By Darryl G. Smart
It may be a strange way to end a season, but the Caledonia Corvairs can take solace in knowing they won its final game of the season.
While Game 2 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Conference semifinal between the Corvairs and Hamilton Kilty B’s.
Hockey Canada issued a statement suspending all hockey activities until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The release reads: “Without question, this an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.
After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”
As such, all Minor Hockey, Junior Hockey, Senior and Women’s Hockey, including the OHF and Regional Championships and subsequent Hockey Canada sanctioned functions (year-end banquet, etc.) are suspended for the remainder of the season.
Further information will follow as it becomes available.
While the decision was being made, Colt Corpse netted the winner, less than a minute after Nolan Underwood scored for the Kilty B’s to tie things up.
The Corvairs won Game 2 of the best-of-seven series 3-2 in Hamilton.
Cole Tymkin got the Corvairs going in the first period, before tanner Brennecke gave his team a two-goal lead early in the second frame.
Nic Giamou got the Kilty B’s on the scoreboard, before Underwood and Corpse exchanged third-period goals.
Justin Easter had another big night between the pipes for the Kilty B’s, making 47 stops, while Aiden Hughes stopped 18.