Better effort not enough to pull CeeBees even with Caribous

Kenn Oliver
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

Published on March 30, 2009

Two lucky fans at this weekend's Telegram Herder Memorial Trophy hockey final's opening games went home with fat pockets from the 50/50 draws of more than $8,000 and $9,000 respectively for both games. Familiar booster club faces at hockey games over t

Published on March 30, 2009

Published on March 30, 2009

Southern Shore Breakers goaltender Graham Cook (left), accepts the Presidents Goaltender Award from Avalon East president Joe Maynard and eastern director HNL.

Published on March 30, 2009

Mark Chaplin (right), of the Clarenville Caribous accepts the Howie Clouter Memorial Trophy award as the HNL most gentlemanly and effective player from Hugh Wadden, HNL central director.

Published on March 30, 2009

Mark Robinson of the Deer Lake Red Wings was named the HNL's MVP and top scorer and received the T.A. "Gus" Soper and S.E. Tuma Memorial Trophies respectively. Accepting on his behalf was WCSHL president Gary Gale from Andrew and Nicholas Moody, great-

Published on March 30, 2009

Bill Noseworthy (left), vice-president/senior council of HNL, presents the S.E. Tuma award to WCSHL president Gary Gale.

Published on March 30, 2009

Weekend anthem singer Bobbi Bartlett of Bonavista, sings the National Anthem at Saturday night's Herder game at Mile One as Caribous fans Denis Sullivan and Bert Roberts were there to sing the Ode To Newfoundland. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Published on March 30, 2009

Clarenville Caribous team captain Dustin Russell, skates along the boards during Saturday night's game won 8-2 by his Caribous over the CeeBees. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Published on March 30, 2009

Waving his homemade poster, Clarenville Caribous fan Jacob Walsh, 11, a Grade 6 student at Clarenville Middle School, shows his support for his hometown team at Sunday night's game having made the weekend trek to St. John's with his parents and relativ

Published on March 30, 2009

Clarenville Caribous Mark Chaplin, skates towards the Conception Bay CeeBee Stars net with the puck as he is pursued by CeeBees Matthew Thomey in first-period action of the opening game of the 2008-2009 Telegram Herder Memorial Trophy finals at Mile On

Published on March 30, 2009

Clarenville Caribous, from right, Derrick Kent, Ryan Lauzon, Dustin Russell, Brad Crann, and Chris Mooney, compose their thoughts during a moment-of-silence prior to Saturday night's game for the 17 victims of the Cougar Helicopter Flight 491 crash on

Published on March 30, 2009

Clarenville Caribou's chairman Frazer Russell performs the ceremonial puck drop at centre ice for Saturday night's game with CeeBee's Keith Delaney (left) and Caribous Dustin Russell (right), taking part. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Published on March 30, 2009

John Adams accepts the Allan "Pee Wee" Crane rookie-of-the-year memorial trophy award from Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) senior council secretary Kenny Williams (left).

Published on March 30, 2009

The Telegram's Reader Sales and Marketing manager Dean Jacobs, presents Conception Bay CeeBees team captain Keith Delaney with The Telegram award for the senior league team having the best winning average for the past regular season. - Photo By Joe Gib

Clarenville grabs 2-0 lead in provincial final, following up Saturday's romp with a double OT win on Sunday

After dropping the opening game of the Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series 8-2 to the Clarenville Caribous, the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars came back with a far better effort in Game 2.

But it was still not enough, as the CeeBees fell 6-5 in double overtime.

"We stuck to our game plan, did everything we wanted to do, but we couldn't get that extra brake," said CeeBees' blueliner and assistant captain Mike Dyke.

After dropping the opening game of the Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series 8-2 to the Clarenville Caribous, the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars came back with a far better effort in Game 2.

But it was still not enough, as the CeeBees fell 6-5 in double overtime.

"We stuck to our game plan, did everything we wanted to do, but we couldn't get that extra brake," said CeeBees' blueliner and assistant captain Mike Dyke.

"We beat down the door, but (Caribous' goalie Jason) Churchill came up big."

Really big.

The Clarenville netminder was peppered with 60 shots on the night, bringing his two-game total to 105.

"Church was huge," said 'Bous defenceman John Ball. "He gives us a lot more confidence where we can do a lot more and take the scattered chance knowing he's back there. He's not giving anything up."

And Churchill can thank two metal-made friends for making at least one save. Late in the first overtime, Ryan Delaney found some room and rifled a shot that deflected off the crossbar, onto the right post and out of the zone.

For the second night in a row, C.B.N. goalie Freddy Diamond had a rough time over the first two periods, giving up five goals on nineteen shots. But, proving his value as a big game performer, he redeemed himself with clutch saves in the final frame and during overtime.

"That's the way he is all year," insists Dyke. "When it comes to the big situation, he's always there for us. We'll continue to count on him the rest of the way."

Clarenville coach Randy Pearcey conceded following the game that the CeeBees "deserved to win."

"I think we stole one here tonight," Pearcey says.

Early in the game, it was evident Eddie Oates had lit a fire beneath his team as the CeeBees scored three quick goals - two on the man-advantage - after the Caribous opened the scoring. Pearcey says his team simply didn't come prepared to play the same game early on.

