Clippers Lose in OT

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Dan Latham will be the key to Yarmouth’s post-season chances

In their fifth sudden-death overtime game of the season, Yarmouth came out on the short end of a 4-3 final score.  Despite the loss, the Clippers battled and the game was a taste of what should be a very exciting final stretch in a tight, competitive Class B South division. This Saturday, the Clippers travel to the Bank of Maine Ice Vault in Augusta to take on first-place Gardiner.  Game time is 5:30 pm.

The Forecaster’s Michael Hoffer aptly described Thursday’s game as an “Instant Classic,” and the fans definitely got their money’s worth.  The student sections were raucous and despite the fact that most of the players on both teams played together for years on Casco Bay squads, the boys clearly had a healthy dislike for each other.

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Cooper May with his first goal

Yarmouth got a fast start when less than a minute into the game Cooper May made a nice move and slid the puck behind Cape’s Garrett Mello.  Chris Romano and Bennett Travers picked up the assists.  Less than five minutes later, May scored his second goal on a 5-on-3 power play  when he blistered a slap shot into the top left corner from 15 feet out.  Chris Romano and Bill Jacobs were credited with the assists.

The adage that two goals is the most dangerous lead in hockey proved true as breakdowns led to Cape Elizabeth breakaway goals by Alex Glidden and Phillip Tarling.  The teams went into the locker room tied 2-2.

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Tyler Veilleux with the face-off win

Yarmouth again took the lead in the second period when Senior Bill Jacobs fought to poke home a loose puck, but Cape came right back to tie the game 48 seconds later and the game remained tied after two periods.

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Senior Bill Jacobs works puck into the Cape zone

Both teams had a number of scoring opportunities in the third period, which kept fans on the edges of their seats, however, the goaltenders were up to the task.  Dan Latham rose to the occasion and made a number of spectacular saves while Cape’s back-up goalie, Garrett Mello, robbed Joe Truesdale and Chris Romano of what appeared to be sure goals.

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Chris Romano battles to get to the net

With the game tied 3-3, the teams went into sudden-death overtime and Cape finally beat Latham when Phillip Tarling knocked a loose rebound into the net.  Yarmouth will host Cape in two weeks, which is a game that surely will have playoff implications.

Click below for media coverage:

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Dan Latham saw plenty of action as Cape attempted to crash the Yarmouth net
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Sam Marjerison pins Cape’s Evan Concannon

 


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