The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts put a halt to the Gander Flyers’ four-game point streak in a big way on Friday night.
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'LOCKE’D IN — Gander Flyers’ forward Chad Locke tries to shake a Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts’ defender during Friday night’s provincial senior hockey game at the Gander Community Centre. The Cataracts defeated the Flyers 6-1.
The league-leading Cataracts got shorthanded goals from Rob Hennigar and Luke Gallant, a power-play goal from Andre Gill, plus even-strength markers from Gill, Rodi Short, and Brandon Nicholas, and skated away with a 6-1 win over the Flyers at the Gander Community Centre.
The Flyers’ lone goal came from the stick of Chad Locke in the third period.
The Cataracts opened the scoring nearly eight minutes into the game thanks to Short’s fifth goal of the season, and Gill tipped a Short point shot a few minutes later to give the visiting Cataracts a 2-0 lead.
The Cataracts started to pull away in the second period with a pair of shorthanded goals from Hennigar and Gallant, plus a power-play goal from Gill, and led 5-0 after 40 minutes of play.
Nicholas and Locke exchanged third-period goals before the final horn sounded, giving the Cataracts the 6-1 win.
AJ Whiffen gave up just one goal in the game, and picked up his league-leading ninth win of the season.
Both teams will travel to Grand Falls-Windsor on Saturday to conclude the home-and-home series.