The Yarmouth Mariners still sit in first place in the MHL's Eastlink Division, even though Saturday night, Jan. 19, at home they were unable to defeat the top team in the league.
The Yarmouth Mariners fell 4-3 to the Summerside Western Capitals after having shut out the Metro Shipbuilders 8-0 the night before. Summerside’s win extended the team’s current winning streak to 12 games.
Summerside went 3 for 4 on the powerplay while Yarmouth went 1 for 6. Kevin Bailie stopped 32 of 35 shots for the win while Travis Wilkins stopped 24 of 28 shots in the loss.
Both teams. as well as the Truro Bearcats, all still sit in the top 10 CJHL rankings of junior A teams in Canada. Summerside is ranked 3rd, Yarmouth is ranked 8th and Truro is ranked 9th. Both Truro and Yarmouth moved up a position in the rankings from the previous week.
The rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the teams play, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.
Here is a Jan. 19 game summary:
1st Period Scoring
SWC, Colton Parsons, (Justin Rasmussen), - PP, 3:11
SWC, Danny Chiasson, (JP Harvey, Christopher Caissy), 14:14
1st Period Penalties
YM, Ben MacSwain, Interference - Minor 2:25
SWC, MacKenzie Braid, Cross Checking - Minor 8:33
SWC, Michael Crocock, Roughing - Minor 10:11
SWC, Scott Trask, Roughing - Minor 10:11
YM, Josh Desmond, Roughing - Minor 10:11
SWC, Craig MacLaughlin, Game Misconduct - Checking From Behind 17:12
SWC, Craig MacLaughlin, Checking From Behind - Minor 17:12
2nd Period Scoring
YM, Colin Campbell 'A', (Kyle Campbell, Derek Larade), 7:39
YM, Morgan Messenger, (Kyle Campbell, Colin Campbell 'A'), 10:44
SWC, Justin Rasmussen, (Colton Parsons, Christopher Caissy), - PP, 12:51
SWC, Justin Rasmussen, (Harrison Wood, Christopher Caissy), - PP, 15:16
2nd Period Penalties
SWC, Summerside Bench, Bench Minor - Minor 7:39
YM, Nicklas Lindstrom, Holding - Minor 12:26
YM, Matt Tomah, Tripping - Minor 13:57
YM, Colin Campbell 'A', 10 Minute Misconduct 15:16
3rd Period Scoring
YM, Jared Hicks 'A', (Zack Henry, Rodney Mahoney 'C'), - PP, 8:28
3rd Period Penalties
SWC, Wes Herrett, Roughing - Minor 2:06
YM, Kevin Reid, Roughing - Minor 2:06
SWC, JP Harvey, Tripping - Minor 6:25
SWC, Scott Trask, High Sticking - Minor 8:13
SWC, Colton Parsons, Roughing - Minor 18:26
YM, Jared Hicks 'A', Holding - Minor 18:26
YM, Kyle Campbell, Holding - Minor 19:33