Mount Pearl’s three first period goals set the pace
© Chris Ballard
The Mount Pearl Blades celebrate one of their six goals from Sunday afternoon’s victory over the Clarenville Caribous at the Mount Pearl Glacier.
The Mount Pearl Blades got their revenge against the Clarenville Caribous on Sunday afternoon, coming out on top of a 6-3 decision at the Mount Pearl Glacier.
The Caribous got into penalty trouble in the opening frame, with five players heading to the box. The Blades took advantage early as goals from Chris Mooney (2) and Blake Gallagher gave the Blades a commanding 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Ryan Desrosiers gave the Caribous some hope with a goal just 1:39 into the second period as the Caribous began to find their legs.
Andrew Sweetland scored a highlight reel goal just past the middle of the second period to close the lead to just one before former Caribou Paul Roebothan restored the two-goal cushion heading into the third period.
Mount Pearl continued to press in the final frame as Mark Tobin added to the lead within the first five minutes of the third period. The Caribous’ Dustin Russell scored a late goal with 8:04 remaining in the game, giving the Caribous hope before Gallagher’s second of the game put the game out of reach for good.
Ryan Mior stood tall between the pipes for Mount Pearl and finished the game with 36 saves, while Jason Churchill had an off-day, finishing with six goals against on 30 shots faced.
The Caribous are back in action again next weekend as they head to Harbour Grace to face the Eastlink CeeBees Stars on Saturday night before returning to Clarenville for an afternoon matinee on Sunday.