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GAME RECAP

Ancaster beats Caledonia 5-3 after comeback scare

Morgan Firestone    Tue, Mar 17, 2015

The Caledonia Corvairs tried their best to erase a four-goal deficit, but the Ancaster Avalanche would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3.

Ancaster took a 5-1 lead during the third period, only to have Caledonia storm back on a Mitch Purdie goal 8:47 into the third period to pull to two goals down.

With the win, the Avalanche avoided elimination to make the series score 3-1 in the best of seven series.

Michael Pollice had two goals to lead Ancaster to victory. Pollice's tallies came at 2:45 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Ancaster and 9:06 into the second to make the score 3-1 Ancaster.

The Corvairs were unable to stop the Avalanche from sending pucks towards the net, and Ancaster eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Ancaster also got points from Alex Zaccaria, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Max Balinson also scored for Ancaster. More assists for Ancaster came via Adam Burnett, who had two and Cole Nagy, Hayden Guitard, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe, who contributed one each.

Caledonia forced the Avalanche goalie Blake Richard to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots.

The Corvairs were helped by Cosimo Fontana, who had one goal. Fontana scored 13:11 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Luke Sinclair provided the assist. Caledonia also got a goal from Erick Delaurentis as well. In addition, Caledonia received assists from Kyle Tanev and Matthew Hore, who each chipped in one.

Richard rejected 38 shots on goal for Ancaster. The Avalanche incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Kevin Entmaa made 33 saves for Caledonia on 38 shots. The Corvairs incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.