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Mariners hand Western Capitals first loss of season

Summerside Western Capitals defenceman Chris McQuaid reaches for the puck while being pressured by the Yarmouth Mariners’ Brendan Murray. The Mariners defeated the Caps 3-0 in a Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) game in Yarmouth, N.S., on Saturday night.
Summerside Western Capitals defenceman Chris McQuaid reaches for the puck while being pressured by the Yarmouth Mariners’ Brendan Murray. The Mariners defeated the Caps 3-0 in a Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) game in Yarmouth, N.S., on Saturday night. - Tina Comeau

Sumarah records 26-save shutout

YARMOUTH, N.S. —

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.

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