Due to a weather reschedule, the Clippers faced their second game in a 24-hour period, which would also be their second overtime game in that same 24-hour period. Although Waterville lost almost their entire State Championship squad to graduation and was forced to combine with Winslow, the newly-formed Kennebec Riverhawks came into the contest holding second-place in Class B North. For the Clippers, Matt Sanborn ’19 led the way with two power play tallies and Dom Morrill ’18 picked up the sudden-death winner.
From the opening face-off, Yarmouth looked tired and struggled throughout the game to capitalize on scoring opportunities. Despite laggard play, Yarmouth drew first blood when Matt Sanborn ’19 scored a power play goal with an assist from Cooper May ’18, However, the Riverhawks countered with an even-strength goal to tie the game. The teams were tied after one period and remained tied after a scoreless second period.
Just over one minute into the third period, the Riverhawks took the lead, but the Clippers evened it up 90 seconds later on tally from Captain Cooper May. With 6:15 left in the game, Matt Sanbord scored his second power play goal with assists from Cooper May and Spencer King ’20 to give the Clippers a one-goal lead. However, the Riverhawks fought back and tied the game with 2:35 left in regulation.
Sudden-death overtime set the stage for Dom Morrill’s heroics. Less than two minutes into sudden-death, Morrill fired a shot through traffic for the game-winner. Cooper May was credited with the assist. Dan Latham registered 26 saves on 29 shots in the victory.