ROCKPORT — Both the Camden Hills varsity and junior varsity ice hockey teams took to the ice at the Midcoast Recreation Center on Saturday, Dec. 22 to challenge Yarmouth.
At the end of the day, both Windjammer teams had secured victories over the Clippers.
Varsity: Camden Hills 3, Yarmouth 1
Yarmouth scored its lone goal in the opening period when Kurt Heywood found the back of the net for the Clippers courtesy a Sam Marjerison and Spencer King assist.
The Windjammers tallied its three goals in the second period.
Windjammer goals were tallied by Levi Guay (Michael Blackwell assist), Rory Carlson (Nicholas Tausek assist) and Jason Greenleaf (Nolan Delehey assist).
In the goalie net for Camden Hills was Jackson Bernier who recorded 24 saves on 25 shots.
In the goalie net for Yarmouth was Charles Henry Watson who recorded 19 saves on 22 shots.
With the win, the Windjammers improved to 4-1 on the season.
In the standings, Camden Hills sits in second in Class B North with 5.9259 points behind top-ranked Presque Isle (8.1790). The top six teams from the nine-team division will qualify for the playoffs.
Following the game, Camden Hills head coach John Magri categorized the win as a “hard fought” and “exciting” game played in front of a full house.
Magri praised Bryce Tyler, Ben Wells, Nate VanLonkhuyzen, Michael Blackwell, Eliza Roy, Nick Tausek and Rory Carlson for the success they each achieved in different-than-normal roles Saturday night due to a pair of Windjammers not being on the ice as long as they normally would be.
With two minutes remaining in the game Bernier recorded a save that, according to Magri, “deflated Yarmouth and elevated the Camden bench.”
“Those are the moments a goalie can give you that never really show up in the stats,” Magri said.
The varsity Windjammers will hit the road for its next game when the team travels to the Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer on Wednesday, Dec. 26 to battle Hampden Academy at 6:10 p.m.
Junior Varsity: Camden Hills 7, Yarmouth 0
With the victory, the Windjammers improved to 2-0 on the season.
The junior varsity Windjammers will host Waterville/Winslow on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for its next contest.
No further information was available as of publishing time.
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