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Caps edge Breakers in Avalon East action

Shane Collins stopped 25 of 26 shots as the St. John’s Toyota Plaza Caps got by Southern Shore Puglisevich Breakers 2-1 in Avalon East senior hockey Sunday at Rogers Bussey Arena.

Chad Furlong and Mike King scored for the winners. Derek Stone had the lone goal for the Breakers.

Ryan Hennessey had 31 saves in the Southern Shore goal.

Bell Island 5, Northeast 3 (Saturday)

At the Msgr. Bartlett Arena, Steve Richards scored twice and assisted on another, while David Byrne, Eddie Whelan and Daniel Noftle, into an open net, also scored for the Family Drug Mart Blues.

Shane McGrath, Tyler Parsons and Matthew Roche had the Eagles’ goals.

Northeast 9, Bell Island 3 (Friday)

At the Jack Byrne Arena, in the first game of their home-and-home series, Tyler Parsons fired four goals and assisted on a fifth to spark the home team. Also scoring for the Eagles were Matthew Oates, Matthew Roche, Danny Connolly, Brad Sheppard and rookie Scott Marshall, with his first Avalon East goal. Daniel Cadigan collected three assists.

Chris King, Brandon Pilgram and Noftle, with a shorthanded effort, scored for the Blues.


Midget teams fail at Monctonian

All five Newfoundland teams failed to make the playoffs at the Monctonian AAA Challenge major midget hockey tournament in Moncton, N.B.

The five teams from the Newfoundland Major Midget Hockey League took part in the 33rd annual tournament, and only the St. John’s Maple Leafs were on the plus side of the win-loss ledger, finishing 2-1.

The. St. John’s Privateers and Tri-Pen Osprey were 1-2, and both the Western Kings and Central IcePak were winless in three starts.


O’Donel, Holy Trinity and Mount Pearl Senior

collect weekend victories

O’Donel Patriots, behind a three-goal effort from Mike Broders, thumped Booth Memorial Braves 10-2 in St. John’s high school hockey Saturday night at The Glacier in Mount Pearl.

Stephen Predham, Alex Smith and Liam Careen each had two goals for the winners. Ryan Hunt potted the single.

Justin Heffernan had both goals for the Braves.

Saturday, John Cooper scored three goals and assisted on another Holy Trinity Tigers got by Holy Heart Highlanders 6-4. Mark Hudson, Josh Banks and Liam O’Reilly also scored for the Tigers. Goalscorers for the Highlanders were Jake Burt, Jordan Bishop, Grant Nolan and Liam Maher.

In a metro high school game at the Robert French Memorial Stadium in Kelligrews, Mount Pearl Senior High Huskies got by Queen Elizabeth Pioneers 2-1.

Scoring for the Huskies were Andrew Haley and Tyler Sellars with the winner. Nick David replied.


Forsey has another strong NCAA race

Jillian Forsey of Kippens placed 25th out of more than 200 runners from 29 different universities at the NCAA Division 1 Mid-Atlantic regional championship in Bethlehem, Pa.

Competing for the University of West Virginia, Forsey covered the six-kilometre course in 20 minutes 53 seconds, helping West Virginia to a fourth-place finish and securing a spot in the NCAA finals next weekend.

The placing also earned the 18-year-old graduate of Stephenville High all-region honours.

This is Forsey’s freshman season in the NCAA.

Organizations: Family Drug Mart Blues.Shane McGrath, NCAA, Bell Island 3 Holy Trinity Tigers Newfoundland Major Midget Hockey League Maple Leafs The Glacier Josh Banks Mid-Atlantic University of West Virginia

Geographic location: Avalon East, Southern Shore, Newfoundland Moncton Holy Trinity Kelligrews Bethlehem, Pa.Competing

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