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AESHL: Breakers send semifinal to Game 7 with double OT win over Eagles


Daniel Dalton scored in double overtime to lift the Southern Shore Puglisevich Breakers to a 3-2 win over the Tapper’s Northeast Eagles to force a seventh and deciding game in the Avalon East Senior Hockey League semifinals.

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That means the Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises CeeBee Stars will have to wait a week to find out their opponent in the best-of-seven league final. The CeeBees advanced Saturday night with a 5-4 victory to take the series in five games.

Meanwhile, at the Southern Shore Arena, the Breakers bounced back from a 7-1 pounding Friday night to force a Game 7 8 o’clock this Friday night at Jack Byrne Arena.

Chris Sparkes led the Eagles with two goals and two assists, Sean Wadden notched a pair of goals, and Andrew White and Liam Myers each had a goal and an assist. Andrew Smith also scored for the Eagles. Doug O’Brien, Bryan Clarke and Chris Mooney each collected two assists.

Mark Yetman stopped all 38 shots after surrendering the game’s first goal to the Breakers’ Jeremy Nicholas. Ben Goss saw 47 shots in net for the Shore.

At the Danny Cleary Community Centre in Harbour Grace Saturday night, Brett Shute scored the winner in the extra session — his second of the game — to close out of the best-of-seven series. Daniel Sparkes had two, Andrew Fenwick scored one, and Robert Slaney and Matthew Thomey both had two assists for the winners.

Ryan Walsh and Robert Barrett both had a goal and an assist for the Caps. Mike Druken and Jeremy Barron also scored for St. John’s, and Terry Ryan collected three assists.

The CeeBees’ A.J. Whiffen and there Caps’ Kyle Downer both faced 31 shots.

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