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Newfoundland senior hockey: Blues need to find their away game

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Conception Bay requires a win at Southern Shore Wednesday to stay alive in their provincial divisional semifinal

If the Conception Bay Blues are to play past Wednesday, they’ll have to do something they haven’t done yet in their Newfoundland senior hockey divisional semifinal against the Southern Shore Puglisevich Breakers. That’s to win an away game.

The Blues staved off elimination Sunday night at C.B.S. Arena, where Tyler Adams’ third-period goal stood as the game-winner in a 3-2 victory by the home side. That leaves the Blues trailing the best-of-seven series 3-2 heading into Game 6 Wednesday night (8 o’clock start) at the Southern Shore Arena in Mobile.

The Breakers, who stole home-ice advantage in the series with a Game 1 victory in C.B.S., have won 4-2 and 6-3 in the two games played so far on the Shore.

If a seventh and deciding game is necessary, it would be played Friday night in C.B.S.

The winner of the series will meet the defending Herder Memorial Trophy provincial senior champion Clarenville Ford Caribous in the Eastern Division final. The Caribous swept the St. John’s Caps 4-0 in their semifinal.

Whichever team emerges from the Eastern Division will face either the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts or Gander Kelly Ford Flyers in the provincial Herder championship series. The Cataracts lead the best-of-seven Central Division final 3-1 heading into Game 5 Friday night at the Steele Community Centre in Gander.

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