CARIBOUS EDGE CAPS IN GAME ONE OF THE HERDER

April 8, 2018

Immediate Release

Clarenville, NL –The Clarenville Ford Caribous got goals from four different players to beat the St. John’s Greens Sleaves Caps 4-3 in game one of the 2018 Herder Memorial Championship on Saturday night in Clarenville. Kevin Reid scored the eventual game winner with just over five minutes remaining in the final frame with a power play marker. Chris Sparkes, Ryan Delaney and veteran, Dustin Russell also had goals for the Central West Champs. Reid describes his deflected goal a lucky one, “Sparky {Chris Sparkes} walked to the middle for a shot and I was trying to get in front of Downer and it went off my elbow. A lucky one but we will take it”, said Reid.

The Caps started the first period on the road with a bang scoring two goals a little over a minute apart to take the early two goal lead, however, the game was tied 2-2 heading into the final stanza. Caps got markers from Jacob Pitcher, Jeremy Nicholas and Roger Pender. (power play).

Tyler Whiffen earned the win in goal for the Caribous stopping 30 of 33 shots while Kyle Downer suffered the loss for the Caps.

Both teams and officials gathered around the center ice circle prior to game one for a moment of silence and prayer in honor of the victims of last night’s tragic junior hockey team bus accident in Saskatchewan.

The best of seven series resume today with a matinee game at 1:30 pm at the Eastlink Event Centre. The series will then shift to Jack Byrne Arena next weekend for games three, four and five, if necessary.

The Herder Memorial Trophy was first presented by Ralph Herder of the Evening Telegram Limited in honor of the hockey playing Herder Family, wo founded the Evening Telegram in 1879. The trophy is emblematic of the All Newfoundland Senior Hockey Championship. The St. John’s Capitals have won seven Herder titles and last competed for the coveted trophy in 1990. The Cataracts are vying for their fourteenth Herder championship.

All games will be webcasted by Hockey NL’s and fans who can’t get to a game can watch via the following link. http://tv1.ca/4841056

Hockey NL will also be having live scoring, statistics and news. Hockey fans can follow on http://www.theherder.ca/\ and via twitter @HkyNL

For more information, please contact:

Craig Tulk

Executive Director

Hockey NL

ctulk@hockeynl.ca

Craig Tulk
Executive Director
Hockey NL
ctulk@hockeynl.ca