Photo by Greg Locke / NLPress.ca © 2010
JEEEEZ!!! What a game!. Game 4 of the Herder on Saturday night went to double overtime with the Clarenville Caribous finally scoring 45 seconds into the second overtime period to beat the Conception Bay CeeBee Stars 4 – 3.
Clarenville now leads the series 3 games to 1 and can take the series in Game 5 Sunday afternoon at Mile One Centre in St. John's. These teams are so closely matched and the caliber of play is so high it's still 50/50 odds. Speaking of quality of play …I have covered NHL, AHL and OHL hockey and these guys make the AHL look like the old granny's league!
The other big success story of the herder is The Sportspage.ca which streams the games live on the Internet (click the webcasts tab on their page) and getting viewers that TV broadcasters would love. It has viewers from around the world.
The interest in the Herder is unbelievable. Over at the NL Press website the traffic numbers are doubled and HERDER is the number one search term over the past week. More than twice that of news of the the budget or the doctors contract news. Even traffic on this blog has tripled because of a couple of photos from the game.
If you are an advertiser you want to be with a media that is covering the Herder in a substantial way.