The Southern Shore Breakers staved off elimination Saturday night with a 4-2 win over the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts in Game 4 of the Herder Memorial Trophy playoffs.
The Cataracts still lead the best-of-seven provincial senior hockey final 3-1 heading into Game 5 1:30 Sunday afternoon in Grand Falls-Windsor.
At Joe Byrne Byrne Memorial Stadium Saturday, Michael Brent gave the hometown fans plenty to cheer about, scoring 44 seconds in. But the Breakers would score three unanswered goals in the first by junior-aged Blake Dalton, Jeremy Nicholas and Peter Kavanagh for a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes.
The Cataracts’ Michael Cole scored the only goal of the second period to make it a one-goal game, but Kyle Tibbo potted the only goal in the third to seal the Southern Shore victory.
Dalton, Nicholas and Tibbo all finished with a goal and an assist. Kris Hodge picked up two helpers. Tibbo and Hodge were added to the Breakers’ lineup from the Conception Bay Blues.
Mark Yetman was outstanding in the Breakers’ goal with 42 saves. A.J. Whiffen stopped 38 shots for the Cataracts.