The Newfoundland Growlers are working on a notable winning streak in the ECHL.
The Puglisevich Southern Shore Breakers are doing the same in the ECSHL.
The defending East Coast Senior Hockey League champions have won eight consecutive games, stretching back to Nov. 24. That was when they suffered their only loss of the season, getting edged 5-4 by the Clarenville Ford Caribous, and even then, the Breakers picked up a point because Clarenville won in overtime.
Southern Shore’s latest victory came Sunday night at the Ken Williams Arena in Mobile, where the Breakers scored three unanswered goals in the third period as they doubled up the St. John’s Caps 4-2.
It was the Breakers second home-ice win of the weekend — they had defeated the visiting Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises CeeBee Stars by the same 4-2 score Friday night.
The latter wast was one of two weekend losses for the CeeBees, who were defeated 6-1 by the Caribous Saturday at the Danny Cleary Community Centre.
The wildest game of the past weekend was Sunday at the Clarenville Events Centre, where the Caribous overcame a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Conception Bay Blues 9-7 despite a five-point game (2G, 3A) by the Blues’ Kyle Tibbo,
In the weekend’s other ECSHL contest, played Friday at Twin Rinks, the Caps downed the Northeast The Bigs Eagles 6-3.
The Eagles will be the Breakers’ next opponent, as the Northeast team visits Southern Shore this coming Sunday. It’s one of four games on the ECSHL schedule next weekend.