Cataracts within one win of Herder

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Grand Falls-Windsor take 3-0 series lead in 8-2 win over CeeBees in Game 3

Cody Roach of the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts celebrates after he slid the puck under Eastlink CeeBee Stars goaltender Freddy Diamond in the first period of Game 3 of the Telegram Herder Memorial Championship at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium Friday night. The Cataracts took the game 8-2 and now lead best-of-seven series 3-0. The teams meet again Saturday night, 7:30, in the central Newfoundland town. — Krysta Colbourne/The Advertiser

The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts can celebrate a Herder Memorial Trophy win in front of a hometown crowd with a victory in Game 4 of the Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series Saturday.

The Cats took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven provincial senior hockey championship with a decisive 8-2 win over the Eastlink CeeBee Stars in Game 3 Friday at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium in Grand Falls-Windsor.

The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts came out flying in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Joe jumping out to a 3-0 first period-lead on goals from Mike Sibley, Chad Earle and Cody Roach.

The Cats continued to dominate play in the second frame as Greg Hoffe scored to make it 4-0. Paul Roebothan made it 5-0 with near the ten minute mark of the second, forcing Freddy Diamond from the CeeBees’ net. Badger native Paul Whalen put the Cataracts up 6-0 before the frame.

The CeeBees finally got on the board at 7:27 of the third with a powerplay goal from Matthew Thomey. Ryan Delaney brought the CeeBees within four 31 seconds later, also on the man advantage.

Grand Falls-Windsor reclaimed their six-goal lead on late markers from Matt Quinn and Dave Philpott.

Game 4 gets underway at 7:30 p.m.


Organizations: Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series

Geographic location: Grand Falls, Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium

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