"We weren't skating. We didn't come out with that same want-to-win attitude they had. These guys came out gunning and we were hauling guys down and hooking them because we were a step behind," Pearcey explained.

"We have to be prepared to come with moxy for the next game."

Another factor Pearcey says kept the game close was the loss of Ryan Penney in the second period. With the CeeBees pressing, Penney delivered what was ruled as a hit from behind on the CeeBees' Ryan Delaney. Penney was tossed and Brad Crann was forced to take his spot on the Delaney-Wadden shutdown line with Grant Kenny and Ryan Power.

"The flow of the game changed from that point. It threw our lines a little off kilter, I couldn't get my fourth line into the game and they used four lines," said Pearcey. "In that first OT, that had a big effect."

The CeeBees meanwhile, have to find an answer for the Mark Chaplin-Chris Mooney-Andrew Pearcey line that connected for eight goals and a combined 18 points over the first two games.

"We gotta hit, hit and hit," Dyke says. "They're a fast team, and every hit is going to pay dividends throughout the series. We've gotta keep hitting to shut down that Pearcey line."

The series resumes 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mile One, with CeeBees as home team.

koliver@thetelegram.com




SCORING SUMMARY

CeeBees 5 at Caribous 6 (2OT)
Sunday at Mile One Centre , St. John's
First Period
1. Clarenville, Brad Crann (Ryan Lauzon) 3:41
2. C.B.N., Mike Dyke (Matthew Thomey, Chris Crosbie) 11:00 PP
3. C.B.N., Keith Delaney (Ryan Delaney, Ian Moores) 12:23 PP
4. C.B.N., Jeff Oates (Thomey, Mike Stevens) 15:10
5. Clarenville, Andrew Pearcey (Mark Chaplin, Chris Mooney) 18:55
Second Period
6. Clarenville, Mooney (Pearcey, Jordan Smith)
7. C.B.N., Matthew French (Dyke, K. Delaney) PP
8. Clarenville, Crann (unassisted)
9. Clarenville, Chaplin (Pearcey, Mooney) PP
Third Period
10. C.B.N., Sean Wadden (French) 18:27
---
First Overtime
No Scoring
---
Second Overtime
11. Clarenville, Pearcey (Dan Rogers) 17:28
Goal - Clarenville: Churchill (55 svs); C.B.N.: Diamond (31 svs)

Organizations: Telegram Herder Memorial Championship Series, Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars

Geographic location: Clarenville, St. John's

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments

Recent comments

  • Roland
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    From what I saw on NTV last night the puck hit the cross bar and then the post and did not enter the net. In my opinion, the referee made the correct call and he was in the right position to make that call. I was also at the game and thought that the puck may have went in. However, after seeing the footage, it did not!

  • Garry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Great to see a good senior league in nfld,Go clarenville go.

  • Barry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    I bet no one on the east coast saw this coming, CeeBees are going to hard pressed to beat these Caribous.

  • Dean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    I was sitting next to the goal judge and the puck was definetly in. The puck entered the net high on the left side of Churchill, underneath the crossbar, onto the back padding and exited across the net, off the right post and out. The goal judge put the light on and confirmed the goal. The ref waved the goal off automatically, even though the light went on, he didn't question the goal judge.

  • Hockey Fan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Was the disallowed goal in overtime, in?

  • Wince
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    I was sitting behind the net and a few rows back. The puck looked like it went in to me and everyone around me felt the same way. The goal light even went on.

    And it was in OT.

    Games 1 & 2 were sell outs.

  • Bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Anyone know the attenance numbers for the games 1 and 2?

  • hockey fan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Yes, the goal in O/T that was not counted was in. We were sitting right behind the net. There should be something in place to have this issue reviewed. The CeeBees really won the game. Not to take anything from the Caribous but the result was not correct.

  • dear hockey fan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Was the icing that was waved off icing?

  • Roland
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    From what I saw on NTV last night the puck hit the cross bar and then the post and did not enter the net. In my opinion, the referee made the correct call and he was in the right position to make that call. I was also at the game and thought that the puck may have went in. However, after seeing the footage, it did not!

  • Garry
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Great to see a good senior league in nfld,Go clarenville go.

  • Barry
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    I bet no one on the east coast saw this coming, CeeBees are going to hard pressed to beat these Caribous.

  • Dean
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    I was sitting next to the goal judge and the puck was definetly in. The puck entered the net high on the left side of Churchill, underneath the crossbar, onto the back padding and exited across the net, off the right post and out. The goal judge put the light on and confirmed the goal. The ref waved the goal off automatically, even though the light went on, he didn't question the goal judge.

  • Hockey Fan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Was the disallowed goal in overtime, in?

  • Wince
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    I was sitting behind the net and a few rows back. The puck looked like it went in to me and everyone around me felt the same way. The goal light even went on.

    And it was in OT.

    Games 1 & 2 were sell outs.

  • Bob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Anyone know the attenance numbers for the games 1 and 2?

  • hockey fan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Yes, the goal in O/T that was not counted was in. We were sitting right behind the net. There should be something in place to have this issue reviewed. The CeeBees really won the game. Not to take anything from the Caribous but the result was not correct.

  • dear hockey fan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Was the icing that was waved off icing?