Barrington Barons defeat YCMHS Vikings 6-5 in overtime in Game 3 of league playoffs

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By Tina Comeau




The Barrington Barons defeated the Yarmouth Vikings 6-5 in overtime during a deciding Game 3 of a high school hockey league playoff series played at the Barrington Arena on Feb. 15.

With the win the Barons advance to a league championship series with the Par-en-Bas Sharks, slated to begin on Sunday in Yarmouth at 6 p.m. but that would be dependent on the weather.

The Vikings were the first to score in Game 3, with Alex Scott (Connor Comeau) scoring 20 seconds into the game. But Barrington answered back 31 seconds later on a goal by Cameron Atwood (Justyn Newell, Kegin Penney, making the game a 1-1 tie before the first minute of play had even expired.

Alex Scott scored another goal, this one unassisted, with 4:17 remaining in the first period to put the Vikings ahead 2-1. But the Barons answered back with a goal at 2:33 remaining scored by Kegin Penney (Cameron Atwood).

Kirk Oakley fired in a shot bar down from the blue line (assisted by Dylan d’Entremont and Sam Boudreau) at 1:34 remaining to give the Vikings the 3-2 lead at the end of the first.

With 11:21 left in the second, the Barons tied the game 3-3 on another goal by Kegin Penney (Ty Ross, Bret Penney). Once again Yarmouth took the lead, this time with 6:21 remaining on an unassisted goal by Josh Robinson. But Barrington answered back one minute and 13 seconds later to knot the game 4-4 from Cameron Atwood’s second goal of the game (assisted by Kegin Penney).

With 2:58 remaining in the third the Barons took their first lead of the game as Cameron Atwood scored the hat-trick (Jesper Anderson). Fifty seconds later the Vikings answered back on a goal by Will Churchill (Cole Jacquard) to make it a 5-5 game after two periods.

There was no scoring in the third period, even with powerplay chances both teams had towards the end of the period.

With 2:13 remaining in the five-minute overtime, the Barons got a two-man breakaway, with Jesper Anderson scoring the game winner.


Organizations: Par-en-Bas Sharks, Mariners

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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