Sumarah records 26-save shutout
The Yarmouth Mariners handed the Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals their first loss of the young 2020-21 Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) regular season on Saturday night.
The host Mariners scored single goals in each period in a 3-0 home-ice win over the Caps. The result gave the Caps a split of back-to-back road games following a 4-2 win over the South Shore Lumberjacks on Friday night.
The Caps, who are 2-1-0 (won-lost-overtime losses), travel to Berwick, N.S., to take on the Valley Wildcats (3-2-1) on Friday night before returning to Eastlink Arena to host the Lumberjacks (0-6-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Before 456 fans at the Mariner Centre, Justin Sumarah registered a 26-save shutout while Carson Lanceleve (1-1), Hunter Livingston and Sam Gillis scored for Yarmouth.
Stephen Giansante stopped 30 of 33 shots in his regular-season debut between the pipes for the Capitals.
Each team was assessed six minor penalties. The Mariners were 1-for-6 on the power play and the Caps went 0-for-6.
The game’s three stars were:
1. Justin Sumarah (Mariners), 2. Sam Gillis (Mariners), 3. Hunter Livingston (Mariners).
Around the league
Kensington native Tyler Caseley earned a 28-save shutout for the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday night. Caseley was named the second star in the Ramblers’ 4-0 win over the visiting Pictou County Crushers.