Bay Arena tops at ban­tam in­vi­ta­tional

Host Clarenville Cari­bous fin­ish third

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Bay Arena Rovers cap­tured the top prize at the Clarenville ban­tam in­vi­ta­tional hockey tour­na­ment Feb. 13 and 14.

The Rovers de­feated Har­bour Grace CeeBees in the fi­nal.

They went un­de­feated in the six-team tour­na­ment. They opened with a 5-4 win over the Gan­der Bay Fly­ers and fol­lowed that up with a con­vinc­ing 7-2 win over Ex­ploits. They earned a spot in the fi­nal with an 8-4 win over the CeeBees

The CeeBees had the sec­ond best record af­ter round robin play. They downed Ex­ploits 96 in their open­ing game of the tour­na­ment and took a 3-1 win over Pla­cen­tia. Their only loss in round robin play came at the hands of the Rovers.

The host Clarenville Cari­bous man­aged one win and a tie to fin­ish third. They won their opener, dou­bling Pla­cen­tia 6-3 and pulled out a 5-5 tie against the Gan­der Fly­ers. They dropped their fi­nal game of the round to Ex­ploits 6-4.

The cham­pi­onship game be­tween the Rovers and CeeBees saw the Har­bour Grace squad take a 5-3 lead into the third pe­riod. How­ever, the Rovers were de­ter­mined to keep their winning streak in tack and re­bounded for five unan­swered goals in the fi­nal stanza for the win.

Kris­tian Houn­sell photo

BAN­TAM CHAMPS - The Bay Arena Rovers are seen here af­ter cap­tur­ing a ban­tam in­vi­ta­tional hockey tour­na­ment held Feb. 13-14 in Clarenville.

Kris­tian Houn­sell photo

SAVE - The Bay Arena Rovers goalie gets ready to make an­other save, while one of his team mates keeps a close eye on a Cari­bou player wait­ing for the puck.

Kris­tian Houn­sell photo

SEC­OND PLACE - The Har­bour Grace CeeBees had the sec­ond best record af­ter round-robin play dur­ing a ban­tam in­vi­ta­tional tour­ney Feb. 13-14.

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