Maine Class A Poll
* Updated 2/17/14
Playoff positioning is still up for grabs in Class A heading into the final week of the regular season.
Bangor, the number one team in tHockey Night in Boston’s Maine Class A poll, is sitting in the number one spot in Eastern A and would earn a first round bye if the playoffs ended today. But they still have plenty of work to do in the final week.
They make-up their rivalry game with Brewer at the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena Monday. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was called off due to the storm. On Tuesday, they have Lewiston which was originally scheduled for Monday, but pushed back a day to get the Brewer game in. The regular season ends on Wednesday against St. Dom’s in Auburn.
Lewiston, which is neck-and-neck with Bangor for that No. 1 playoff spot in Eastern A, also plays Falmouth on Monday, which was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed due to the second storm that hit in the week.
Whoever finishes in second place will face the seventh seed which is currently held by Cony/Momouth. They have games against current fourth Brunswick and fifth Edward Little this week. Wins this week can propel them into sixth which is currently held by Skowhegan/Lawrence.
The sixth seed will likely face St. Dom’s, which is currently the third seed, in the quarterfinals. Mt. Ararat/Lisbon is on the outside looking in for the playoffs as they are sitting in eighth.
In Western A, Scarborough and Falmouth are fighting over the top seed. Scarborough has had the slight advantage. Unlike the East, there’s no bye into the semifinals for Western A. They will face the winner of the No. 8-No. 9 match-up which would be a potential game between South Portland vs. Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills.
Scarborough and Falmouth will meet on Thursday to close the regular season out. Both play on Monday with Scarborough facing Thornton Academy and Falmouth has Lewiston.
The seventh seed currently is Thornton Academy, but they could finish as high as fourth if everything works out in their favor. That would mean a wins against Scarborough and Cheverus, which sits in fourth as of now. Nobles/Wells and Portland/Deering are currently the fifth and sixth seeds respectfully. The game between Noble/Wells and Portland/Deering got postponed on Saturday. Noble/Wells has games against South Portland and Kennebunk left on the schedule.
Biddeford appears to have the third seed locked up. They have Cheverus and Portland/Deering to finish the 18-game regular season schedule.