The Clippers played a gritty game Wednesday night vs. the York Wildcats at NYA. Yarmouth’s roster has been diminished for the past 2 weeks with most of the varsity players having varying degrees of flu related sickness. It was nice to have most of the team back.
In typical fashion, the Clippers came out firing and were rewarded with a goal in the first 15 seconds by Isaac Grondin.
Late in the first, the Clippers score again with a wrist shot off the face-off from Adain Miller. Yarmouth went into the locker room between periods with the lead and new found confidence.
Similar to the beginning of the first period, the 2nd period started with a quick goal, but this time for the Wildcats. And just like that, it was a 2-1 game and the Yarmouth boys had to bear down to preserve the lead. With less than two minutes to go in the 2nd, A shot from the point by Spencer King was inadvertently deflected out front by the stick of Grondin and the puck slipped by the York goaltender. Yarmouth had padded their lead to 3-1.
Charles Henry Watson made keys saves down the stretch to preserve the 2 goal lead and the Clippers came out on top on this one, 3 to 1. There was no scoring from either team in the third period. Final shots on goal for the night were Yarmouth 39 and York 18.
The Clipper boys’ next game is at 4:20pm on Saturday (1/18) at NYA, a key matchup with the Brunswick Dragons. It appears the boys are getting healthy at the right time going into this game. The Brunswick game will be a good match for the Clippers and hopefully they can put an end to a four game win streak the Dragons are enjoying at the moment.