Daily News, 1968

February 6, 1968

Hodge’s Cove in lead

CLARENVILLE – (Staff) – Hodge’s Cove moved into first place in the Trinity Bay Hockey league Monday night with a convincing 16-2 victory over Princeton at the Clarenville Stadium.

Hodge’s Cove now have 13 points followed closely by Arnold’s Cove with 12. Port Blandford are third on 6 points with the team from Bloomfield close with five. Sunnyside have four markers while Princeton have two points.

Wayne Dawe had six big goals for Hodge’s Cove while Stan Smith scored four. Levi Churchill dented the net on three occasions with singles coming from Bill Russell, Vic Drover and Brien Jacobs.

Bill Clarke and Alf Prince had the goals for Princeton.

All four minor penalties went to the losers while Hodge’s Cove outshot Princeton 40 to 30.


March 15, 1968

Bloomfield takes wild, woolly 9-7 victory over Hodges Cove
Goalies Block 3 penalty shots

CLARENVILLE (Staff) – Bloomfield opened the Trinity Bay Hockey League “A’ semi-finals with a 9-7 verdict over Hodge’s Cove in a wild and woolly encounter here at the stadium on Thursday night.

Twenty-two penalties, including three majors and a misconduct, were handed out in the game which also saw three penalty shots awarded.

The win gave Bloomfield a 1-0 lead in the best of five series for the right to advance into the finals against the winner of the “B” semis between Port Blandford and Arnold’s Cove. Clar Parsons spearheaded the winners to victory as he fired four goals. Horace Noftall added a pair of markers with single tallies going to Norm Pardy, Don Lane and Don Diamond.

Wayne Drover and Stan Smith supplied most of the scoring punch for Hodge’s Cove as the sniped three goals apiece. Levi Churchill got the other.

Willis Peddle, netminder for Hodge’s Cove, and Barry Holloway, Bloomfield goaltender, turned in solid performances for their respective teams.

Both goalies made 29 saves over the route, with Peddle making two brilliant saves on a pair of penalty shots awarded Bloomfield.

He stopped Don Lane cold at 17.24 of the second period and stymied Horace Noftall at the 3.59 mark of the third stanza.

Holloway also got in on the act as he made a great save on the charity shot given to Hodge’s Cove’s Joe Stringer with 4.14 gone in the final session.

Referee Bruce Adey dished out 12 of the 22 penalties to the losers including a five minute fighting major and ten minute misconduct to Joe Stringer.

Don Lane of the winners was handed two five minute sentences for fighting which meant an automatic game misconduct.

Port Blandford and Arnold’s Cove get their series underway here on Saturday night beginning at eight o’clock.


Transcribed by Maria Drover, September 2023

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