CARIBOUS CWSHL 2017 CHAMPIONS!!!!
The Clarenville Caribous overcame plenty of adversity trying to de-throne the three-time League and Herder Champion GFW Cataracts in this year's League Finals,but finally accomplished the feat with a thrilling and nail-biting overttime 4-3 victory at the Joe Memorial Stadium in GFW on Friday night.
The Bous earned the well-deserved victory with a high-intensity,fast-skating attack that really wore down the Cataracts, who, though they outshot the Bous over the game, did not have near as many good scoring chances.
The Cataracts goalie kept the defending League Champs in the contest time after time. The eventual game winning goal was a fateful shot which the Cats goalie could not be faulted on. The Bous just finally proved to be too much.
The Caribous now immediately move on to Harbour Grace to take on the AESHL Champion CeeBees for the Herder Trophy. The first game of the best of five Series is Saturday night,March 25th in the Danny Cleary Community Arena at Harbour Grace.
This will be the second consecutive Herder Playoff between the AESHL Champs and the CWSHL Champs, the CWSHL Champion Cataracts handily defeating the AESHL representative last year. All eyes will be watching whether the AESHL Rep will be any more competitive in this year's Herder. The Cataracts Webcast crew of George Scott and Robert Goulding are apparantly going to be in Harbour Grace for the Herder and are going to be streaming tonight's contest and all games between the Bous and CeeBees.