Bryan Clarke’s goal with just over 12 minutes left in the second period stood as the winner as the Northeast Eagles trimmed St. John’s Toyota Plaza Caps 2-1 to even the best-of-seven Avalon East Senior Hockey League final 2-2 Sunday night at Rogers Bussey Arena.
Game 5 goes 8 p.m. Friday at Jack Byrne Arena with Game 6 slated for 7:30 p.m. next Sunday at Rogers Bussey.
Danny Connolly also scored for the Eagles Sunday. Mike Druken had the lone Caps’ goal.
Northeast outshot St. John’s 27-25. Bronson Dawe registered the win over Kyle Downer.
Northeast 4, St. John’s 2 (Friday)
At the Jack Byrne Arena, Clarke, Connolly, Tyler Walshe and Mason Reid scored for the Eagles. Clarke and Reid scored on the power play. Jon Caul and Matthew Fewer netted power play goals for the Caps.
Dawe stopped 26 shots, while Downer made 34 saves.