Caribous Clinch Eastern Division

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Updated: January 26, 2014
Clarenville Caribous | Newfoundland Hockey Talk

With a decisive 8-2 victory over the Mount Pearl Blades, the Clarenville Caribous clinch first place in the eastern division of the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League.

Clarenville jumped out to an early lead at the 19 second mark of the first period when Andrew Sweetland scored.  The Caribous dominance continued when Ryan Desrosiers scored to make it 2-0.  The Blades didn’t give up however, and pulled within one goal when Spencer Jezegou scored making it 2-1 at the end of the first period.

The flood gates opened in the second period when the Caribous scored three unanswered goals.  Keith, Delaney and Lapointe hit the net with singles, putting the Caribous up 5-1 at the end of the second period.

Chad Earle scored early in the third period forcing the Blades to make a goaltender change.  After pulling the starting goaltender Ryan Mior in favour of Doug Jewer, the Caribous continued their onslaught when Kenny Mahoney popped in a goal to make it 7-1.  The Blades Ryan Graham scored to make it 7-2 but the Caribous Keith Delaney scored to make it 8-2 final.

Jason Churchill was relatively untested throughout the night, making 25 saves.  Mior and Jewer combined for 31 saves.

With the win, the Clarenville Caribous have secured a bye during the first round of the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League playoffs.

Play resumes on Sunday at 1:30 at the Glacier in Mount Pearl.

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