Alex Glidden's beautiful wrist shot with 1:15 remaining would prove to be the difference as the Cape Elizabeth Capers edged the visiting Brunswick Dragons at Troubh Ice Arena on Saturday night by a final tally of 5-4.  Glidden collected a feed from linemate Phil Tarling and immediately fired a wrist shot from the top of the crease that beat Brunswick goaltender Riley Kirk, hitting both posts and the crossbar before settling into the back of the net.

Brunswick, despite being outshot 41-13 on the evening, kept pace with the Capers attack all night long. Brunswick would strike first after a scoreless first period, with Aiden Snell collecting a Michael Deveaux feed just :33 into the second period and scoring on a breakaway shortly after exiting the penalty box. Ryan Collins would draw the Capers level at the 3:00 mark of the second frame, burying a Glidden rebound after relentless Cape pressure. Alec Riggle would add an assist on the play.

The Capers would then fall behind again, this time at the 5:00 mark of the period on a shorthanded tally. Brunswick would enjoy the lead for all of :10 before Ethan Gillespie notched his 2nd of the season to level the score at 2. Gillespie collected the puck at the blueline and fired a wrist shot that deflected off a Brunswick skate and past Kirk. Just :30 later the Capers barrage continued with Gavin Simopoulos notching his first varsity goal to give the hosts their first lead of the game. Jonas Moon would add his second assist of the game with Matt Laughlin adding the secondary helper.

Brunswick would tie the score at 3 on the power play with 2:43 remaining in the second period sending the teams to the locker rooms level. The game would remain tied until just under 5:00 to play, when Phil Tarling burst in all alone on Kirk and slipped a shot five hole to put Cape back in front. Stephen Murray and Glidden would register assists on the power play tally.

But with Cape on the power play and seemingly in command in the waning minutes, Brunswick would strike again shorthanded. Deveaux scooped the puck up in the neutral zone after a Cape Elizabeth turnover and rushed in alone on Haber before ripping a wrist shot over his glove hand to bring the visiting fans to their feet. The lead would be short-lived, however, when Glidden put the Capers back in front with just 1:15 to go.

The Capers calmly closed the game down from there, giving them their 5th win in as many tries on the young season. Haber stopped 9 of 13 for the Capers to win his third start of the year. Cape Elizabeth will next be in action on Tuesday when they travel to USM to take on Scarborough at 8:30 p.m.
 


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