By Darryl G. Smart
Rebounding back is something a good hockey team needs to do, and on Saturday the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs were able to do that.
After a 4-1 loss to the Niagara Falls Canucks the night before, the Corvairs skated by the Pelham Panthers 3-1.
Calvin Crombie and Jonah Devereux exchanged goals in the first period, before the Corvairs took over.
Markus Dempewolf scored in the second period, before Mason Mantzavrakos added an insurance marker in the third.
Ethan Langevin made 33 saves for the Corvairs, while Brayden Kelso had 33 stops for the Panthers.
The night before, Ethan Doyle scored the lone Corvairs goal in the loss to the Canucks.
Ben Felicetti, Tanner McEachern, Alex Campbell and Sam Ostafin scored for the Canucks.
Hayden Dunford made 37 saves in the losing effort, while the Corvairs fired 30 shots at Mihailo Corovic.
The Corvairs now sit in fourth place in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Golden Horseshoe Conference with a 5-4-0-1 record. Saturday they host the Canucks at 7:30pm, before hitting the road for a 7pm game against the Welland Jr. Canadians.
The Brantford Bandits hung around its Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Midwestern Conference opponents. Unfortunately it ended up with a winless weekend.
Saturday at the civic centre, Derek Taylor and Evan Silveira scored for the Bandits in a 5-2 loss to the Listowel Cyclones.
Travis Verbeek scored a pair to lead the Cyclones. Jackson Phillips, Cam Knight and Cam Angst added one goal each.
The next day on the road, Damon Beattie, Dylan Wardell and Zachary Gratton gave the Bandits a 3-1 lead until part way through the third period, before the Kitchener-Waterloo Siskins struck four times to win 5-3.
Jacob McEachern scored in the first period for the Siskins and also began the comeback four minutes into the third period. Blair Scott, Josh Martin and Blake Wideman also scored for the Siskins.
The Bandits are now 1-10 and are on the road for a pair of games this weekend. Friday they take on the Cyclones at 7:30pm and Sunday the Siskins at 1:30pm.