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Yarmouth Mariners win in OT over Valley Wildcats, Matt Barron scores his 4th OT winner


YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Mariners didn’t just win in overtime over the Valley Wildcats on Friday night. Their OT win had a familiar feel to it.

Scoring the 5-4 winning goal was 16-year-old Matt Barron on a breakaway goal. It was the fourth time this season the Mariners have gone to overtime and the fourth time that Barron has scored the winning OT goal for Yarmouth.

As you’d expect, the crowd and the team went wild.

The pass came from teammate Nathan Bizeau during 3-on-3 overtime, with Barron getting the wrist shot over Valley goalie Ryan Huetis at 2:35 in overtime.

The Mariners had been largely outshot 43-24 by the Wildcats during the game. In net for Yarmouth goalie Leif Hertz had 39 saves.

The Wildcats had been first on the scoreboard in the Jan. 8 contest as Nick Bruce (Donovan Rehill) tucked one past Hertz at 5:38 in the first. Soon after, at 6:50, the Mariners’ Matt Smith (Jordan Messenger, Aaron Maillet) scored on the powerplay to even the score 1-1. Smith (Austin Taylor, Jonathan Coffey) scored again in the first period at 10:23 to double the Mariners lead to 2-1. But a goal by Dylan Morley (Brett Tidman, Brandon Worthen) knotted the score 2-2, which is how the first period ended.

The only scoring in the second period again came off the stick of Wildcats player Nick Bruce (Drake Batherson, Rehill) at 2:37, putting the Wildcats ahead 3-2.

Once again on the powerplay, Smith wasted little time in the third period to even the score for the Mariners, completing his hat-trick at 41 seconds into the third period. A snipe from the blueline by teammate Jonathan Mason (Smith, Taylor) put the Mariners up 4-3 at 12:09 but their lead was short-lived with Jacob McNutt (Lukas Kane) scoring for Valley one minute and 15 seconds later.

In overtime the Mariners had gotten three shots on net with the Valley shooting on net twice. The three stars of the game were Matt Smith, Matt Barron and Nick Bruce.

The Mariners are back on the ice Saturday night, hosting Campbellton at 7:30 p.m.

Valley doesn’t see action again until Thursday night when they’re on the road in Amherst to meet the Ramblers.

 

 

Scoring the 5-4 winning goal was 16-year-old Matt Barron on a breakaway goal. It was the fourth time this season the Mariners have gone to overtime and the fourth time that Barron has scored the winning OT goal for Yarmouth.

As you’d expect, the crowd and the team went wild.

The pass came from teammate Nathan Bizeau during 3-on-3 overtime, with Barron getting the wrist shot over Valley goalie Ryan Huetis at 2:35 in overtime.

The Mariners had been largely outshot 43-24 by the Wildcats during the game. In net for Yarmouth goalie Leif Hertz had 39 saves.

The Wildcats had been first on the scoreboard in the Jan. 8 contest as Nick Bruce (Donovan Rehill) tucked one past Hertz at 5:38 in the first. Soon after, at 6:50, the Mariners’ Matt Smith (Jordan Messenger, Aaron Maillet) scored on the powerplay to even the score 1-1. Smith (Austin Taylor, Jonathan Coffey) scored again in the first period at 10:23 to double the Mariners lead to 2-1. But a goal by Dylan Morley (Brett Tidman, Brandon Worthen) knotted the score 2-2, which is how the first period ended.

The only scoring in the second period again came off the stick of Wildcats player Nick Bruce (Drake Batherson, Rehill) at 2:37, putting the Wildcats ahead 3-2.

Once again on the powerplay, Smith wasted little time in the third period to even the score for the Mariners, completing his hat-trick at 41 seconds into the third period. A snipe from the blueline by teammate Jonathan Mason (Smith, Taylor) put the Mariners up 4-3 at 12:09 but their lead was short-lived with Jacob McNutt (Lukas Kane) scoring for Valley one minute and 15 seconds later.

In overtime the Mariners had gotten three shots on net with the Valley shooting on net twice. The three stars of the game were Matt Smith, Matt Barron and Nick Bruce.

The Mariners are back on the ice Saturday night, hosting Campbellton at 7:30 p.m.

Valley doesn’t see action again until Thursday night when they’re on the road in Amherst to meet the Ramblers.

 

 

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