Cataracts sweep Royals to earn berth in Herder final

Dave Kearsey
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  DEER LAKE  The Big Green Machine was just too much for the hometown Royals.

The Western Royals crashed and banged with the top seed Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts, but in the end the league champions were a step quicker and earned a sweep in the West final of the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League Sunday in Deer Lake.

Brandon Nicholas, Rob Hennigar, Brandon Bussey, Brad Lewis and Rodi Short provided the goals as the Cataracts downed the Royals 5-3 in Game 4 Sunday at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex. The Royals faced elimination in the Sunday matinee affair before about 500 fans after a heart-breaking 3-2 overtime loss in Game 3 Saturday night.

Michael Hynes, Matthew Thomey and Andrew Smith scored for the Royals Sunday as A. J. Whiffen outduelled Bryan Gillis in the crease for the fourth-straight game of the series.

The Cataracts will meet the winner of the East best-of-seven final affair in a best-of-seven final for the Herder.

The Clarenville Caribous pushed the Mount Pearl H J Bartlett Electric Blades on the brink of elimination with a convincing 10-3 win in Game 4 Sunday afternoon at the Clarenville Events Centre.

The Blades eked out a 1-0 win over the Caribous in Game 3 Saturday night at the Glacier in Mount Pearl with Ryan Graham scoring the game’s only goal.

Ryan Mior recorded the shutout in another duel against counterpart Jason Churchill.

Game 5 goes Friday night in Clarenville with the Blades fighting to stave off elimination.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League

Geographic location: Herder, DEER LAKE, Mount Pearl Clarenville

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  • John
    March 10, 2014 - 09:48

    And they lose again. Ha ha, they are a complete waste of time.. I guess the curse I placed on them for leaving Corner Brook is working. See you next year

  • george p b
    March 10, 2014 - 09:20

    Since "about 500 fans" attended the finale of the Royals' season, I say stick a fork in this turkey called senior hockey......With such tepid support, any financial investment is throwing money down a sewer pipe....