Martha’s Vineyard girls, Norwell skate to 2-2 tie

Aubrey Ashmun was off to the races ahead of Norwell's Tori Dinger, en route to scoring the game-tying goal early in the third period. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Martha’s Vineyard and Norwell skated to a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena in an exciting, well-played Southeast Mass Girls Hockey League game packed with end to end action.

The Vineyard girls were back on home ice for the first time in four weeks to begin an eight-game homestand.

Tori Dinger put the Clippers in front midway through the first period.

Emily Cimeno tied the game at 1-1, 9:17 into the second period by poking the puck inside the right post. Aubrey Ashmun earned the assist. Norwell regained the lead just 42 seconds later on a goal by Caroline Nichols.

The Vineyarders (4-3-1 overall, 3-2-1 SEMGHL) tied the score again 1:34 into the final period after Aubrey Ashmun collected a pass from Sydney Davies, skated in from center ice, and scored on the backhand at close range.

The teams each had a 5 on 3 power play and numerous chances to win the game in the final minutes but goalies Texe Craig for M.V. and Jessica Mitchell for Norwell shut the door. The Clippers outshot the Vineyarders 20-18 for the game.

The girls are back on the M.V. Arena ice next Saturday, January 19, at 8 pm against Scituate to open the annual Nan Rheault tournament.