High school ice hockey

Windjammer offense put on ice in loss against Yarmouth

Camden Hills suffers first scoreless game since Jan. 10
By Zack Miller | Feb 13, 2018

Yarmouth — For the past month the Camden Hills ice hockey squad's offense had been red hot, dating back to Jan. 20, but, unfortunately for the Windjammers, all good things come to an end.

The Windjammer offense was as cold as the ice they played on Saturday, Feb. 10, as the team fell to Yarmouth 3-0 in their first road contest of February.

Before Saturday’s loss, Camden Hills had outscored opponents 16-9 in the past month, and also had tallied 17 goals in their previous four road games.

The Windjammers had played some of their best hockey away from the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport, as the team sported a 4-1 road record, which dropped to 4-2 with the loss to the Clippers.

On Saturday, Spencer King, Sam Marjerison and Michael Guertler scored goals for the Clippers, while Dom Morrill, Cooper May, Guertler, Youssef Ayad, Kurt Hayward and Joe Truesdale tallied assists for the hosts.

Yarmouth led 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 after the second period.

“We played a tight, hard-checking game,” said Windjammer coach Karl Enroth. “We kept their top goal scorers Cooper May and Dom Morrill from scoring, but credit to Yarmouth as they had a few other players that stepped up to score.”

Camden Hills’ goalie Matt Czuchra stopped 27 shots between the pipes, while Yarmouth’s Dan Latham knocked away or gloved all 18 shots he faced.

“Offensively, we had a few decent chances to score, but couldn’t finish on those opportunities,” Enroth said. “We just need to rotate and funnel to the net better in order to get more second chances in the offensive zone.”

The Windjammers were 0-of-2 on power-play opportunities, while the Clippers converted on 1-of-4 power-play chances.

Camden Hills had five penalties, three minors, one major and one misconduct, for 21 minutes. Yarmouth had three minor penalties for six minutes.

The Clippers carried the play for most of the opening period, and scored a power-play goal from a King slap shot from the right flank to lead 1-0.

Yarmouth went up 2-0 in the second period on Marjerison's slap shot from the left blue line. Camden Hills applied late pressure as it tried to cut the deficit down before the second intermission, but was unable to score.

The third stanza was a tight, checking game, with a couple scoring chances sprinkled in from the teams, but both goalies were up to the task, as they kept the game close.

Yarmouth got their third, and final, goal from Guertler off the right post, to give the hosts a three-goal lead.

In the Maine Principal’s Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Camden Hills (6-7, 35.8951 points) is sixth, while Old Town/Orono (13-1, 86.4815 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top-six qualify for the playoffs.

The individual scoring from Saturday’s game included:

First period — Yar, 1-0, at 6:33, Power Play Goal, King (Morrill, May assisting). King slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle.

Second period — Yar, 2-0, at 11:31, Marjerison (Guertler, Ayad assisting). Marjerison slap shot from the left blue-line point.

Third period — Yar, 3-0, at 3:18, Guertler (Hayward, Truesdale assisting). Guertler shot from the right-side post.

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