Mariners edge Jets in shootout


Published on March 19, 2017

Robbie Dunville of the Stephenville Jets, left, battles Matt Colbourne of the Corner Brook Royals for puck possession during Saturday’s West Coast Senior Hockey League game at the Stephenville Dome. The Jets improved to 3-0 with a 6-4 win on home ice. Dunville is the son of Hockey Hall o Famer Cal Dunville, while Colbourne is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer and Royals coach Darren Colbourne.

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It took a shootout to decide things between the Port aux Basques Mariners and Stephenville Jets at the Stephenville Dome on Sunday afternoon.

Dylan Savory and Jasper Dicks both scored in the tiebreaker to give the Mariners the 4-3 win in the West Coast Senior Hockey League contest.

Savory, Brett Robinson and Scott Francis scored the regulation goals for the victors.

Brad Lucas (2) and Tim Caines responded for the Jets.

Byron Francis took the goaltending win, with Adam Butt suffering the defeat.

The following is a look at other WCSHL weekend play:

Jets 6, Corner Brook Royals 4

Josh White and Cory Perrier both scored twice, while Tim Caines and Sheldon MacIsaac each had a goal as the Jets downed the Royals at the Stephenville Dome on Saturday night.

Matt Colbourne struck twice in the loss, while Alex Hillier and Matt Roche had single markers.

Mariners 7, Red Wings 5

Dylan Savory produced four goals Saturday night to give the Mariners the win in their first home game in 17 years.

Other goalscorers weren’t available at press time.

Jets 3, Red Wings 2

Robbie Dunville, son of Hockey Hall of Famer Cal Dunville, scored the eventual game-winning goal 51 seconds into the second period as the Stephenville Jets improved to 2-0 in the West Coast Senior Hockey League with a 3-2 win over the Deer Lake Red Wings Friday night.

Brad Bennett and Mark McGuire scored for the Jets in the opening period to give the Jets a 2-0 lead.

The Red Wings, who now sit at 1-2 after its second loss to the Jets, got goals from Justin Compton and Ian Richardson in the second period, but there was no scoring in the third period as defence appeared to be the way both teams wanted to finish out this entertaining game at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex.

Royals, 8, Mariners 7

The Corner Brook Royals eked out an 8-7 victory over the Port aux Basques Mariners in a fast and physical showdown that saw seven goals scored in the third period as the home team roared back to pick up two points.

Matt Colbourne scored two goals, including the game-winning goal at 15:29 of the third period to the lead the Royals, while Johnny Jones and Jamie Penney also had two-goal games for the winning side.

Matt Roache and Tyler Hunt rounded out the scoring for the Royals.

The two teams were deadlocked at four goals apiece after two periods. Port aux Basques showed some jump in the early stages of the third with three unanswered goals, but then it was the Royals turn as they filled the net on four occasions to steal the win.

Jasper Dicks had a hat trick for the Mariners, while Dylan Savoury and Jody Kelly had two goals apiece in a losing cause.

Shannon Moores of the Deer Lake Red Wings, left, battles for position with Brandon O’Neil of the Stephenville Jets during Friday’s West Coast Senior Hockey League game in Deer Lake. The Jets eked out a 3-2 win on the road.

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Rocky Harbour native Luke Parsons carries the puck up the ice during Friday’s senior hockey league matchup against the visiting Stephenville Jets.

©Roxanne Ryland photo