Bell Island Blues stayed alive in the Avalon East Senior Hockey League semifinals with a 4-1 victory over St. John’s Toyota Plaza Caps at Rogers Bussey Arena Sunday night.
Daniel Noftle paced the Blues with three goals, while Andrew Coates scored once.
Ryan Whiffen replied for the Caps.
The Caps lead the best-of-five series 2-1 with Game 4 set for 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Msgr. Bartlett Memorial Arena on Bell Island. If Game 5 is necessary, it will be played 7:30 next Sunday at Rogers Bussey Arena.
The Caps outshot the Blues 41-28 with Evan Giles picking up the win in net for the Blues over Kyle Downer.
The Blues led 3-1 after the first period and 3-1 after two frames. Each team picked up nine penalties.
In the other semifinal Friday night, Northeast Eagles scored three third-period goals to edge Southern Shore Pugliesvich Eagles 5-4 at Jack Byrne Arena to sweep their best-of-five semifinal 3-0.
Mason Reid scored twice for the winners, who trailed 2-0 after the first period and 4-2 after two.
Tyler Parsons, Daniel Cadigan and Andrew Temple each scored once for the Eagles. Temple also set up two goals.
Klayton Payne, Andrew Gale, Matt Brett and Chris O’Reilly replied.
The Eagles outshot the Breakers 45-31.