Caribous down Flyers two-straight

Clarenville outscores Gander 15-5 over two games

Jonathan Parsons jonathan.parsons@thepacket.ca
Published on December 4, 2016

Clarenville forward Jordan Kennedy looks to track a broken up pass in the first period of Sunday’s game against the Gander Flyers.

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The Clarenville Ford Caribous played their last home games before the holiday break to great success this past weekend, defeating the visiting Kelly Ford Gander Flyers 7-2 and 8-3.

The hometown team sent the fans home happy after both games, winning in dominant fashion.

It seemed like all the players were getting in on the act of scoring for Clarenville.

Mason Reid, Stuart MacRae, Connor Donaghey, Kenny Mahoney, Chad Earle, Dustin Russell, Ryan Desrosiers and Justin Pender all chipped in with goals on Sunday for the Caribous.

Andrew Ryan scored two goals and Ryan Watson scored one for Gander.

Jason Churchill stopped 32 shots in the win for Clarenville. Gander goalie Marc Cheverie made 33 saves.

During the first intermission of Sunday’s game, fans threw plush toys to the ice to donate to charity for the annual Teddy Toss.

During the second intermission, the proceeds of the Booster Juice Chuck a Puck went to Darian Hunt and his family. Darian, a peewee minor hockey Caribou, was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatments. They raised over $1,600 from the puck toss.

Next weekend, the Flyers host the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts for two games at the Steele Community Centre.

The following weekend, Dec. 17-18, the Caribous will go on the road to play the Cats at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium in the final two games before the league’s midseason break.

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