Caribous win, take series lead

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Mooney scores twice in Clarenville's 4-2 win

Clarenville, NL -

Just like they did in 2009 at Mile One Centre, the Clarenville Caribous won Game 1 of the Telegram Herder Memorial Trophy Championship Series.

And just like the first Herder encounter between these two teams, the Game came to a fiery end.

Chris Mooney scored the game winner for the Caribous, taking a feed in front from Ryan Lauzon and popping it into an open cage behind Freddy Diamond.

After the Caribous' Ryan Lauzon scored to go up 4-2 28 seconds later, the CeeBees' Shane Gamberg was dumped in the Caribous' crease. At the same time, Mike Dyke went after Ryan Lauzon only to be pulled off by Grant Kenny. Both were dealt minors for roughing after the whistle.

Matthew Thomey then got nabbed for slashing and the chirping between benches began. After the play was whistled down on a Mattew French penalty for slashing Andrew Pearcey. Jeremy Kavanagh came in a landed a right hook on Tobin, setting the CeeBees' sniper off.

Minutes later, as the banter continued on the ice and between benches, Graham Jackman and Richard Paul dropped the mitts. Paul easily took the bout landing some 10 to 15 shots to the back or side of the CeeBees' tough guy's head. Both were handed five minute majors and game misconducts.

After the fight, fans at the packed Clarenville Events Centre proceeded to throw a hundred or more "Go Caribous Go" signs onto the ice.

After the whistle, the CeeBees' Daniel Sparkes and Clarenville's Jason Picco squared off with Sparkes getting the best of the blueliner before he landed a right that turned Sparkes inside out.

Both received five and a game.

Chris Mooney finished the night two goals, Lauzon had one and one, Fred Earle added a single. Thomey and Tobin led the CeeBees with a goal and an assist. Chris Sparkes had a pair of helpers.

Be sure to visiting tomorrow starting at 2 p.m. for updates throughout Games 2 of the Telegram Herder Memorial Trophy Championship Series.

Organizations: Trophy Championship Series

Geographic location: Clarenville

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