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Mount Pearl Blades goaltender Roger Kennedy jumps on a loose puck while Keith Delaney and Sean Wadden bear down looking for a CeeBees equalizer in third period action Saturday night at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace.
The Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars and the Mount Pearl Blades thought the shootout was fun the first time around that they decided to try it again, with the same result, a 4-3 victory for the Blades Saturday night at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace.
The CeeBees opened the scoring in the first period when Ray Dalton fired a puck past Blades starter Roger Kennedy.
The home team kept the visitors at bay, and the first period ended with the CeeBees up 1-0.
In the second period, special teams would let the CeeBees down as Mount Pearl tied the game at 1-1, and then took the lead 2-1 on consecutive power-play goals.
With Keith Delaney in the penalty box for hooking, Nathan Welton took a pass from Ryan Bellows and slide it past goaltender Doug Jewer. Terry Ryan also assisted on the play.
Colin Archer was in the box for hooking when Mount Pearl jumped ahead on a goal from Bellows. Ryan and Jason Hedges picked up the assists.
It would stay that way until the last minute of play in the frame when Colin Feehan took advantage of a Blades defensive lapse and sped in one a breakaway to beat Kennedy to make the score 2-2.
An icing non-call led to the third Blades' goal. Chris Mooney tucked a puck just underneath the crossbar and over the blocker of Jewer. David Cornacchia picked up the helper.
The period ended with Mount Pearl up 3-2.
The CeeBees pushed the entire third period for the equalizer, and captain Matthew Thomey tied the game up at 3-3 with just seconds remaining in regulation. Keith Delaney and Matthew French had the assists.
Mark Chaplin scored in the shootout and Kennedy stopped Sean Wadden to secure the victory for Mount Pearl.
The shootout loss means the CeeBees (6-10-4) salvaged a single point, but they still trail Mount Pearl by one point for fourth place with 16 points.
The two teams meet again next Friday night at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace at 8:00 p.m.