Two weekend wins for Caribous
The Clarenville Caribous won a pair of games in provincial senior hockey over the weekend, winning a 7-4 decision against the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Saturday night and 4-2 versus the Southern Shore Breakers on Sunday.
At the Eastlink Events Centre Saturday, Dec. 1, the defending Herder Memorial Trophy champion Caribous enjoyed a banner-raising ceremony prior to the drop of the puck. In their homeopener, Mason Reid put on a show with four goals. Chris Sparkes, Colton Collins and Brad Crann also scored for the winners.
For the Cataracts, who fell to 2-4 on the year, Brandon Bussey, Michael Brent, Andre Gill and Danny Wicks had the goals.
The Cataracts were without the services of starting netminder A.J. Whitten, who was pressed into duty as the Newfoundland Growlers emergency ECHL backup. Noah Weir was between the pipes for the Cats. Jason Churchill recorded the win for Clarenville.
In the game against the Breakers in Bay Bulls, Kevin Reid scored a pair and collected an assist and Mason Reid collected his fifth goal of the weekend and added a helper. Sparkes notched the other goal for the Caribous. Tyler Whiffen had 39 saves for the victors. Andrew Gale and Peter Kavanagh scored for the Breakers, while Mark Yetman stopped 40 of the 44 shots he faced in goal.
The Caribous return to the Eastlink Events Centre Friday, Dec. 8, for a game against the Conception Bay Blues.