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Caribous complete sweep for Herder; Russell makes senior hockey history

Chad Earle of the Clarenville Caribous scores a goal on St. John’s Caps goaltender Scott Bray to make it 6-1 on the way to a Caribous win and sweep of the Herder final at Jack Byrne arena Saturday night. At left is Caps player Dylan Brake. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Chad Earle of the Clarenville Caribous scores a goal on St. John’s Caps goaltender Scott Bray to make it 6-1 on the way to a Caribous win and sweep of the Herder final at Jack Byrne arena Saturday night. At left is Caps player Dylan Brake. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

The Clarenville Caribous, following a bittersweet end to last year’s all-Newfoundland senior hockey championship, wrapped up their fourth Herder Memorial Trophy title Saturday night at Torbay’s Jack Byrne Arena, beating the St. John’s Caps 6-1.
It capped a four-game sweep for the Caribous, who made some history along the way as Clarenville coach Rebecca Russell, the former NCAA hockey player, became the first female coach to win the Herder.
The Caribous, back-to-back champions of the Central West Senior Hockey League, took a 3-0 stranglehold on the series Friday night with a 4-1 decision, following 4-3 and 5-2 victories last weekend on home ice at the Eastlink Events Centre.
The Caribous were in last year’s much-talked about Herder, a series won by the C.B.N. CeeBee Stars in controversial fashion.
With just over four minutes remaining in the third period of the final game of a best-of-five final in Clarenville, the CeeBees’ Kenny King scored the go-ahead goal, which would later prove to be the winning tally.
Caribous goalie Jason Churchill, however, vehemently argued the puck slid under the side of the net, a claim later supported by NTV video footage.
Chad Earle led the way for Clarenville with two goals, with singles from Keith Delaney, Kevin Reid, Mason Reid and Justin Pender. Pender received the Cliff Gorman Memorial Award as the series MVP.
Veteran Terry Ryan had the loan goal for the Caps, who won the East Coast Senior Hockey League this year.   
 

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HERDER WINNERS

The Herder Memorial Trophy is emblematic of provincial senior hockey supremacy. Here are the Herder winners over the past years:

1935 - Corner Brook Royals

1936 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1937 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1938 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1939 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1940 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1941 - Bell Island

1942 - No competition

1943 - No competition

1944 - Bell Island

1945 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1946 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1947 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1948 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1949 - St. John’s, St. Bon’s

1950 - Buchans Miners

1951 - Buchans Miners

1952 - Buchans Miners

1953 - Grand Falls

1954 - Buchans Miners

1955 - Grand Falls Andcos

1956 - Grand Falls Andcos

1957 - Grand Falls Andcos

1958 - Grand Falls Andcos

1959 - Grand Falls Andcos

1960 - Conception Bay CeeBees

1961 - Conception Bay CeeBees

1962 - Corner Brook Royals

1963 - Buchans Miners

1964 - Corner Brook Royals

1965 - Conception Bay CeeBees

1966 - Corner Brook Royals

1967 - Conception Bay CeeBees

1968 - Corner Brook Royals

1969 - Gander Flyers

1970 - St. John’s Capitals

1971 - Grand Falls Cataracts

1972 - Grand Falls Cataracts

1973 - St. John’s Capitals

1974 - St. John’s Capitals

1975 - St. John’s Capitals

1976 - St. John’s Capitals

1977 - Corner Brook Royals

1978 - St. John’s Blue Caps

1979 - St. John’s Mike’s Shamrocks

1980 - Gander Flyers

1981 - Grand Falls Cataracts

1982 - Grand Falls Cataracts

1983 - Stephenville Jets

1984 - Stephenville Jets

1985 - Corner Brook Royals

1986 - Corner Brook Royals (Allan Cup champions)

1987 - St. John’s Capitals

1988 - Corner Brook Royals

1989 - Port aux Basques Mariners (Hardy Trophy champions)

1990 - St. John’s Capitals

1991 - No competition

1992 - Badger Bombers

1993 - Flatrock Flyers

1994 - La Scie Jets

1995 - Southern Shore Breakers

1996 - Southern Shore Breakers

1997 - Flatrock Flyers

1998 - Flatrock Flyers

1999 - Southern Shore Breakers

2000 - Southern Shore Breakers

2001 - Deer Lake Red Wings

2002 - Corner Brook Royals

2003 - Flatrock Flyers

2004 - Southern Shore Breakers

2005 - Deer Lake Red Wings

2006 - C.B.N. CeeBee Stars

2007 - C.B.N. CeeBee Stars

2008 - C.B.N. CeeBee Stars

2009 - Clarenville Caribous

2010 - Clarenville Caribous

(Allan Cup champions in 2011)

2011 - Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts

2012 - Clarenville Caribous

2013 - C.B.N. CeeBee Stars

2014 - Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts

2015 - Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts

2016 - Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts

2017 - C.B.N. CeeBee Stars

2018 – Clarenville Caribous

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