The CBR Renegades are showing no signs of a championship hangover after having won Conception Bay South’s first-ever Mary Brown’s St. John’s Junior Hockey League crown last season.
The Renegades won twice over the weekend to improve to a league-leading 10 wins, one loss and a couple of OT losses through 13 starts.
On Sunday, Tyler Wall had a goal and two assists as the Renegades beat the Trinity-Placentia Flyers 4-1. Saturday night, Tyler Nickson had a pair of goals as CBR downed the visiting Southern Shore Breakers 7-3.
At the Trinity-Placentia Stadium in Whitbourne Sunday, Aaron Greenham had a pair of goals for the Renegades. Drew Stonehouse also scored for the visitors. Ethan Salsman replied.
On home ice at the new C.B.S. Arena on Saturday, Nick Gosse, Blake Fudge, Lucas Osmond, Jimmy Kennedy and Aaron Peach backed up Nickson with a goal apiece. Brendan Houlihan, Riley Coady and Brady Genge scored for the Shore.
Meanwhile, the second-place Mount Pearl Blades (10-1-1), the team the Renegades defeated in a dandy seven-game final this past spring, kept pace on the weekend with a couple of wins.
On Sunday night at the Glacier in Mount Pearl, the Blades edged the St. John’s Caps 4-3 in overtime. On Saturday, the Blades beat the Avalon Capitals 5-1 on Ryan Chislett’s pair of goals. Andrew Kennedy, Brady Normore and Mitch McGrath also found the mark for the Blades who are a point behind CBR with a game in hand
Jude Power responded for Avalon.
Avalon bounced back Sunday at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, doubling the Northeast Eagles.
Norheast had led 2-1 in the second period, but Avalon scored three unanswered markers, including the game-winner late in the third, plus an empty-netter.
Friday night, at the Southern Shore Arena, Luke Acreman and Mark Barrett both scored twice as the visiting C.B.N. Stars downed the Breakers 6-1. Jordan Coombs and Matthew Hoyles also scored for the winners, and Kyle Tetford collected three assists. Houlihan had the Southern Shore goal.