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The Puglisevich Southern Shore Breakers scored five goals in the third period to collect a 7-2 win over the St. John's Green Sleeves Caps in Avalon East Senior Hockey League action Monday night. At the Goulds Sports Arena, Andrew Gale led the winners with a hat trick and one assist, Michael Chafe scored once and added two helpers, Scott McCarthy had one and one, and singles came from Jeremy Nicholas and Blake Dalton, who netted his first senior hockey goal. Brandon Pye and Andrew Marshall had two assists apiece. Steve Bailey and Mitch Flynn counted for the Caps. Ben Goss made 40 saves in net for the Shore, with Scott Bray facing 38 shots in the Caps' blue paint.
The HGOE CeeBee Stars improved to 2-0 on the young Avalon East Senior Hockey League season Sunday night at the Southern Shore Arena in Mobile, defeating the Southern Shore Puglisevich Breakers 2-1. Lucas Goobie and Andrew Fenwick scored for the CeeBees, with A.J. Whiffen making 32 saves for the win. Stephen Oates replied for the home side, whose Devon O'Brien faced 36 shots. The Breakers are back in action on Monday night when they take on the St. John's Green Sleeves Caps at the Goulds Sports Arena. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m.
The Bell Island Blues collected a second straight win over the Tapper's Northeast Eagles Saturday night at the Msgr. Bartlett Memorial Arena in Wabana, winning 3-0. The Blues kicked off the season with a 5-4 shootout win over the Eagles on Friday night in Torbay. On Saturday, the Eagles' Chris Sparkes opened the scoring with an unassisted tally in the first period, but the Blues responded with three second period goals in a six minute span for the win. Brandon Street potted the first, Brandon Burry made it 2-1 and Ryan Power added the insurance marker. Matt Jenkins picked up the win in net again for the Blues, turning aside 29 of 30 shots against. Mark Yetman had 37 saves in the loss. Meanwhile, at the new Danny Cleary Community Centre in Harbour Grace, the HGOE CeeBee Stars opened the 2016-17 campaign with a 4-0 victory over the visiting St. John's Green Sleeves Caps. Matthew Thomey led the way with two goals, Cody Batten had a goal and a helper and former pro defenseman Sam Roberts scored in his senior hockey debut. Daniel Sparkes finished the night with two helpers. AJ Whiffen earned the shutout in net with 41 saves. Kyle Downer stopped 29 of 33 shots against for the Caps. In Sunday's only game, the CeeBees travel to Mobile to face the Southern Shore Puglisevich Breakers at the Southern Shore Arena. Game time is 8 p.m.
The Avalon East Senior Hockey League started it's 50th season with a nail biter on Friday night at the Jack Byrne Arena.
Bell Island Blues defeated the hometown Northeast Eagles 5-4 in a game decided by a shootout.
Brandon Burry scored the game winning goal in the shootout for the Blues. Brandon O'Neil, Mike Ryan, Garrett Murphy and Ryan Power scored for Bell Island in regulation time.
Bryan Clarke, Tyler Walshe, Andrew White and Dan Cadigan scored for Northeast.
The AESHL season continues tonight at the Danny Cleary Community Centre in Harbour Grace when the HGOE Ceebee Stars host the defending champion St. John's Green Sleeves Caps. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30pm.
The Tappers Northeast Eagles have made a trade with the St. John's Green Sleeves Caps to acquire defenseman Doug O'Brien, who had been the Caps 1st round draft pick in the first 2016/17 AESHL Entry Draft.
In return, the Caps acquired the rights to players Mitch Flynn, Brandon Kalbfleisch and the Eagles first round picks in the second 2016/17 and 2017/18 AESHL Drafts.