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Caledonia blows out London, 8-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Caledonia Corvairs had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-1 win over the London Nationals.
After the loss made the series score 3-0 in the best of seven series, London faces elimination next time out.
Caledonia's Mark Sinclair was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 27 saves and let only one puck past him. Sinclair certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.82 entering the contest.
The Corvairs pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 16 penalty minutes.
Caledonia forced the Nationals' goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 36 shots and forcing 28 saves. Connor Hughes made 14 stops and Zack Weir made 14. The Corvairs put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow London to score on any of its seven power plays.
Caledonia was helped by Quentin Maksimovich, who racked up one goal. Maksimovich scored on the power play 6:51 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Caledonia. A unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Callum Ruddock had put the Corvairs on the power play. Todd Ratchford picked up the assist. Caledonia additionally got points from Blake Luscombe, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Jordan Brown, who also had one goal and two assists, Corey Pawley, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Jake Brown, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Caledonia also got a goal from Tait Seguin as well. Other players who recorded assists for Caledonia were Tyler Hill, who had two and Davis Brown, Ryan Punkari, Daniel Volpe, Matt McCartney, and Matthew Hore, who contributed one each.
The Nationals' penalty kill was ineffective, and let in three goals to Caledonia's power play unit.
For the Corvairs, Chadd Bauman was ejected from the game. London incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.