Heywood, Colello Lead Yarmouth to Senior Night Win

Kurt Heywood ’19 scored all four of Yarmouth’s goals en route to a 4-3 overtime win on Senior Night. Heywood more than doubled his goal production for the season with his outstanding, offensive performance. The Clippers have struggled to score goals this season and will need Heywood to continue his streak in the post-season.

The Seniors: Jackson Caruso, Youssef Ayad, Nicky Howard-Rodgers, Cooper May, Dom Morrill, Cody Colello, John Decker, Graden Caulfield, Joe Truesdale, Danny Latham, and Avery Sevee

The opening face-off followed festivities honoring Yarmouth’s Senior players and their families. In the first period, the Clippers struck first when Dom Morrill ’18 floated a shot on net that was tipped by Kurt Heywood for the goal  At the beginning of the second period, Cody Colello ’18 took over netminding duties from Dan Latham ’18  and faced a  total of 25 shots in his two periods of duty.

Colello with nice leg pad save

At 2:53 of the second period, Gardiner was awarded a penalty shot when a Yarmouth defenseman covered the puck in the crease. The Gardiner shooter went bar-down on a backhand deke for the tying goal. Less than a minute later, a  turnover in Yarmouth’s zone gave Gardiner an easy tally to take the lead and all of a sudden, the Clippers looked in trouble as they trailed 2-1 after two periods.

Captain Cooper May gets air

The third period was all Kurt Heywood as he scored back-to-back goals from tough angles for the hat trick.  Michael Guertler ’19 and Joe Truesdale ’18 were credited with assists on Heywood’s second goal and Cooper May picked up the assist on the third goal.  However, with 3:25 left in the game and Yarmouth holding a one-goal lead, a turnover at the offensive blue line led to a short-handed, breakaway goal by Gardiner.  Colello made a nice save on the initial shot, but was not able to recover to stop the rebound.

Colello makes shoulder save

The Clippers seemed to win the game on a Joe Truesdale tally with 13 seconds in the game. In a strange turn of eents, Gardiner took a time-out and the officials overturned the call during the time-out.

Joe Truesdale hauled down in the third period

With teams knotted at three and, the game went into sudden-death overtime.  With the teams playing 4 v 4 hockey, Heywood came down the right side and buried his shot in the left, top corner from a seemingly impossible angle for the win.

Heywood celebrates game=winning goal
Cliippers celebrate OT victory with Heywood and Colello

In the opening round of the playoffs, Yarmouth will host a tough Gorham squad on Tuesday at Travis Roy Arena.  Game time is 6:40 pm.


Regular Season Statistics

No. Name GP G A PTS
19 Cooper May 18 12 20 32
17 Dom Morrill 17 9 12 21
21 Kurt Heywood 18 7 6 13
22 Matt Sanborn 18 5 5 10
5 Spencer King 18 1 8 9
13 Joe Truesdale 18 6 2 8
27 Sam Marjerison 16 1 7 8
3 John Decker 18 6 2 8
12 Michael Guertler 16 1 4 5
2 Justin Veilleux 18 1 3 4
14 Aidan Miller 16 1 2 3
10 Alec Morton 18 1 1 2
20 Youssef Ayad 18 0 2 2
15 Graden Caulfield 17 0 2 2
18 William Giese 18 0 1 1
4 Jacob Veilleux 14 0 1 1
6 Avery Sevee 11 0 1 1
16 Shepard Shutkin 4 1 0 1
11 Joe Wilson 7 0 0 0
8 Jack Buthy 7 0 0 0
7 Nicky Howard-Rogers 1 0 0 0
1 Dan Latham 8 6 2 452 2.43 .907
33 Cody Colello 2 0 0 29 3.00 .862
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