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St. John's junior hockey: Last season’s finalists had sizzling starts

Blades, defending champion Renegades building a cushion between themselves and rest of league

There are still a lot of games to be played, but the CBR Renegades and the Mount Pearl Blades seem to be pulling away at the top of the Mary Brown

’s St. John’s Junior Hockey League standings.

By getting past the St. John’s Caps 4-3 in overtime Sunday night at the Glacier, the Blades moved to within one point of the Renegades, but Mount Pearl has a game in hand.The defending champion Renegades and the Blades, the team CBR defeated in the 2018-19 championship final series, both posted two wins over the weekend, to continue to sit 1-2.

The Northeast Eagles are in third, but after losing three straight games, they have a .500 record (7-7-1) and are six points behind the Blades. In addition, Northeast has played three more games than Mount Pearl.

After the Eagles come five teams lumped together and all within three points of each other. That group includes the CBN Stars , who take on the winless expansion Paradise Warriors tonight, 7 p.,m. at the Paradise Complex, 

Officially, the Stars are in eighth place in nine-team league, but have played just nine games, fewer than anyone else; at 4-3-2 CBN is actually just one of four teams with a record above .500, along with the Renegades, Blades and Caps.

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