Late surge pushes Corvairs past Avalanche

GOJHL_logoA pair of third period goals gave Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs a 3-1 Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B victory over the Ancaster Avalanche in front of 257 fans on Boots and Skirts Country Night Saturday (Feb. 15) at the Morgan Firestone Arena.

The teams skated through two periods tied at a goal each until Caledonia’s Jordan Peacock cashed in on a mental lapse by goalkeeper Matt Calas seven minutes into the third period while the Corvairs were on a powerplay at the time.

Ten minutes later Matt Quilty iced the game for Caledonia. Mitch Brown added the other Caledonia goal.

Ryan Lewis scored Ancaster’s lone goal on a second period powerplay.

Ancaster was outshot 31-24.

On Sunday (Feb. 16), the Avs play the Junior Canadians in the Welland Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 they travel to the Gaylord Powless Arena to play the Corvairs at 7:30 p.m. They end the regular season schedule with back-to-back games on Feb. 22-23 against the Niagara Falls Canucks and the Port Colborne Pirates. The Feb. 22 starts at 7:30 p.m., while the Feb. 23rd game, rescheduled from Dec. 14, goes at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb.22 is Ancaster Fan Appreciation Night featuring prizes, live entertainment, and more.

Scoring summary

Period 1
Caledonia – Mitch Brown (Cosimo Fontana, Justin Abraham) 9:16

Ancaster – Max Balinson – (Tripping) 6:41
Caledonia – Ryan Blunt – (Cross Checking) 11:26
Ancaster – Zach Nieminen – (Tripping) 17:13
Caledonia – Todd Ratchford – (Roughing) 19:31

Period 2
Ancaster – Ryan Lewis (power play) (Luke Zupan, Blake Luscombe) 15:46
Ancaster – Luke Zupan – (Head Contact) 2:12
Ancaster – Luke Zupan – (Head Contact, misconduct) 10MIN, 2:12
Caledonia – Cosimo Fontana – (Holding) 5:55
Caledonia – Chance MacDonald – (Interference) 11:10
Caledonia – Jayme Forslund – (Cross Checking) 12:21
Caledonia – Jake Brown – (High Sticking, double minor) 14:45

Period 3
Caledonia – Jordan Peacock (power play) (unassisted) 7:00
Caledonia – Matt Quilty (Connor Murphy, Kyler Nixon) 17:16

Ancaster – Brett Farrelly – (Tripping) 5:12
Ancaster – Jake Bain – (Slashing) 8:45
Ancaster – Blake Luscombe – (Head Contact) 9:16
Ancaster – Blake Luscombe – (Head Contact, misconduct) 10 MIN, 9:16
Caledonia – Jayme Forslund – (Slashing) 18:13