Colin O’Neil’s goal at 1:41 of overtime gave the Mount Pearl Blades a 2-1 win over the Trinity-Placentia Flyers, and a huge 3-0 lead in their Mary Brown’s St. John’s Junior Hockey League semifinal Sunday night.
At The Glacier in Mount Pearl, the defending league champs also received a goal from Michael Broders. Liam Shea forced extra time with the tying goal with 1:30 left in regulation time.
Flyers’ goalie Brent Hatfield was outstanding, stopped 41 shots. The Flyers managed 23 drives.
The Blades beat the Flyers 6-2 Saturday night at the Trinity-Placentia Stadium in Whitbourne for a 2-0 series lead. O'Neil led the Mount Pearl attack with three goals. Player of the game Grant Thompson, who also picked up an assist, Jared Ostroski and James O'Brien added singles.
Replying for the Flyers were Jordan Pomeroy and Justin Edison. William Hickey was Trinity-Placentia’s player of the game.
In the other semifinal series, the CBR Renegades take a 2-1 lead into Game 4 of their series tonight at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts.
The C.B.N. Stars avoided falling into a big hole Saturday night with a 9-5 win over the Renegades Saturday night at the C.B.S. Stadium.
Game time tonight is 7:30.
Jordan Coombs fired three goals and assisted on another Saturday to pace the Stars. Conal McNamara and Ryan Petten both had two goals and singles were added by David Hibbs and Cass Warren.
Nick Gosse replied with two goals and an assist. Andrew Barron, Blake Fudge and Nick David had the other CBR goals.
Both Coombs and Gosse were the Jungle Jim’s players of the game.
Friday night at the Bay Arena, the Renegades scored twice in the third period for a 3-2 victory.
A power play goal by Drew Stonehouse goal with 5:51 remaining proved to be the game-winner. Blake Fudge scored mid-way through the third period to tie the game. Stephen Predham also scored for the Renegades.
Ryan Williams had both C.B.N. goals. Fudge and Williams were the players of the game.