By Darryl G. Smart
There was a little deja vu for the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs this past weekend.
Playing two games on the road in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Conference action, the Corvairs dropped two in a row, both in overtime, both by a 3-2 score, and in both cases the winning goal coming five minutes into the extra frame.
On Friday, Ben Felicetti was the overtime hero leading the Niagara Falls Canucks to a 3-2 victory.
Jacob Macdonald scored the game’s opening goal, while Terry Bridgland sent the game into overtime thanks to his third-period marker.
Sam Ostafin and Zach Mambella scored in regulation time for the Canucks.
Ethank Langevin took the loss in a 40 save effort. Down at the other end, Stephen Giansante made 42 saves for the Canucks.
The next night was nearly the same, with Alec Brown opening the scoring, and Mitchell Ferras tying things up in the third period to force overtime for the Corvairs.
While Owen Kelley and Antonio Pugliese scored in regulation time for the Meteors, Pugliese’s second goal of the game was the winner in overtime.
Langevin made 27 stops, while Duncan Nicholas-Delay made 37 in the win.
The Corvairs now sit in fourth place in the Golden Horseshoe Conference with a 8-5-2-1 record. They have three games in four days beginning Friday on the road against the St. Catharines Falcons at 7pm. Saturday the Corvairs host the Pelham Panthers at 7:30pm, before playing the Thorold Blackhawks Monday at 7pm.
The Brantford Bandits went 0-for-3 on the weekend but competed hard in GOJHL Midwest Conference action.
Friday on the road, the Bandits dug themselves out of a two-goal deficit to force overtime before the Caledon Bombers skated away with a 3-2 win.
Jake DaSilva and Francesco Commisso scored for the Bandits.
Remy Dalben scored two, including the overtime winner for the Bombers, while Tyler Bortkiewicz added a power-play goal in the second period.
Vyacheslav Gordeichuk made 39 saves for the Bandits. Aidan Amidovski got the win and made 25 stops.
On Saturday, Damon Beattie was the only Bandit to beat Dylan Grover, in a 4-1 loss to the Kitchener-Waterloo Siskins.
Blake Wideman, Tyson Hillier, Josh Martin and Mitchell Young scored for the Siskins.
On Sunday, Adam Hoff was the lone Bandits goal scorer in a 4-1 loss to the Ayr Centennials.
Owen Ireton, John McDonald, Zack Sandhu and Matt Mueller scored for the Centennials.
The Bandits sit in eighth place in the GOJHL Midwest Conference with a 2-15-1 record and have a home-and-home set with the Bombers this weekend. Friday’s game is in Caledon at 8pm, with the return game Saturday at the civic centre at 7pm.