The Clarenville Caribous will get a chance to defend their Central West Senior Hockey League crown.
On Friday night at the Eastlink Events Centre in Clarenville, veteran Keith Delaney scored about three minutes into overtime to give the Caribous a 5-4 victory over the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts and a 4-1 win in their best-of-seven semifinal.
It was the second overtime win for Clarenville in the series.
The Caribous will meet the Gander Flyers in the league final, with the first two games set for Gander next weekend. The Flyers earned a direct berth to the championship series by finishing first overall in the regular-season standings of the three-team league.
Ryan Desrosiers, Kevin Reid, Brandon Roach and Chris Sparkes aslo scored for Clarenville.
Kyle McGuirk, Nick Lindstrom, Mike Hynes and Danny Wicks replied for the Cataracts. McGurk’s tally came in the final minute of regulation with Grand Falls goalie A.J. Whiffen on the bench for an extra attacker.
A.J. Whiffen made 43 saves in the game. At the other end, his brother Tyler made 33 stops for Clarenville.