By Darryl G. Smart
While all of the talk concerning the Caledonia Corvairs was the Ontario Hockey Association signing deadline acquisition of former London Knights forward Cole Tymkin, Tyler Burnie stole the spotlight Saturday.
Taking on the Hamilton Kilty B’s Junior Hockey Club at home, Burnie scored once in the second period and added a hat trick in the third to lead the Corvairs to a 5-3 victory.
Noah Caperchione netted the Corvairs first goal of the game in the first period, after the Kilty B’s took an early lead.
Eli Rivers and Jacob Macdonald gave the visitors that two goal lead, and Michael Marchesan added another in the third period.
On Thursday, newly acquired Anthony Aguanno made his Corvairs debut and had an assist in his team’s 5-2 win over the Thorold Blackhawks.
Nick Giunta was the offensive catalyst with a pair of goals, while Tanner Brennecke, Ryan Littlejohn, and Dylan D’Agonstino added one each.
Austin Jensen and Ben Varga responded for the Blackhawks.
Prior to the Ontario Hockey Association’s signing deadline, the Corvairs acquired Aguanno from the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs.
The defencemen didn’t have any recorded OHL stats this season, but had two goals and 14 assists in 54 games last season, after being dealt from the Guelph Storm.
Tymkin was acquired on the day of the deadline after the Knights released him during a flurry of deadline activity of their own.
This season with the Knights, Tymkin scored six goals and six assists in 33 games. Last season was his best in the OHL. He was the team’s assistant captain and had 22 goals and 25 assists.
The 33-3-0-1 Corvairs now lead the entire Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Saturday, they are on the road, when they take on the Fort Erie Jr B Meteors at 7:15pm.