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Cataracts One Win From Herder
The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts are a single win from their third straight Herder Memorial Trophy after defeating the St. John’s Senior Caps by a score of 7-3 on Sunday.
After losing game one of the Herder Memorial Championship by a 6-0 score, the St. John’s Caps came out in the first period looking for a goal. That came at the 11:19 mark when Mark Roebothan scored on the power play to give the Caps a 1-0 lead. The Cataracts responded a little over 3-minutes later when Danny Wicks scored to make it 1-1 after the first period.
Early in the second period the Caps struck again when Bobby Squires scored at the 4:49 mark. The Cataracts responded in 47 seconds when Kyle McGuirk scored at the 5:36 mark. The Cataracts would add 2 more unanswered goals in the second period when Michael Brent scored on the power play at 11:59 and Andre Gill scored at the 12:11 mark to make the score 4-2 after 2 periods of play.
The third period was dominated by the Cataracts who scored three times. Luke Gallant scored a shorthanded goal at the 3:49 mark. Rodi Short added a power play marker to make it 6-2. The Caps got one back when Bobby Squires scored to make the score 6-3 but the Cataracts responded just 21 seconds later to make it 7-3.
The story of the game has to be the performance of the Caps goalie, Kyle Downer who faced 53 shots. The Caps managed only 28 shots on the Cataracts goaltender A.J. Whiffen.
With the win the Cataracts can take the Herder Memorial Trophy with a win on Friday night.