The Clippers suffered a tough loss to the Kennebunk Rams with 1:45 left in sudden-death overtime. The loss drops Yarmouth to a record of 6-4-1 as the team faces Cheverus, Cape Elizabeth and Gardiner over a span of five days.
Yarmouth came out flying and dominated play from the opening face-off. At 2:16 into the game, Dom Morrill ripped a shot to the top corner to give Yarmouth the lead. Spencer King was credited with the assist.
Just over a minute later, Bennett Travers extended the lead to lead with an assist from Chris Romano and Yarmouth was flying. However, a turnover in the defensive zone lead to a Kennebunk goal and Yarmouth took a 2-1 lead into the locker room.
All season, the Clippers have struggled with maintaining momentum in the second period and this game was no different. Yarmouth stopped moving their feet and Kennebunk dominated the middle period. Three additional, unanswered goals in the second period gave Kennebunk at 4-2 lead at the end of two periods.
Yarmouth began to wake up in the third and a beautiful goal by Tyler Veilleux, with an assist from Dom Morrill, was the spark Yarmouth needed. The Clippers finally engaged in physical play, which led to a number of scoring opportunities. Cooper May (Romano, Dealaman) tied the game with less than five minutes remaining and the 4-4 tie held until the end of regulation time.
In the sudden-death overtime session, Yarmouth had a number of chances, but could not find the back of net. With 1:45 left, a breakdown off a defensive face-off led to Kennebunk’s winning goal.
Dan Latham had another great game in net, and the third line of Dom Morrill, Tyler Veilleux and Michael Guertler had another strong game. Veilleux played particularly well as he forced the puck to Kennebunk’s net in addition to his strong defensive play and expertise on face-offs.
Yarmouth will host Cheverus this Tuesday, January 31st at 8:40 pm in a make-up game.
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