The Avalon East Sr. Hockey final resumes tonight in Harbour Grace. The CeeBees and Northeast Eagles are tied 2-2 with game six set for Torbay Friday. Tonight’s game starts at 7:30.
TEAM PAUL HARVEY TO PLAY TEAM NOSEWORTHY IN RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE FINAL
HARVEY DODGES 3 BULLETS IN SEMI-FINAL WIN OVER FUN ‘N’ FAST
$7,200 RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE WINDS DOWN FOR 2016-17 —
— WINNER COULD GET AS MUCH AS $2,280.50
There follows the linescore and highlights for the Semi-Final Game in SuperLeague at the RE/MAX Centre:
Semi-Final Game; ICE #3:
TEAM PAUL HARVEY* 102 010 11 = 6
FUN ‘N’ FAST 010 301 00 = 5
Spectators at the RE/MAX Centre were treated to an entertaining game between Team Paul Harvey and Fun ‘N’ Fast; the third time that they have faced off this year. Fun ‘N’ Fast won 7-6 in the Provincial Mens’ Championship (Tankard) in January and Team Harvey was the winner in an extra end in the SuperLeague round robin (Draw #6 on November 15). Team Paul Harvey had last rock in the first end due to their 10-1 round robin record compared to the 8-3 round robin record of Fun ‘N’ Fast. Singles were traded in ends 1 & 2 and 6 & 7. A few of the highlights follow:
“In the third end, Team Harvey had Fun ‘N’ Fast in a world of hurt with a possibility of 4 or 5. Skip Adam Boland would make a great shot to force skip Paul Harvey to draw the 4-foot circle for 3; Harvey came up a little light, but held a 3-1 lead.
“In the 4th end Fun ‘N’ Fast had Team Harvey chasing from start to finish and scored 3 to go up 4-3; momentum was turning.
“In the 5th end Team Harvey was in trouble again. There was great debate on what to do with Harvey’s hammer. He threw a beautiful backline hit that papered a guard with some do-or-die sweeping and removed the Fun ‘N’ Fast counter at the top 4-foot circle.
“In the 7th end, Harv made another game saving shot, drawing the 4-foot against three for a critical point. Thus, it was 5-5 going into the final end.
“On Paul Harvey’s last rock, there was a long center guard. The opposition was lying 3 with two rocks in the back 8 at the 4 and 6 o’clock positions and a biter on the top 12 foot at the one o’clock position. Harv drew dead buried to the back button. Boland opted for a bumper weight hit to remove shot rock. When he slid out and let go of the rock it virtually picked on debris right away. It was the only stolen point of the encounter and a tough way to end a great game. In the words of Vic Rauter, “make the final 6-5”.
The win sends Team Harvey to the RE/MAX SuperLeague Championship Game and guarantees them a prize package of at least $1,851.50. They will face Team Noseworthy, who is assured at least $1,781.50. Fun ‘N’ Fast gets $1,138.00 for their SuperLeague Season; howerer their Season is not over and they have much to look forward to next Sewason (see NOTE below). The RE/MAX SuperLeague Champion could win as much as $2,280.50. There is an additional $429.00 at stake in the Championship Game.
The Standings, and Winnings-to-Date, with just one Page Playoff Game remaining, reads:
9 – 3 $1,781.50+ Team Mark Noseworthy
11 – 2 $1,851.50+ Team Paul Harvey
9 – 4 $1,138.00 Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)
8 – 5 $ 845.00 Team Heather Strong
7 – 4 $245.00 Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)
6 – 5 $210.00 Team Colin Thomas
5 – 6 $175.00 McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)
5 – 6 $175.00 A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)
4 – 7 $140.00 Team Shelley Hardy
2 – 9 $ 70.00 Greg Blyde Junior Team
2 – 9 $ 70.00 Team Stacie Curtis
2 – 9 $ 70.00 Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)
NOTE: Fun ‘N’ Fast goes next week as the Memorial University Atlantic Conference Team in the Canadian University Championship. They finished second to Team Gushue in the Provincial Tankard in January …. Sunday they learned that Gushue’s Team Newfoundland will be in the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina as Team Canada and this Province will have a second representative in the 2018 Brier. Fun ‘N’ Fast will be the leading contender for winning that spot in the 2018 NL Tankard in January 2018, a spot likely to be hotly contended.
Gord Dunphy says after eight years with the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association, he will not seek reelection in April.
Dunphy says in a news release he is recovering from one spinal surgery and having another this year. He has decided to focus on his recovery.
He says he believes soccer in the province has outgrown all other sports and is currently flourishing.
Advance tickets are available for the Saturday senior hockey game between the Corner Brook Royals and the Stephenville Jets, as well as the Sunday game between the Port aux Basques Mariners and the Jets at the Stephenville Dome.
The tickets are available at the Dome, the North Atlantic station, and Stephenville Carpet Center.
School Sports NL will hold its Girls Varsity Basketball Provincial tournament this week. The structure has changed from years past. Last year, 4A had been split into tiers. This year, organizers have removed tiers to create a more competitive, four-tournament structure.
The games run from Friday to Sunday.