Clarenville advances by defeating Mount Pearl in five games
The matchup for the 2014 Herder Memorial Trophy Championship final is set.
The Clarenville Caribous will take on the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts for the provincial senior hockey crown after the Caribous beat the Mount Pearl H.J. Bartlett Electric Blades 8-3 Friday night at the Clarenville Events Centre.
Andrew Sweetland had a hat trick and Brad Crann added two goals in a win that gives Clarenville the best-of-seven Newfoundland Senior Hockey League (NLSHL) East division final 4-1.
The Herder final begins next weekend in Grand Falls-Windsor, with games at Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, Tickets for the two games are $28 each (including a $3 league surcharge) and will go on sale for Cataracts holding-seat owners Monday and Tuesday evenings (7-9 p.m.) through the Joe Byrne box office. Sales to the general public begin Thursday evening.
Game 3, 4 and 5, the latter if necessary, will be in Clarenville March 28, 28 and 30. If the series goes further, if would wrap up in Grand Falls the following weekend.
Details for ticket sales for Herder games at the Clarenville Events Centre have yet to be announced.
The Cataracts (19-5-0), who swept the Western Royals in the West Division final, and Caribous (13-6-5) finished 1-2 in the overall regular-season standings.
Grand Falls-Windsor won three of four meetings between the clubs, but one of the Cataracts' wins came in a shootout and Clarenville was only outscored 17-16 in the four games.
Clarenville Carbous 8, Mount Pearl Blades 3
Friday night at CEC
GS: Clarenville - Andrew Sweetland (3), Brad Crann (2), Nick Croft, Dale Sullivan, Chad Earle; Mount Pearl - Steve Yetman, Cory Blackmore, Ryan Graham
Shots: Clarenville 45, Mount Pearl 21