Corvairs show plenty of character in rebound win over Canucks

Sports Nov 13, 2017 by Darryl Smart The Sachem

Character is something Mike Bullard always talks about when building his hockey teams. And on Saturday, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs showed a ton of it, beating the Niagara Falls Canucks 2-1 at the Haldimand County Caledonia Community Centre.

A night after a disappointing effort in a 6-3 road loss to the St. Catharines Falcons, Jesse Barwell’s goal in overtime completed the bounce back effort the Corvairs were looking for.

“This was huge, especially after last night,” Barwell said. “They’re one of the top-three teams in this league. We’re all battling for the top spot so these two points were huge.”

After Frank Pucci gave the Canucks a lead with 42 seconds left in the first period, Sean O’Brien tied things up three minutes into the third period.

While rookie goalie Pierce Charleson was very impressive in an 18-save effort, his teammates fires 37 at Zach Moore.

Though it’s November and there’s plenty of hockey left in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season, Barwell admitted that Saturday’s game was as close to a must-win as it gets.

“We were more discipline tonight. We didn’t bring the discipline the night before, and we didn’t bring a good defensive effort,” Barwell said. “Tonight everyone was locked in. This was a game we all wanted and in the second and third period, everyone locked it down.

“Recently we’ve been struggling a little bit, but there’s been a lot of positive energy,” he said. “A game like this only gives you confidence.”

It certainly is a credit to the character in the dressing room.

“It’s pretty easy to get negative, but one of the strongest things we’ve done is stay positive,” Barwell said. “Like anything, sometimes you just have to forget about what happened and focus on the task at hand. It’s hard to forget about a loss like last night. But you have to reset.

“A game like this shows character,” he said. “It’s not only an overtime win against one of the top teams in the league, it’s a bounce back game after a tough loss. The big thing is you just have to keep battling. In a game like this we weren’t getting the bounces but we kept at it and good things came. A big part of our team is character and tonight we didn’t give up.”

On Friday, the Falcons struck twice in the second period and twice again in the third period to pull away from the Corvairs.

Adam Craievich led the Corvairs charge, scoring a pair of goals in the first period.

Tanner Ferreira and Mitch Pellarin led the Falcons with two goals each, while Dakota Miskolczi, and Tyler MacArthur pitched in with one goal each.

With the bounce back win, the Corvairs improve to 16-3-0-1 and are tied with the Canucks at the top of the GOJHL’s Golden Horseshoe Conference with 33 points. The Falcons sit one point behind them with a 15-4-0-2 record.

Saturday, the Corvairs host the Buffalo Regals at 7:30 p.m., before hitting the road Sunday against the Welland Jr. Canadians.

 

ICE CHIPS: Jamey Lauzon’s absence Saturday was noticeable. The Corvairs captain served a one-game suspension for his part in a fight Friday against the Falcons. Mark Bzowey and Bailey Fletcher were also out of the lineup.

 

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Corvairs show plenty of character in rebound win over Canucks

Sports Nov 13, 2017 by Darryl Smart The Sachem

Character is something Mike Bullard always talks about when building his hockey teams. And on Saturday, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs showed a ton of it, beating the Niagara Falls Canucks 2-1 at the Haldimand County Caledonia Community Centre.

A night after a disappointing effort in a 6-3 road loss to the St. Catharines Falcons, Jesse Barwell’s goal in overtime completed the bounce back effort the Corvairs were looking for.

“This was huge, especially after last night,” Barwell said. “They’re one of the top-three teams in this league. We’re all battling for the top spot so these two points were huge.”

After Frank Pucci gave the Canucks a lead with 42 seconds left in the first period, Sean O’Brien tied things up three minutes into the third period.

While rookie goalie Pierce Charleson was very impressive in an 18-save effort, his teammates fires 37 at Zach Moore.

Though it’s November and there’s plenty of hockey left in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season, Barwell admitted that Saturday’s game was as close to a must-win as it gets.

“We were more discipline tonight. We didn’t bring the discipline the night before, and we didn’t bring a good defensive effort,” Barwell said. “Tonight everyone was locked in. This was a game we all wanted and in the second and third period, everyone locked it down.

“Recently we’ve been struggling a little bit, but there’s been a lot of positive energy,” he said. “A game like this only gives you confidence.”

It certainly is a credit to the character in the dressing room.

