Herder headed to Corner Brook tied at one apiece

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Caribous down Cataracts 5-2 in Game 2

Cataracts Nick Theriault, centre, and Dustin Russel, right, of the Caribous, keep an eye on the play alongside Cataracts goaltender Mark Yetman, during first-period action of Game 2 of the best-of-seven 2011/2012 Telegram Herder Memorial Trophy senior hockey championship series at Mile One Centre on Sunday afternoon. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

This year’s Telegram Herder Memorial Trophy Championship Series will go at least five games thanks the Clarenville Caribous.

After dropping the series opener 5-1, the ‘Bous collected a 5-1 win over the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts in Sunday afternoon’s Game 2 to knot the series at one game apiece heading into Games 3, 4 and 5 at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook next weekend.

The Cataracts’ Andre Gill opened the scoring five minutes in, but regular season scoring leader Ryan Desrosiers made it a 1-1 game just a few minutes later. Brandon Nicholas would put the Cats ahead 2-1 before the first expired.

Brad Crann tied up again midway through the second period, and import defenceman Jeff Caron put the Herd ahead 3-2 with a power play marker that would turn out to be the game winner.

Matt Bragg added a single in the third and Chris Hulit put the game out of reach for the Cats with an empty-netter.

Jason Churchill stopped 24 of 26 shots faced while the Cats’ Mark Yetman was peppered with 34 shots.

Be sure to check tomorrow's edition of The Telegram — online, digital and print — for full coverage from the opening weekend of the best-of-seven Herder Memorial Trophy finals. 

koliver@thetelegram.com

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Organizations: Trophy Championship Series, Pepsi Centre

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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  • Graham
    March 29, 2012 - 14:54

    Is this a reward for Corner Brook for NOT making the finals? What a riggin joke HNL has become. The two teams that made the finals Clarenville...Grand Falls..should hav had ALL games played in their arenas...CASE CLOSED. If this joke isnt changed before next season I will NEVER buy a season pass ever again and would hope others do the same.

  • Senior Hockey Fan
    March 27, 2012 - 08:09

    As a holding seat fan, I was truly disappointed not to be able to travel to The Mile One. I've spend many dollars on attending the local games and had even traveled to see a few games, but the gas, hotel, and meals for myself and my family to attend all out of town games is just too much for me. I feel robbed as a holding seat fan and I especially feel for those seniors who attend all local games, but cannot travel. It should be the choice of the two remainder teams to hold the herder games at their own venue. This should be about the dedicated fans being given the right to support their teams, not about the larger arenas holding more people. Even though I will keep my holding seats if there is senior hockey next season, I believe some people will not see the need if they don't have the choice of watching the herder series in their own arena, thus costing the teams financial difficulties. Thanks to Bell and the two guys that broadcast the games, us unfortunate people who can't afford to attend the out of town games can watch it livestream! Great job!

  • Dan
    March 25, 2012 - 18:42

    Today, it looked like about 3500 fans while last night there was about 4500.

  • Political watcher
    March 25, 2012 - 18:04

    Just courious; what was the attendance at both games?