The first cut is the deepest

CALEDONIA – It was a matchup of the first and the worst of the GOJHL Golden Horseshoe Conference, Sunday night at the Haldimand County Caledonia Centre with the Pro-Fit Corvairs and the Fort Erie Meteors.

Although the Corvairs won it 3-0, they faced a Fort Erie goalie playing probably the best game of his life. Brayden Lachance faced 46 shots by the first place Corvairs, but only three made the mark due to Lachance’s remarkable game.

In stark contrast Zach Moore was called upon only 15 times all night but stood up for the shut out win.

It was a nothing-nothing first period but even Lachance could not hold back the Caledonia tide all night as Corey Pawley and Mitchell Fitzmorris finally found the key to the Meteors’ net in the second. Ryan Punkari added another in the third.

The Corvairs bounced back from their first loss of the season to get back on the winning track.

The St. Catharines Falcons would love to beat the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs but they have not had that fortune very often in recent years, so when they handed the Corvairs their first defeat of the season (3-1) in St. Kitts, it felt especially good. But for the Corvairs it was especially hard to take.

But then, it’s not often any team can manage a season long winning streak. The loss stopped this year’s shot at a perfect season at 12 wins.

There was no scoring in the first period as the Corvairs outshot the Falcons 9-6. But in the second, Tyler Jackson and Phillip Chadder gave St Kitts a 2-0 lead. With seconds left in the frame, Jake Brown got one of them back to end the period 2-1 in favour of St. Catharines.

Nicholas Dozzi made it 3-1 only 15 seconds into the third period while the Falcon’s defense and goalie Joel Horodziejczyk held the Corvairs off for the rest of the game. Marc Sinclair took the loss in the Corvairs’ net.

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