The Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars used a good performance from goaltender Doug Jewer and even scoring to start a winning streak after beating the Clarenville Caribous 5-3 at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace Sunday afternoon.
The CeeBees struck three times in the opening frame, with defenceman Mike Dyke blasting a pass from captain Matthew Thomey past Caribous' goaltender Devon O'Brien for a power play marker at 11:56. Keith Delaney picked up the other helper.
Six minutes later, the CeeBees would jump out to a 2-0 lead when Colin Feehan found the back of the net on a pass from Ray Dalton and Donnie Gosse.
With less than a minute remaining in the period, Dan Curran picked up his first goal of the season, finishing a pass from Delaney, his second assist of the game.
Both teams would go scoreless in the second period.
The CeeBees were effective in slowing down the Clarenville attack through the first two period of play, utilizing an aggressive forecheck and a tough neutral zone trap to keep the Herd from using their speed and playmaking ability.
The CeeBees would use goals from Steven Greeley and Feehan, his second, to push their lead to 5-0 after 10 minutes of play in the third period. Curran, Thomey and Gosse would pick up assists on the goals.
Bay Roberts native Brandon Roach ended Jewer's affair with a shutout, scoring at 9:30 of the period.The unassisted goal came off of a shot from the point that fooled Jewer making it 5-1.
Dustin Russell took a pass from Steve Yetman and put the puck past Jewer to pull the Caribous to within three with five minutes left to play. Dale Sullivan picked up the other assist on the play.
The Carbious then used some slick passing in the CeeBees' end zone when Ryan Desrosiers picked up his league-leading seventh goal of the season to make the score 5-3 after finishing a play started by Chris Hulit and Andrew Sweetland.Clarenville's comeback stopped there, as the CeeBees were able to hold off the charge for a 5-3 finish.
With the win, the CeeBees pulled within one point of the Mount Pearl Blades for fourth place with eight points.