A five goal first period gave the host Cape Elizabeth Capers all the offense they would need as they cruised by the Kennebunk Rams for the second time this year, extending their win streak versus their Class B rivals to three games dating back to last season.

Gavin Simopoulos scored twice in the first--including a beautiful individual effort--to put the Capers on top 5-1 after the first period. After Simopoulos' beautiful opener at the 5:21 mark, Ryan Collins would double the lead on a power play tally just over two minutes later. Jackson Woods would add his second assist of the night on the play.

After Kennebunk pulled one back with just under 6 minutes remaining, Phil Tarling would restore the two goal lead just 23 seconds later, depositing a Derek Allen feed to push the Cape lead to 3-1. Simopoulos would add his 6th of the year at the 11:12 mark of the first, collecting a loose rebound and poking it home for his fourth goal in his last three games. Matt Laughlin would then round out the first period scoring with 2:56 to play, giving the Capers a 5-1 lead through one period of play.



Kennebunk would add power play tallies in the 2nd and 3rd but would pull no closer, eventually falling 6-3. Alex Glidden would add the Capers 6th and final goal of the night at the 11:44 mark of the 2nd, finishing off a beautiful Tarling feed on a 2-on-1 for his team-leading 17th goal of the season.

Capers goaltenders Peter Haber and Garrett Mello would split time in the contest. Haber collectedhis team-leading 9th win of the year, stopping three of four shots. Mello would see more action in Haber's relief, stopping 11 of 13 to hold the Rams offense at bay.

The Capers improved to 12-2-2 with the victory, extending their unbeaten run to three games. The Capers will next take on Yarmouth on Saturday, February 17th. The puck will drop at 6:00 p.m. at Troubh Ice Arena and marks senior night for the Capers as they look to topple Yarmouth for the first time in three contests.

NOTES: Cape Elizabeth went 1-for-5 on the power play...the penalty kill remains the Achilles' heel of the Capers, as they failed to kill 2 of 4 on the night, seeing their season total slip to 71.9%...the Capers outshot Kennebunk 39-17.
 


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