2017 Herder Memorial Controversy

Updated: April 2, 2017
Clarenville Caribous | Newfoundland Hockey Talk

The Clarenville Caribous have a right to protest losing in the 2017 Herder Memorial Championship.  In the 5th game of the series, the CeeBee Stars game winning goal awarded to forward Kenny King was an obvious no goal as shown by a video posted on Twitter by Ryan Harding.  In the video it is apparent that the puck slide under the net to the left of the Caribous goalie Jason Churchill.


The Caribous goalie immediately headed to the referee to complain but to no avail.

This puts an exclamation mark on a very colourful season for Newfoundland Senior Hockey.  There is no word yet as to whether the Caribous organization will appeal to Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador over the controversial goal.


  1. Angela

    April 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I was there and saw this happen . They should have took a time out and reviewed the videos before confirming the call. They can clearly see what happened . Not a happy fan .

  2. Bob K

    April 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    If you look at the video closely it appears Churchills skate, when jamming the post, actually forces the net up enough, at the exact time, allowing the puck to pass underneath. Can’t believe the Ref never picked up on this.
    Haven’t seen this happen in 45 years at the Feildian Gardens. Back then you could score from on back of the net.

  3. Lori

    April 3, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I certainly don’t claim to know the ins and outs of hockey but I do understand integrity. How could a team who seemingly prides themselves on professionalism and hard work accept that goal as their “winning ” goal. That is not the standards of champions.

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