Yarmouth Players Win December Honors

Walter Conrad, Patrick Grant, and Dan Latham were recently honored by the Class B South coaches with three of the four Player of the Month awards for December.




Pat Grant, Yarmouth, Senior

The speedy and talented senior forward started the 2015-16 season strong, helping the Clippers get off to a 5-0-0 start in December to grab first place as the calendar turned to 2016. Grant scored 4 goals and added 7 assists in 5 games while being a plus-10, as Yarmouth established itself as the top team in the league after the opening month. He had a goal and assist in a Dec. 8 4-1 win over Gorham, a goal and two assists in a big 4-3 road win over Class A Cheverus on Dec. 17, and a goal and two assists in a 7-1 win over Cape Elizabeth on Dec. 21. He scored in each of the Clippers’ five games, adding single assists in wins over Gardiner and at Kennebunk.


23028482269_15da219b63_oWalter Conrad, Yarmouth, Senior

Conrad, a West B First Team 2014-15 All-Star defenseman in his junior year, started his senior season strongly with outstanding defense and timely and potent offense to help the Clippers get off to a fast start in the season’s opening month. The fast-skating and dynamic Conrad scored 5 goals and added 5 assists in Yarmouth’s 5 games in December and was a plus-11. He had a goal and an assist in the Clippers’ 4-1 win over Gorham on Dec. 8, two goals and an assist in a 5-1 road win at Kennebunk on Dec. 12. He also had the game-winning goal in a big 4-3 win at Cheverus on Dec. 17 and added a goal and two assists in the Dec. 21 win over Cape.


Michael Poirier, Gardiner, Junior

A three-year starter for a still relatively young Gardiner team, Poirier had a strong December in net to help the Tigers rebound from an 0-2 start and win four straight for a solid 4-2-0 record and a spot in 2nd place in the South B standings by the end of the month. After dropping low-scoring games to Yarmouth (2-0) and Gorham (3-0) to open the season, Poirier helped the Tigers gain wins over South Portland, Greely, Brunswick and Cony/Monmouth.  He played every minute of every game, finishing the month with a 4-2-0 record, a .937 save percentage, and a 1.83 goals against average, which included a shutout win at Brunswick on Dec. 22.


23254233319_732a1af33d_oDan Latham, Yarmouth, Sophomore, Goaltender

Playing his first season of varsity hockey, Latham backboned the Clippers with an inspired month in net to help the team get off to a strong start and establish itself as a top team. He played every minute of the Clippers’ 5 games in December and went 5-0-0, with a stingy 1.20 goals against average and an impressive .959 save percentage. He helped the team post wins over Class B South teams Gardiner, Gorham, Kennebunk, and Cape Elizabeth, and a big 4-2 win on the road at Cheverus on Dec. 17. Included in those wins was a first-ever varsity shutout in the Clippers season-opening 2-0 win at home over Gardiner.


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