CALEDONIA — Thanksgiving Monday, the Caledonia Corvairs gave their fans a five period game against the Ancaster Avalanche at the Haldimand County Caledonia Centre. They never intended to, but the persistent Avs just refused to go down easily.
After almost two and a half hours from the opening faceoff, at 2:20 of the second overtime period, Jake Brown scored on a power play from Matthew Hore and Corey Pawley to send Caledonia fans home happy with a 5–4 win to remain the only team in the Jr. B’s yet to suffer a loss at 12–0.
Caledonia’s Corey Pawley scored the first goal of the game on his way to a 5 point game. Shots and chances were just about even after the first 20 minutes, but in the second, the Caledonia offence turned it on with a 22 shot period versus Ancaster’s 12. But even so, the score remained tied at 3–3 after 40 minutes.
Pawley scored his second of the night after a goalmouth scramble that put both the puck and Av’s goalie Matt Calas into the net.
A fancy spin-o-rama move in front of Marc Sinclare in the Corvair’s net by Ben Hughs was rewarded with the Av’s first goal of the game in the second.
There were lots of shots, lots of scoring, and lots of penalties in the second period which ended 4–3 for the Corvairs. In the third, Ancaster tied the game five minutes in where the score remained until just about 10 pm when the Corvairs ended the marathon.
Friday, Oct.16th, the Corvairs will be in St. Catharines to face the Falcons before returning home to meet the Meteors of Fort Erie, Sunday night at 7:30.
Saturday night at the Haldimand County Caledonia Centre, the Welland Canadians were the victims of the Corvairs’ awesome power with a 4–1 Caledonia win, keeping the perfect season intact.
The game turned into an all-out brawl in the third period with several names on the fight card including Todd Ratchford, Tait Seguin, Matt McCartney, Jonathan Pace, Mike Moran and Ryan Punkari for Caledonia, with Cole Hamilton, Chad Maurice, Derek Low, Nicholas Boemer, and Jeff Williams for Welland taking part.
In total there were 47 minutes on 21 infractions handed out to Welland while Caledonia amassed 70 minutes on 29 infractions, most of them in the third period.
There was no scoring in the first period but Austin Brown broke the tie on a power play from Jake Brown and Blake Luscombe at 2:28 of the second period.
Mitchell Fitzmorris made it 2–-0 from Quentin Maksimovich and Mackenzie MacSorley. Before the fights broke out, Corey Pawley scored twice, both on power plays. Late in the game Welland added a goal for the 4–1 final.
Friday night, Niagara fell 7–5 to the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs in the Cataract City. The Corvairs had the territorial edge all night but the Canucks kept pace on the scoresheet, 1–1 after the first period, and 2–2 after 40 minutes.
In the third, Zack Lansfield gave the Canucks the lead 15 seconds in. That unleashed a Caledonia four-goal string with Matt McCartney, Jake Brown, Mackenzie MacSorley and Matt Rimac scoring. Niagara scored one more for the 7–5 final score.
Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs’ Corey Pawley scores the hard way early in the second period in a scramble that put both the puck and Ancaster goalie Matt Calas in the net, in that order. Photo by Jim Windle
The 2015–16 Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs are 12–0 after a busy week in the GOJHL defeating Welland, Niagara and Ancaster. The Corvairs are looking for their third straight Sutherland Cup with a lineup with many new faces. Photo by Jim Windle.