Maine Class A Poll
The No. 1 Falmouth Yachtsmen continue to be the dominant team in Class A as they picked up victories over Class B rival, the Greely Rangers, and the Bangor Rams. They shut out both teams, 6-0 and 3-0 respectively. Through the first seven games of the season they have outscored their opponents, 50-3. This week they face Thornton Academy and Scarborough as they look to stay undefeated.
It was a tough week for the No. 2 St. Dominic Academy hockey family as freshman Casey Cloutier, a member of the junior varsity team, and his father were killed in a head-on collision Tuesday morning as the pair were traveling to Falmouth for St. Dom’s JV game. On the ice, they faced archrival No. 3 Lewiston Saturday night and the teams ended the game in a 3-3 tie. This week they have games against Mt. Ararat/Lisbon, Greely and Lawrence/Skowhegan. The JV team returned to the ice also Saturday also against Lewiston and the two teams ended up in a 1-1 tie.
Speaking of the Blue Devils the game against the Saints was their lone game of the week. This week they have games against Class B power Messalonskee on Wednesday and Biddeford on Saturday night.
The No. 4 Cheverus Stags hit their first bump in the road this week as they dropped a 2-1 game to the No. 8 Biddeford Tigers on Saturday. They shut out No. 10 Portland/Deering in their New Year’s Day contest, 7-0. They travel up to Bangor for a Friday for a showdown with the Rams.
The No. 5 Bangor Rams went 1-1 this past week as they defeated Biddeford 3-0 on Tuesday before falling to Falmouth by the same score. In addition to hosting Cheverus, they have a game against Lawrence/Skowhegan on Wednesday.
A team that has been quietly climbing up the standings is No. 6 Brunswick as they sit 6-1 on the season. They outlasted Cony/Monmouth 9-6 on Tuesday and earned a 3-2 victory over Poland/Gray-New Gloucester/Oak Hill this week. They have a rivalry game against Mt. Ararat/Lisbon on Tuesday and South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete on Thursday.
No. 7 Scarborough finished the week splitting games with Edward Little and Portland Deering. They beat EL and dropped the game with Portland/Deering, 4-3. This week they face Biddeford in addition to Falmouth. Biddeford bounced back nicely from a 3-0 loss to Bangor on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Cheverus. Two tough games against Scarborough and Lewiston this week.
No. 9 Noble/Wells had two weeks off between countable games and they were able to hold off York in a 10-8 game on Saturday. They will have one contest this week against Thornton Academy.
Portland/Deering picked up wins against Windham on Tuesday and a big win over Scarborough in overtime on Saturday. They lost to in-city rival Cheverus New Year’s Day 7-0. This week they have a contest against Cape Elizabeth.