Blades nip CeeBees in shootout

Nicholas Mercer
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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.

Organizations: Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium, Harbour Grace

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  • woodstove's burning
    February 11, 2012 - 23:58

    can someone tell me why the ceebees flys in crocker to scream change every minute? Is he coaching at all? They had a big camp of some kind, and i herad tonight it was one practice. Waste of money I ask? They was swept the weekend by mount pearl. The boys had no heart at all knowing they was battling for a playoff spot. Lot of people poisoned with it out here, wondering what they are wasting money wiht flying in the coach and not getting a player instead. Stupid if you ask me. I won't be there next friday night, wast of money paying the fellas salaries if they don't try. Gosse played like he was 44, not 34.

    • ANDREW
      February 14, 2012 - 08:29

      Ceebees have their import cards used up woodstove, so flying in another player is impossible. I thought the team played well and are still on the right track.