A semifinal celebration
The CeeBees Stars completed one of the most notable upsets in recent provincial senior hockey history March 2 with a convincing 6-2 win over the formidable Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts in Game 6 of their best-of-seven semifinal series. Playing before a full house at the venerable S. W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace, the CeeBees played what some longtime fans described as a nearperfect game, dominating the Cats in nearly every aspect of the game. Some of the CeeBee standouts included forwards Robert Slaney and Chris Hulit, and goalie Mark Yetman, who made several critical saves late in the contest. The series win came against a team that finished a jaw-dropping 27 points ahead of the CeeBees in the regular season standings. However, the CeeBees have been a different team in recent weeks, seemingly having shed a “bad luck” streak that dogged the club all season. With the series win, the CeeBees advanced to the Herder Memorial Trophy final against the defending champions Clarenville Caribous, and the bestof-seven series was slated to begin over the weekend with Games 1 and 2 in Clarenville (results unavailable prior to deadline). The CeeBees will host Games 3, 4 an 5 (if necessary) on March 15, 16 and 17, and will be seeking to capture its eighth Herder title in the long and storied history of the trophy. The CeeBees captured three straight Herders between 2006 and 2008, but a Herder final hasn’t been played in Harbour Grace since 1967. Here are some images from the semifinal s e r i e s - c linching game on March 2.
Veteran defenceman Donnie Gosse continues to be a stalwart on the blueline.
Cats’ tender A. J. Whiffen glances back at the clock, knowing his team’s season is
nearing its end.
Robert Slaney celebrates after potting his second goal of the game late in the third stanza.
Defenceman Mike Dyke salutes the crowd following the victory.
Injured CeeBees’ forward Terry Ryan celebrates with his teammates.
Ray Dalton gets set for a face-off.
Members of the CeeBees Stars raise their arms in celebration at the final buzzer.
Referee Colin Abbott keeps a close eye on the action.
CeeBees tender Mark Yetman made several outstanding saves late in the game
to keep the Cataracts at bay.