Hawks top Corvairs to move into fourth
The Thorold Blackhawks moved into fourth place with a 6-3 triumph over the Caledonia Corvairs Monday night in Caledonia. FILE PHOTO.
The Thorold Blackhawks moved into fourth place with a convincing 6-3 triumph over the Caledonia Corvairs in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action Monday night in Caledonia.
The win improves Thorold’s record to 22-19-2 and moves them one point up on the Corvairs.
The Blackhawks, who dropped a 4-3 decision to the Corvairs last week, jumped out to a 4-0 lead less than two minutes into the second period.
“We came out and played the game plan,” Thorold coach Scott Barnes said. “The boys came ready to play. We haven’t had a lot of that recently so it was nice to have a quick start.”
Jagger North paced Thorold with three goals while Brendan Grenville, Nathan Kelly and Ethan Bolibruck added singles. Callum Cheynowski collected four assists and Grayson Gare three.
Christian Lynch turned back 34 shots for the win.
Calvin Crombie, Clark Dunford and Dylan Wardell replied for the Corvairs.
The Blackhawks have seven regular season games remaining, including two more versus the Corvairs.
“We’re battling these guys for home ice,” Barnes said. “It’s pretty much determined we’re playing each other in the first round. It’s a good way to head into the playoffs.”
Thorold visits St. Catharines Friday and host the Niagara Falls Canucks Saturday.
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