The capacity crowd at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium went crazy as the timer counted down the final few seconds of Friday night's game, and the cheering went on long after the buzzer had sounded.
The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts' 4-0 win against the Corner Brook Royals sealed their spot in the Herder Memorial Championship for the second year in a row.
The Cataracts ended the second period with a 2-0 lead, and Andre Gill made it 3-0 early in the heated, penalty-riddled third period. Icing on the cake for fans was Cats' captain Brad Lewis' final goal with only seconds left in the third, and goalie Mark Yetman's outstanding performance in the shutout game.
Friday's game was the final one in a best of seven series, with the Royals down 4-1 after a split weekend series away, and then dropping two games at home last weekend.
It was also the last opportunity for Cats fans to see their team play at home. Their next time on the ice will be against the Clarenville Caribous at the Mile One Centre for the first game of the Herder Championship series on March 24.
For the full game recap and reactions, see Thursday's Advertiser.