Caribous stun Cataracts in overtime in game four

Clarenville leads best-of-seven 3-1

Published on March 12, 2017

The Caribous celebrate after Kevin Reid's overtime goal put them up 3-1 in the CWSHL finals series.

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It took overtime for the Clarenville Ford Caribous to put a stranglehold on the Central West Senior Hockey League finals against the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Sunday, winning 4-3.

The ‘Bous now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

After game four — originally scheduled to go ahead in Grand Falls-Windsor Saturday night — was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, the two teams returned to Clarenville Sunday night to make up the game in the Eastlink Events Centre.

Late in the second, the Cats led 3-1, but after a quick goal by the ‘Bous before the period buzzer sounded, Clarenville mounted a comeback and scored three unanswered goals in the win.

Kevin Reid was the overtime hero, scoring his second goal of the game — he also had a goal disallowed in the first period after the net came off its moorings.

Brandon Roach and Kenny Mahoney also scored for Clarenville.

Travis Randell, Michael Hynes and Mike Brent tallied for Grand Falls-Windsor.

Games five and six (if necessary) will be played next weekend, March 18 and 19.

The winner of the series goes on to face the Avalon East Senior Hockey League champion for the Herder Trophy.