The Yarmouth Mariners are on the board at the 2023 Centennial Cup in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, picking up one point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Timmins Rock. Yarmouth outshot the NOJHL Champions 49-40, but it took a late goal to send the game to overtime.
The Mariners outshot the Rock 20-9 in the 1st period, but they were unable to beat goaltender Patrick Boivin. Yarmouth would strike first at 1:43 of the 2nd period as Ryan Semple got the MHL champions on the board. Timmins came right back and tied the game at 2:37, but Reid Vos scored at 5:08 to give the Mariners the lead. It was short-lived, however, as Timmons beat Joey Lovullo at 9:18 on the powerplay and then again at even strength at 11:20 to take a 3-2 lead to the 3rd period. Shots were 18-10 for Timmons in the middle frame.
In the 3rd, Yarmouth piled up shots once again, ending the period with a 15-7 advantage, but it took until 19:39 before they could tie the game when a centering pass deflected off the skate of Vos for his second goal of the game to force overtime.
The teams traded chances early in the 3 on 3 overtime period, but a goal from Ethan Pool game Timmins the 4-3 victory.
Yarmouth now gets a break and can rest up and regroup for a pivotal showdown with the CCHL champion Ottawa Jr. Senators at 1:30 p.m. AT on Monday before finishing their round-robin schedule against the LHJQ champion Terrebonne Cobras on Wednesday. Only the top three teams from the pool will advance to the knockout stage.