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Big games tonight in St. John's, metro high school hockey leagues

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Matchups for finals will be decided

The finalists in both the St. John’s and metro high school hockey league championship series will be decided tonight with a pair of Game 3 semifinal games.

At 8:30 tonight, the Holy Heart Highlanders meet the Holy Trinity Tigers in the final game of their best-of-three semifinal, while in the metro league, the Mount Pearl Senior High Huskies and St. Kevin’s Mavericks clash in Game 3 of their semifinal series 8 o’clock this evening at The Glacier in Mount Pearl.

Awaiting the winner of the Highlanders-Tigers outcome are the Gonzaga Vikings, who swept their semifinal with the Waterford Valley Warriors.

The St. John’s final opens 8 p.m. Friday at Twin Rinks.

The O’Donel Patriots upset the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers in a two-game sweep in their metro semifinal and will play either the Huskies or Mavs in the final that starts 7:30 Tuesday night at the Goulds Arena.

Weekend semifinal results

St. John’s league

• Holy Heart 3, Holy Trinity 2 (OT)

GS: HH — Noah Rowe, Matt Mills, Jakob Hann (3:28 of OT); HT — Austin Martin, Gavin Connors

• Holy Trinity 5, Holy Heart 4 (shootout)

GS: HT — Tyler Nippard (2), Ryan King, Gavin Connors; HH — Noah Rowe (2), Matt Mills, Will Templeton

• Gonzaga 2, Waterford Valley 1 (OT)

GS: Gonzaga — Patrick Beer, Evan Knight (3:43 of OT); WVH — Jacob Noseworthy

• Gonzaga 3, Waterford Valley 0       

GS: Gonzaga — Murray Byrne, Michael Curran, Evan Knight

SO: Matthew Bishop

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Metro league

• St. Kevin’s 5, Mount Pearl Senior High 3

GS: St. Kevin’s — Evan Raymond (2), Ryan Howlett, Jesse Putt, Riley Coady; MPSH — Ian McIntosh, Nathan Withers, Alex Holley

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