Caribous get a 5-3 win over Royals in a scrappy affair

Jonathan Parsons
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Friday the thirteenth not unlucky for Clarenville

The Clarenville Caribous were successful in the first of the two games planned this weekend against the Western Royals. The 5 to 3 win was well deserved for the Caribous who outmatched their counterparts.

Goalie Bryan Gillis watches helplessly as Brandon Roach scores the Caribous 5th goal of the contest.

With the Royals very shorthanded, only dressing 14 players, the Caribous controlled much of the game, outshooting Western 38 to 24. They seemed to not be able to find the back of the net in the first period. There was no score after 20 minutes despite Clarenville having so many more shots than the Royals.

Mid way through second, Keith Delaney scored for the Caribous.

And from there the game broke down even further.

While the teams traded exciting end to end goals, the play got rough and the referees were forced to step in. They handed out a total of 26 penalties, including 4 game misconduct penalties.

The scorers for the Caribous were Keith Delaney, Dustin Russell, Andrew Sweetland, Jeremy Barron and Brandon Roach.

With the win, the Caribous leap frog the Royals for second place in the league. They will play again Saturday night at 8 pm. It will be the last game before the Christmas break.

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    December 13, 2013 - 23:53

    Such a shame, Royals could have beaten this team had they have a full bench. Clarenville only manage to beat them 5-3 and that with a short bench for the Royals. Imagine a full bench playing Clarenville, could have walked away with a win tonight. Hope they get it back after christmas.