“It’s pretty easy to get negative, but one of the strongest things we’ve done is stay positive,” Barwell said. “Like anything, sometimes you just have to forget about what happened and focus on the task at hand. It’s hard to forget about a loss like last night. But you have to reset.

“A game like this shows character,” he said. “It’s not only an overtime win against one of the top teams in the league, it’s a bounce back game after a tough loss. The big thing is you just have to keep battling. In a game like this we weren’t getting the bounces but we kept at it and good things came. A big part of our team is character and tonight we didn’t give up.”

On Friday, the Falcons struck twice in the second period and twice again in the third period to pull away from the Corvairs.

Adam Craievich led the Corvairs charge, scoring a pair of goals in the first period.

Tanner Ferreira and Mitch Pellarin led the Falcons with two goals each, while Dakota Miskolczi, and Tyler MacArthur pitched in with one goal each.

With the bounce back win, the Corvairs improve to 16-3-0-1 and are tied with the Canucks at the top of the GOJHL’s Golden Horseshoe Conference with 33 points. The Falcons sit one point behind them with a 15-4-0-2 record.

Saturday, the Corvairs host the Buffalo Regals at 7:30 p.m., before hitting the road Sunday against the Welland Jr. Canadians.

 

ICE CHIPS: Jamey Lauzon’s absence Saturday was noticeable. The Corvairs captain served a one-game suspension for his part in a fight Friday against the Falcons. Mark Bzowey and Bailey Fletcher were also out of the lineup.

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

twitter.com/darrylsmart1

Corvairs show plenty of character in rebound win over Canucks

Sports Nov 13, 2017 by Darryl Smart The Sachem

Character is something Mike Bullard always talks about when building his hockey teams. And on Saturday, the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs showed a ton of it, beating the Niagara Falls Canucks 2-1 at the Haldimand County Caledonia Community Centre.

A night after a disappointing effort in a 6-3 road loss to the St. Catharines Falcons, Jesse Barwell’s goal in overtime completed the bounce back effort the Corvairs were looking for.

“This was huge, especially after last night,” Barwell said. “They’re one of the top-three teams in this league. We’re all battling for the top spot so these two points were huge.”

After Frank Pucci gave the Canucks a lead with 42 seconds left in the first period, Sean O’Brien tied things up three minutes into the third period.

While rookie goalie Pierce Charleson was very impressive in an 18-save effort, his teammates fires 37 at Zach Moore.

Though it’s November and there’s plenty of hockey left in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season, Barwell admitted that Saturday’s game was as close to a must-win as it gets.

“We were more discipline tonight. We didn’t bring the discipline the night before, and we didn’t bring a good defensive effort,” Barwell said. “Tonight everyone was locked in. This was a game we all wanted and in the second and third period, everyone locked it down.

“Recently we’ve been struggling a little bit, but there’s been a lot of positive energy,” he said. “A game like this only gives you confidence.”

It certainly is a credit to the character in the dressing room.

“It’s pretty easy to get negative, but one of the strongest things we’ve done is stay positive,” Barwell said. “Like anything, sometimes you just have to forget about what happened and focus on the task at hand. It’s hard to forget about a loss like last night. But you have to reset.

“A game like this shows character,” he said. “It’s not only an overtime win against one of the top teams in the league, it’s a bounce back game after a tough loss. The big thing is you just have to keep battling. In a game like this we weren’t getting the bounces but we kept at it and good things came. A big part of our team is character and tonight we didn’t give up.”

On Friday, the Falcons struck twice in the second period and twice again in the third period to pull away from the Corvairs.

Adam Craievich led the Corvairs charge, scoring a pair of goals in the first period.

Tanner Ferreira and Mitch Pellarin led the Falcons with two goals each, while Dakota Miskolczi, and Tyler MacArthur pitched in with one goal each.

With the bounce back win, the Corvairs improve to 16-3-0-1 and are tied with the Canucks at the top of the GOJHL’s Golden Horseshoe Conference with 33 points. The Falcons sit one point behind them with a 15-4-0-2 record.

Saturday, the Corvairs host the Buffalo Regals at 7:30 p.m., before hitting the road Sunday against the Welland Jr. Canadians.

 

ICE CHIPS: Jamey Lauzon’s absence Saturday was noticeable. The Corvairs captain served a one-game suspension for his part in a fight Friday against the Falcons. Mark Bzowey and Bailey Fletcher were also out of the lineup.

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

twitter.com/darrylsmart1