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Maine Class A Regional Finals: St. Dom’s Dethrones 3-Time Champ Lewiston; Biddeford Returns To State Title Game

Class A North

 St. Dom’s 4, Lewiston 2

Lucas Pushard opened the scoring and capped the game off with an empty netter, but the story in between those two goals was St. Dom’s goalie Gaston Fuksa.

The senior netminder made 52 saves as he backstopped the Saints to a 4-2 victory over three-time defending Class A champions Lewiston to capture the Class A North championship.

Pushard opened the scoring 34 seconds into the contest with Jack Ouellette and Michael Ciley notching the assists. Lewiston tied it nearly two minutes later when Kurtis Pelletier found the back of the net with Ryan Pomerleau setting the tally up.

The Saints took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission as Jacob Lewis found the back of the net with 1:32 remaining with Derek Wolverton getting the helper. The Blue Devils dominated the second period firsing 22 shots on Fuksa, but it was St. Dom’s who scored in the period. With 46 seconds remaining Cilley beat Jacob Smith.

Pelletier found the back of the net 49 seconds into the third to get Lewiston back within one.

Pushard put home the empty netter with three seconds remaining.

Class A South

Biddeford 3, Portland/Deering 2

Biddeford defended its Class A South regional championship with a 3-2 victory over Portland/Deering.

Nick McSorely had two goals to lead the Tigers while Colin Petit had two assists. The pair would be in on the first goal of the game as Petit fed McSorely with a cross crease pass as Portland/Deering’s goalie Ryan Becker couldn’t get to the other side fast enough. The goal came 1:35 into the contest

The score remained 1-0 until the second period when Jacob Luce tied the game for Portland/Deering 2:23 into the period. Assists went to Max Cheever and Carlos Braceras. Luce gave Portland/Deering a 2-1  lead just a little over two minutes later with Braceras notching the assist.

Luce almost completed the natural hat trick with a shorthanded breakaway.

The Tigers tied the contest up at the 11:04 mark as Trevor Ouellette found the back of the net with McSorely and Petit assisting on the goal. McSorely scored the game winner at the 6:36 mark as Nick Reissfelder set him up right in the slot at the 6:36 mark.

Justin Larnerd made 24 saves in the victory while Ryan Becker stopped 16 shots.

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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