CALEDONIA – Family Day Monday at the Haldimand Centre Arena culminated in a huge third period comeback by the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs to take a 6-4 win after falling behind 4-2 after the first two periods.
The Avalanche buried the Corvairs 3-0 by the 13-minute mark of the game with Owen Burnell taking credit for the first two and Zach Bramwell on a powerplay. After the second intermission, and after a penalty filled second period, in which Ancaster added another goal, the Corvairs returned to the ice like a whole new team and were rewarded with four unanswered third period goals.
Defenseman Mitchell Devins-Cann scored his fourth of the season at 13:08. He along with Bradley Van Schubert then set up Trent Mallette to tie the game at 4-4. Adam Craievich and Holden Hrysko scored 50 seconds apart late in the period for the 8-6 win.
Caledonia will complete its regular season schedule this Friday night at the Haldimand Centre Arena in Caledonia at 7:30 p.m. against the Pelham Panthers.
The Panthers caught a break when the Thorold Blackhawks ceased operations last week, which guaranteed Pelham a playoff berth.
The late season departure of the Blackhawks necessitated some schedule contortions, which left the Corvairs with a “buy” for the first round, something general manager Brian Rizzetto and coach Mike Bullard are not exactly happy with.
“We could be sitting out for three weeks,” says Rizzetto. “With a hot team like this one I’d rather just jump into the playoffs.”