NLSHL Standings Tighten Up

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Updated: January 29, 2013

Weekend action has seen the standings in the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League (NLSHL) tighten up with two races developing.

On Saturday, January 26, the Clarenville Caribous handed the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts their second loss of the season, taking a 6-1 victory over the first place team.  The Caribous were led by Ryan Derosiers and Dale Sullivan who scored two goals each.  Singles from  Brandon Roache and Steven Yetmen rounded out the Caribous scoring. Andrew Brennan had the Cats goal.

Other action on Saturday night saw the Western Royals take a big win over the Conception Bay Cee Bee Stars by a score of 3-2.  Mark Tobin, Mike Hynes and Justin Barbour notched goals for the Royals and Jordan Escott and Nick Theriault scored for the Cee Bees.  The loss was seen as major to the Cee Bees who are in a battle for the last playoff spot in the league.

Sunday’s action saw the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts rebound, taking a 6-2 victory over the Clarenville Caribous.  Andrew Pearcey led the Cataracts offensive attack with two goals, while Chris Peach ,Sam Hounsell, Cody Roach and Andrew Brennan added the singles for the Cataracts. Steve Yetman and Brandon Roache replied  for the Caribous.  The win by the Caribous ensured they would keep at least a 2-point lead on second place over the Western Royals in the standings.

Game 2 of the Western Royals / Conception Bay Cee Bees matchup saw the Western Royals take a 5-4 victory in a shootout . Colin Feehan, Ray Dalton, Jordan Escott and Grant Kenny added markers for the Cee Bee Stars goals while Cory Blackmore, Scott Doody,Ryan Sparling and Darren Langdon  filled the net with the Royals markers.

The single point earned by the Cee Bees put them in a tie for last playoff spot in the league over the idle Gander Flyers.

Currently, the Cataracts have captured first place in the league with 36 points, followed by the Caribous with 26, Royals with 24 and the Flyers/Cee Bees tied with 11 points a piece.

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