Growlers eliminated from Kelly Cup playoffs

It was an impressive playoff run for the Newfoundland Growlers.

However, the season came to an end last night with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the Florida Everblades in double overtime. Florida won the best-of-seven conference final in six games.

Pavel Gogolev batted home a loose puck to give the Growlers a 1-0 lead six minutes into the contest before Will Calverley replied just over two minutes later for the Everblades to make it 1-1 after the first period. Logan Lambdin gave Florida their first lead of the game five minutes into the middle frame to make it 2-1 Everblades. Tyler Boland equalized for the Growlers four minutes later to tie it up at 2-2 going into the final 20 minutes of play.

Newfoundland outshot Florida 10-6 in the third period but neither team could find a deciding goal in regulation as the game went into overtime tied at 2-2.

John McCarron broke the deadlock with nine minutes left in double overtime to send the Everblades back to the Kelly Cup Final.

The Growlers won the Kelly Cup back in 2019, the first team from this province to win a professional hockey championship.

Newfoundland Growlers clinch playoff spot in quest for Kelly Cup

The Newfoundland Growlers have clinched a playoff spot, but they still have plenty of games left in the regular season as they chase a second Kelly Cup title. NTV’s Mark Dwyer reports.

Newfoundland Growlers’ Zach O’Brien named to 2023 ECHL All-Star Classic

Forward Zach O’Brien of the Newfoundland Growlers will represent the club at the upcoming 2023 ECHL All-Star classic, to be held at the Norfolk Scope arena on Monday, Jan. 16th.

Scroll to top