CATHARINES – The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs put a little rust on the blades over the holiday break, but once cleared away the Corvairs started the new year the same way they closed 2016 way back on December 21st, 2016, when they hammered the Ancaster Avalanche 7-0.
The Corvairs battled back from a 3-0 deficit in St. Catharines Friday night to stay ahead of the second place Falcons and put another two-point cushion between themselves and the Falcons.
Following the poor start and a nervous Bradley Van Schubert starting his first game in goal as a Corvairs, Caledonia put it together in the second period when Adam Craievich and Mitchell Devins-Cann took a big chunk out of the Falcons’ lead. Bailey Fletcher and Guy Polillo added two more in the third to take a narrow one goal advantage, which Van Schubert protected the rest of the way to secure the 4-3 Caledonia win.
The next night in Fort Erie, the Corvairs took the better end of a 5-0 shut out final score as Caledonia worked all four lines spreading the points across the roster.
There was no scoring in the first period but in the second, Trent Mallette, Quinton Maksimovich and Christian Monachino combines for a 3-0 lead heading into the third period.
Brandon Lindberg and a second goal by Mallette locked down the 5-0 final.
There is only one game scheduled this week for the Corvairs who will host the Thorold Blackhawks, Saturday night, Jan. 14th at 7:30 p.m.
The win over St. Catharines was especially important as the second half of the season kicks off.
The new year wins have secured first place for the Corvairs who hold a 32-4-1-0 record for 65 points. St. Kitts are eight points behind with 57 points followed by Niagara Falls with 48 points.