Stars bow out in Don Johnson Cup semis
Brett Vokey of the Avalon Roebothan McKay Marshall Capitals scored the winning goal with just over nine minutes left in the third, eliminating the C.B.N. MoorFrost Stars from the Don Johnson Cup.
The Saturday night semifinal matchup in Conception Bay South was a tightly contested affair, with the Capitals coming out on top 4-2 following an empty netter with 10 seconds to go. Both teams traded the lead and kept things close throughout the game.
Lucas Goobie opened the scoring for the Bay Roberts team almost 10 minutes into the first, with Vokey replying for the Caps two minutes later with a powerplay marker.
Andrew Paul gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead with one minute left in the second, but the lead was short-lived, as Devon Whelan tied the game up on the powerplay less than two minutes into the third.
A.J. Rooney was stellar in goal for the Capitals, steering aside 36 of the 38 shots he faced (15 of 16 in the third), while Stars goalie Riley Akerman stopped 28 of the 31 shots fired by the Capitals.
The Capitals were scheduled to face the Valley Maple Leafs from Hants County, Nova Scotia in Sunday’s final of the junior B championship tournament for Atlantic Canada.
Spencer McAllistar (10) of the Kensington. P.E.I., Vipers, chases a loose puck in the defensive zone during a game against the C.B.N. Moorfrost Stars in the 2016 Don Johnson Memorial Cup Atlantic junior B hockey championship last Thursday in Conception Bay South. The Newfoundland and Labrador champion Stars won 6-3.