Leafs advance to final, Kings lead series with Osprey 3-2


Andrew Barron’s goal in overtime, his second of the game, gave the St. John’s Maple Leafs a 5-4 win and a four-game sweep of the Central IcePak in the best-of-seven Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League semifinal series at Lewisporte Stadium.

The Maple Leafs will await the winner from the league’s other semifinal series between the Tri-Pen Osprey and the Western Kings. At the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts, Tri-Pen won Game 3 on Friday, but Western took Games 4 and 5 to take a 3-2 lead into Game 6 next weekend in Corner Brook.
Maple Leafs 5, IcePak 4 (Sunday)Grant Thompson, Kyle McGrath, and Daniel Toope also scored in regulation. Zach Gauvreau picked up the win in net.Scottie Greene, Jared Lush, Brent Broaders and Ryan Ricketts replied.

Maple Leafs 5, IcePak 1 (Saturday)

McGrath paced the St. John’s attack with two goals in Game 3. Matthew Smith, Liam Maher and Toope also scored. MacKenzie Janes was in net for the win.

Shane Dominie had the lone goal for Central.

Kings 7, Osprey 3 (Sunday)

Jalen Gillard and Brady Griffin-Hefford both scored twice to lead Western over Tri Pen in Game 5 of the series.

Ryan Dawson, Conal McNamara and Jarrett Walters had the Osprey goals.

Kings 7, Osprey 6 (Saturday)

Ryan Gillam scored twice to help Western tie the series at two games apiece. Mike Lundrigan, Brandon Sexton, Ryan Roche and Griffin-Hefford also scored for the winners.

Dawson had the hat trick in a losing cause. Mark Barrett, Cassidy Warran and McNamara also scored.

Osprey 4, Kings 1 (Friday)

McNamara scored twice, once into an empty net, in Game 3. Dawson and Nathaniel Duffett had singles.

George Young scored Western’s only goal.