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Maine Class A Preseason Top 10: Can Lewiston Make It 4 Titles In A Row?

Lewiston has won the last three Maine Class A state titles. (Ram Photography)

Maine Class A Preseason Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Lewiston1920
2St. Dominic's1092
3Falmouth1261
4Bangor1280
5Biddeford1570
6Cheverus1451
7Thornton Academy1271
8Edward Little1171
9South Portland/Waynflete/Freeport1081
10Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde990

 

For the first time in quite some time, the Class A, race appears to be wide open. No. 1 Lewiston  is trying to make it a four-peat, but did suffer some losses to graduation and players leaving the program as Alex Robert transferred to Deerfield Academy and Sam Frechette is suiting up for the L/A Nordiques of the NA3HL. Both would have been seniors. What Lewiston has is a good feeder program that helps with their depth.

Archrival No. 2 St. Dominic’s return all their major pieces including foreign exchange student Gaston Fuksa who was outstanding for the Saints in goal. Expect them to  give the Blue Devils a run for their money for the Northern A title.

No. 3 Falmouth leads a wide open A South as they look to replace Travis Roy winner Theo Hembre and Brendan Hickey. They have some younger skilled players they will try to replace 89 combined points.

No. 4 Bangor is another team knocking on Lewiston’s door. They have solid depth at the forward position to go along with the defense and a solid goaltender. It will be a fun three-team race in the North.

The No. 5 Biddeford Tigers got hot at the right time en route to a state championship berth. They are expected to be contenders in A South again. Last year’s leading scorer Nick McSorely is only a sophomore.

Replacing major pieces will be in order for No. 6 Cheverus as they lost eight seniors. Out of those eight, three of them were goaltenders.

A team that can make a leap in A South is No. 7 Thornton Academy. Senior goalie Sean Dube has shown his first three years he can steal a game or two in net. When he’s on he can provide positive momentum for the Golden Trojans.

The No. 8 Edward Little Red Eddies could make some noise in A North after finishing second a year ago. They have solid players returning at all three positions.

No. 9 South Portland/Waynflete/Freeport could be a sleeper team in the south. Some of their key contributors at each position last year were underclassmen. Expect them to build off from a season ago.

No. 10 Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde is a team from the schools that usually play a Tier II/III schedule that can surprise some of the top teams. This year is no different with Noah Austin leading the way after a 25 -goal and 19-assist junior campaign. The depth of this team lies on defense.

Nathan Fournier

Nathan Fournier

Nathan has been covering college, junior, and high school hockey for the last six years for numerous publications. You can follow him on Twitter @jrhockeywriter.
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