By Darryl G. Smart
It’s safe to say that Ethan Doyle has found his offensive groove, and so has the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs.
The 20-year-old forward from Whitby completed a six-point weekend by scoring the winning goal Sunday leading the Corvairs to a 2-1 victory over the Welland Jr. Canadians in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action.
Doyle’s goal midway through the final frame and 31 saves from Hayden Dunford was the difference for the Corvairs. Zack DiCesare scored his fifth goal of the season midway through the first period to give the Corvairs a lead. Nathan Duplessis replied for the Jr. Canadians one minute into the third period.
On Saturday at home, Doyle scored two goals and added three assists, while his team fired 55 shots on net in a 8-2 win over the Niagara Falls Canucks.
Doyle scored both of his goals in the first period, while Daniel Moro, Michael Barker and Calvin Crombie added one each in the frame. Zach Mambella had the only Canucks response.
DiCesare and Kyle Cupolo exchanged goals in the second period, before Mason Mantzavrakos and Noah Baltzer added to the lead in the third.
Ethan Langevin got the win between the pipes making 22 stops.
The Corvairs are now 7-4-0-1 in the GOJHL’s Golden Horseshoe Conference. This weekend they host the Jr. Canadians Saturday and Fort Erie Meteors Sunday at 7:30pm.
Bandits drop a pair
The Brantford Bandits couldn’t get the offence going, dropping a 2-0 decision to the Listowel Cyclones Friday in GOJHL Midwest Conference action.
Cory Jewitt and Kian Harron scored for the Cyclones, while Dixon Grimes earned the shutout thanks to his 20 saves.
Vyacheslav Gordeichuk made 25 stops in a losing cause.
Sunday in Waterloo, Matteo Porporino was peppered with 51 shots as the Kitchener-Waterloo Siskins skated to a 7-2 win over the Bandits.
Kurtis Heggie and Dylan Wardell scored for the Bandits.
Jacob McEachern and Krysztof Petryla led the way with two goals each for the Siskins. Payton McIIsaac, Ben Oliver and Jack Frazer netted singles.
The 1-12 Bandits are at home this weekend. Saturday they host the Caledon Bombers at 7pm, before the Ayr Centennials come to the civic centre Sunday at 8:30pm.