Corey Pawley had 111 points in 50 games to lead the GOJHL in scoring while with the high powered Caledonia Corvairs this season.
Only seven players in the league had more than 80 points, while the 20-year-old Sarnia native picked up 81 assists, to go with 30 goals in his final season of junior hockey.
After 155 OHL games Pawley was looking for a team to finish out his junior career, that’s when Caledonia came calling.
Pawley says he was excited to join the Corvairs, who is looking for a third straight Sutherland Cup, something that has never been done.
The 20-year-old Sarnia native says they have a little added motivation this season, dedicating their playoffs to former Corvair Jacob Buch.
“At the end of the day we want to win it for that kid, he just beat cancer,” says Pawley. “You look at a kid like that, battling every night, so when we go out on the ice the least we can do is battle for him.”
A graduate of the Lambton Jr. Sting AAA program, Pawley displayed his offensive fire power during his Minor Midget campaign (24 goals and 57 points in 30 games) and was a rewarded when he was chosen in the fourth round of the 2011 OHL draft by the London Knights. Pawley even got a taste of the GOJHL as Minor Midget call up for a pair of games with the Sarnia Legionnaires during the 2011 playoffs
He continued his offensive success during his first year of Junior ‘B’ hockey, scoring 50 points in 47 games as a 16-year-old split between the London Nationals and the Lambton Shores Predators.
Pawley was given a chance with the Knights to start the 2012-2013 campaign, but had a hard time finding ice time on a very deep London team. He was traded to Kingston in August on 2013, where he would go on to record 70 points over two seasons with the Frontenacs.
Caledonia (43-4-1-2) had the best record in the Golden Horseshoe Conference, finishing with 89 points, capping off their third consecutive 40 win season.