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WEB ONLY: Clippers hockey team nips Islanders

January 5, 2013

Cumberland coach Mark Andreozzi saw his team improve to 5-2 on Friday night after the Clippers defeated Middletown, 3-2, at Adelard Arena.

WOONSOCKET --- Cumberland received a pair of goals from John Wainwright and outshot Middletown by a near 2-to-1 ratio on Friday night, yet the Clippers found themselves defeating the Islanders by a narrow 3-2 score in their Division II crossover affair at Adelard Arena.
The Clippers, who are 5-2, outshot the Islanders (3-3) by a 49-25 count, but had their problems putting the puck past Middletown goalie Dennis Turano, who ended up with 46 saves.
Wainwright netted his first goal 3:44 into the game, and after the Islanders tied the contest with 1:52 to go in the first period, the Clippers answered back on Greg Wellington’s goal with eight seconds left in the period and Wainwright’s other goal, a power-play score, 2:45 into the second period.
The Islanders cut their deficit in half with 3:39 to play in the game, but Cumberland goalie Leo Lake kept the visitors off the board the rest of the way and ended up with 23 saves.

Lincoln/Cumberland girls' co-op team shines in loss to unbeaten La Salle
SMITHFIELD --- The Lincoln/Cumberland co-op team did its best to give undefeated La Salle Academy a run for its money on Friday night at the Smithfield Municipal Rink, but the Rams, with the help of a four-goal outburst in the first 6½ minutes of the last period, were able to skate away with a 6-2 crossover victory.
The locals, who dipped to 3-4, were tied with the Rams (7-0) at 1-1 at the end of a period of play, thanks to Marissa Isabella’s unassisted goal with 5:02 left in the period. The Rams then took the lead with 1:19 left in the second period, before blowing the game open early in the third.
Cassidy DiPaola notched the locals’ other goal, an unassisted tally, at the end of the final period, and Lincoln goalie Ashley Devolve stopped 34 shots.

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