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Senior hockey shutout win for Blues

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Kris Hodge enjoyed a four-point night with two goals and two assists as the C.B.S. Blues blanked the St. John’s Caps in East Coast Senior Hockey League play Sunday night at the C.B.S. Arena. Lucas Lush collected four assists. Scoring singles for the Blues were Ryan Day, Luke Peddle, Tyler Wall and Stephen Ledrew. Mitchell Puddester made 24 saves for the shutout.

At the Southern Shore Arena Sunday, the Breakers fell 4-2 to the Clarenville Caribous.

Kevin Reid scored twice for the winners, and added an assist. Mason Reid and Chris Sparkes added singles. Andrew Gale and Peter Kavanagh replied.

Tyler Whiffen stopped 39 shots for the win. Mark Yetman made 40 saves for the Shore.

The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts, from the Central-West senior circuit, split a pair of games over weekend, dropping a 7-4 decision to the Caribous Saturday night following a 7-5 win over the Blues Friday.

At the Eastlink Events Centre Saturday, the defending Herder Memorial Trophy champion Caribous enjoyed a banner-raising ceremony prior to the drop of the puck. In their home-opener, Mason Reid put on a show with four goals. Sparkes, Colton Collins and Brad Crann also scored for the winners.

For the Cataracts, who fell to 2-4 on the year, Brandon Bussey, Michael Brent, Andre Gill and Danny Wicks had the goals.

The Cataracts were without the services of starting netminder A.J. Whitten, who was pressed into duty as the Newfoundland Growlers emergency ECHL backup. Noah Weir was between the pipes for the Cats. Jason Churchill recorded the win for Clarenville.

Friday at the C.B.S. Arena, the Cats from the Central-West league took on the Blues from the East Coast league in the first senior hockey interlocking game held on the Avalon in quite some time.

Prior to Friday’s game, rhe Cataracts opened the season with four straight games against the Gander Flyers.

Nick Lindstrom paced the visitors with two goals, one into an empty net. Kyle McGuirk, Shawn Loveridge, Greg Hoffe, Andrew Brennan and Brent scored singles for the Cats.

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