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Eagles, Breakers went to the limit … and then some


It will be the league’s top two teams facing off against each other in the last series of the season as the Avalon East Senior Hockey League kicks off its championship final Wednesday night in Harbour Grace.

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The Tapper’s Northeast Eagles punched their ticket to the final Friday night with a 4-3 Game 7 decision over the Puglisevich Southern Shore Breakers at Jack Byrne Arena.

The thrilling series went down to the wire — in this case, overtime — before Chris Mooney’s goal five minutes into the extra session — his second of the game — gave the Eagles a shot at the Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises CeeBee Stars in the best-of-seven final.

That series gets under way 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Danny Cleary Community Centre in Harbour Grace where the CeeBees are unbeaten this season.

Harbour Grace finished on top of the standings parade this year at 18-2-1. The Eagles were next at 12-8-3.

In head-to-head meetings this season, the CeeBees own a 4-1 record against the Eagles.

Andrew White had a goal and three assists while Chris Sparkes scored once and picked up two helpers for the Eagles Friday night. who will meet the Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises CeeBee Stars in a best-of-seven league final which starts Wednesday night, 7:30 p.m., at the Danny Cleary Community Centre in Harbour Grace.

Cory Blackmore scored twice for the Breakers, Jeremy Nicholas had one, and Ray Dalton and Scott McCarthy both had two assists apiece.

Mark Yetman stopped 34 of 37 shots for the win, with Ben Goss facing 50 in net for the Breakers.

 

sport@thetelegram.com

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