomes added another at 7:51, assisted by Patton and Corvairs goalie, Kevin Entmaa, who earned the shut out. Bramwell made it a hat-trick at 18:05 with Caledonia’s third power play goal.

The Corvairs’ talent talent-loaded bench is producing headaches for opposition coaches again this year, who are trying to match lines with a team that is just about as dangerous with all four of its lines. The Pproof of that is in the statistics, where, despite being in first place and scoring 80 goals so far this year, the first Corvairs name on the league’s top scoring list is Matthew Hore, who is in 8th place with 26 points. The next is Jordan Peacock in 27th place.

The Corvairs were without Tyler Lepore, who was still serving a five game suspension for his part in a brawl last week.

The Corvairs will feed on Pelham again this coming Friday night in Pelham as the division’s best faces its worst. The Pirates are still looking for their third win of the season in 20 starts.

But tThis Saturday night in Caledonia, the Corvairs will host a showdown with the second place Welland Canadians, who are breathing down Caledonia’s neck.

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