For the third straight year, the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars dropped the opening game of the Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series.
Under three minutes in, the Ceebees Mike Dyke made a costly mistake when he failed to clear the zone on a pass broken up by the Cataracts' Paul Whelan who in turn passed it out front to a wide open Andre Gill who easily beat Freddy Diamond five-hole to give the Cats a 3-2 win.
Shots in the final frame were 1-1. Final shots on goal were 31-23 for the Cats.
For a complete list of goal scorers, see the game summary below.
The best-of-seven series continues Sunday with Game 2 at 2 p.m. The Telegram will bring you live updates here at thetelegram.com and thoughout the game on Twitter at @KOTelySports.
Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series
Game 1, Mile One Centre
Cataracts 3 at CeeBees 2 (2OT)
1. GF-W, Coady Roach (Greg Hoffe) 9:05
Penalties – Brandon Nicholas, GF-W (interferecne) 2:10; Chris Crosbie, C.B.N. (hooking) 4:16; Daniel Sparkes C.B.N. (boarding) 13:47
2. GF-W, Matt Quinn (Roach, Hoffe) 1:15
3. C.B.N., Chris Sparkes (Keith Delaney, Sean Wadden) 11:56 PP
Penalties — Hoffe, GF-W (Hooking) 3:12; Chad Fisher, C.B.N. (tripping) 8:56; Tyler Whitehead, GF-W (interference) 9:59; Roach, GF-W (high sticking) 18:51;
4. C.B.N., Matthew French (Matthew Thomey, Chris Sparkes) 5:03
Penalties — French, C.B.N., (Cross checking) 8:07; Brophy, C.B.N., (tripping) 8:52; Mike Brent, GF-W (hooking) 12:02; Mike Dyke, C.B.N. (slashing) 14:40;
Penalties — None
5. GF-W, Andre Gill (Paul Whalen) 2:45
Shots on goal
Goal - CeeBees : F. Diamond (28/31); Cataracts: M. Yetman (21/23).
Power plays (goals-chances) — CeeBees 1-5; Cataracts 0-6
Referees – Colin Abbott; Steve Orr; Lines: Travis Harris, Brian Lambert