Stars bow out in Don John­son Cup semis

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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.

JOE GIB­BONS/TC ME­DIA

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.

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