The Elwood Lakers never lost a game in regulation time at the Confederation Cup, but they had to settle for silver in Tier 2 after a dramatic 1-0 shootout loss in the final.
The Lakers, who finished in their division with a record of two wins and a tie, had to settle for silver after Patrick Farrell scored the winning goal in the shootout to give Marystown a 1-0 win over the Lakers Sunday afternoon at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.
The two teams traded chances in regulation time, but goaltenders on both sides were up to the task, so a 4-on-4 five-minute overtime period was played, and again nobody could slide the puck over the goal line.
Farrell was the only player to score for either team in the shootout. His shot, the fifth for his team, put an end to the marathon.
The Lakers placed first in their division thanks to a 6-4 win over Prince of Wales Collegiate, a 5-1 win over Mobile High School and a 2-2 tie with Marystown.
To earn a rematch with Marystown, the Lakers beat Holy Trinity High School by a 4-1 count in a quarter-final matchup before downing Mobile High 8-3 in semifinal play.