It is said patience is a virtue, but, in sports, persistence and perseverance — more often than not — results in positive outcomes and, namely, hard-fought victories.

The Camden Hills ice hockey team used stick-to-itiveness to pull out a much-needed 3-2 overtime victory over host Brewer on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Penobscot Bay Ice Arena.

Bryce Tyler netted two goals, including the game-winner in OT, while Liam Haining added another score to pace the Windjammer offense. Jason Greenleaf, Thomas Griebel and Dan Lydon were credited with assists for the visitors.

Trey Baker and Jack Watkins tallied goals for the Witches, while Josh Birch and Ben Byorak notched assists for the hosts.

The game was tied 1-1 after one period and 2-2 after two. There was no scoring in the third period. Tyler scored the decisive goal at 4:20 of overtime.

"It was a closely-played game," said Windjammer coach Karl Enroth. "The key for us in [the Jan. 20] game is that we stuck with it and battled hard throughout the entire game."

How even was the ice affair? Both teams finished with 25 shots on goal, including seven apiece in the first period and eight each in the second. In the third, Brewer held an 8-4 edge in shots, while, in OT, the Windjammers led 6-2.

Goalie Matt Czuchra made 23 saves between the pipes for the Windjammers and Tyler St. Lawrence 22 for Brewer

Camden Hills finished with four minor penalties for eight minutes and Brewer five minors for 10 minutes.

The Windjammers ended 1-of-4 on the power play and the Witches 0-of-3.

The Windjammers and Witches scored early goals and played a even first period. In the second, the up-and-down action continued and each team exchanged goals in the five-minute mark for the 2-2 tie as the opponents headed into the third period.

In the final period of regulation both goalies made key saves to extend the game to overtime. In OT, the Windjammers converted on a Tyler's power-play goal 3:20 into extra play.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Camden Hills (4-5, 16.4198 points) is fifth, while Old Town/Orono (11-0, 51.1728 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

The individual scoring included:

First period — Brew, 1-1, at 13:18, Baker (Birch, Byorak assisting). Baker skated down the left side and fired a wrist shot from the top of the face-off circle. CH, 1-0, at 13:07. Liam Haining (unassisted). Haining scored on a wrist shot from the high slot.

Second period — Brew, 2-1, at 5:59. Jack Watkins (unassisted). Watkins scored on a slap shot from the blue-line point. CH, 2-2, at 5:05. Tyler (Greenleaf assisting). Tyler and Cam Christie skated in on a 2-on-1 and Tyler snapped shot from the top of the left face-off circle.

Overtime — CH, 3-2, at 4:20, Tyler (Griebel, Lydon assisting). On the power play, Tyler skated the puck from the left goal line toward the faceoff dot to improve his shooting angle before he fired a snap shot short-side past St. Lawrence.