Three-goal second period powers Gonzaga to victory

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Vikings down Holy Heart Higlanders 5-1 in St. John’s High School Hockey League final opener

The Gonzaga Vikings drew first blood in the St. John’s High School Hockey League final Wednesday night, scoring three second-period goals in a 5-1 win over the Holy Heart of Mary Highlanders.

Holy Heart goaltender Mackenzie Janes (31) dives to cover the puck as his teammate Cody Guay (8) tries to help out against Gonzaga Vikings player David Zurel (8). — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Game 2 in the best-of-five final goes at 8 o’clock on Friday night at Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay.

At The Glacier in Mount Pearl Wednesday night, Adam Caines, Cody Barron and David Penney all had a goal and an assist for the Vikings. Matthew Caines and Patrick Nicolle also scored for the winners.

Grant Nolan had the lone goal for the Highlanders.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period.

Gonzaga jumped out to a 4-2 lead after two periods of play.

Organizations: Vikings, High School Hockey League

Geographic location: Mount Pearl

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