Windjammers nipped by Rams, drop third game in four contestsCamden Hills hits lull after starting season 10-0
Gorham — After starting its season white-hot, the Camden Hills ice hockey team has hit a late-season lull after facing Gorham on Saturday, Feb. 8 at University of Southern Maine Arena.
The Rams capitalized on a ‘Jammer miscue late in the second period and netted a 3-2 win.
Grayson Szumilas had a goal and an assist for Camden Hills, while Simon Lydon added one goal and Luke Noonan an assist.
Jacob Ward, Jake Bear and Tucker Buteau scored for Gorham, while Dylan Turner added two assists and Austin Violette, Carl Bear, Drew Eid and Justin Broy, one assist.
The game-winner came with 41 seconds left in the second period when Buteau dumped the puck into the Camden Hills end and it deflected off a Windjammer skater and into the net past goalie Jet Magri.
After starting the season 10-0, the Windjammers have dropped three of their last four games.
“The team certainly was not in sync today and things are just not clicking right now,” said Camden Hills coach Karl Enroth. “The goals that were easy to come by earlier in the season are not there now. We are not getting the big plays when we need them and all the little plays needed on the ice are few and far between.”
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class B, Camden Hills (10-3-1, 64.8534 points) is third, while Greely of Cumberland (7-5-3, 78.9738 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
Against the Rams, Camden Hills attempted 26 shots, including 12 in the first period, five in the second and nine in the third. Gorham attempted 22 shots, five in the first, 11 in the second and six in the third.
Magri made 19 saves for the ‘Jammers, while Justin Broy made 24 saves for the Rams.
Gorham was 0-of-1 on power-play opportunities, while Camden Hills did not get a power-play opportunity as the Rams committed no penalties.
Camden Hills committed one minor penalty for two minutes.
The Rams took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Ward less than two minutes into the contest, while the ‘Jammers tied the game in the second period when Lydon scored on an assist from Szumilas.
Jake Bear and Szumilas each had a goal in the second period to make the score 2-2, but Buteau scored with 41 seconds left in the period, which turned out to be the game-winner.
The individual scoring included:
G 1-0 at 13:28 goal — Ward (assists Carl Bear, Dylan Turner). Ward crashed the net on the back door post undefended and scored off a rebound.
CH 1-1 at 9:24 goal — Lydon (assist Szumilas). Szumilas swung the net and passed to the top where Lydon one-timed the puck top-shelf past goalie Broy.
G 2-1 at 7:46 goal — Jake Bear (assists Violette, Turner). Jake Bear scored on a net-front scramble.
CH 2-2 at 5:15 goal — Szumilas (assist Noonan). Szumilas received a pass from Noonan between the Gorham defenders at the blue line, skated in and backhanded the puck over the shoulder of Broy.
G 3-2 at 0:41 goal — Buteau (assists Eid, Justin Broy). Buteau skated down the left side boards between the red line and blue line, dumped the puck toward the Camden Hills net and the puck deflected off a Camden Hills defender and slipped under the stick of Magri.
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