Hudson Perry scored his second goal of the game with 5:45 to play and Nantucket outlasted Dennis-Yarmouth, 3-1, in Saturday’s Cape & Islands Lighthouse Division championship game at Bovers Community Rink on the island.
Jack Gammons started the winning play when his point-blank shot from the slot was denied. But following the puck into the corner, Gammons then dropped it back out front to Perry, who wristed a shot past D-Y goalie Mason Sheehan to give the Whalers a 2-1 lead.
The visiting Dolphins (4-10-1) had chances to pull even before Nantucket’s Jack Billings jumped out a D-Y turnover and skated down the right wing before eventually finding the empty net to seal the victory.
Perry opened the scoring for Nantucket (12-3-1) in the first period, but D-Y pulled even on a power play goal from Zaq Quenneville.
The Whalers held a 32-13 advantage in shots for the game, but Sheehan and the Dolphins stayed even until Perry’s deciding score.
Marsh Hickman, Cosmo Tedeschi and Michael Culkins each had assists in the win.
* What originally was supposed to be a five-team tournament ended up with just three, after Mashpee/Monomoy and Martha’s Vineyard had to drop out because of COVID-19 protocols.
As a result, D-Y got a bye into the championship game while it waited for Nantucket, which slipped past St. John Paul II, 3-1, in Thursday’s semifinal.
Perry and Augee Freeman had a goal and assist apiece for the Whalers, with Billings adding the other goal. Gammons and Cole Evens added assists, and James Culkins made 21 saves.