Class A Eastern
Lewiston 1, Bangor 0
Jacob Strout, the Lewiston sophomore goaltender, made 24 saves for the shutout to lift the Blue Devils over the Bangor Rams. His counterpart Derek Fournier made 33 saves in defeat. Jeromey Rancourt’s power play goal four minutes into the second period was the eventual game-winner.
St. Dom’s 4, Edward Little 0
The St. Dominic Academy Saints dispatched rival the Edward Little Red Eddies 4-0 in a penalty filled game. Gavin Bates and Austin Roy each had a goal and an assist to lead the Saints. Bates opened the scoring with a shot from the point off the crossbar and into the net with a little over two minutes remaining in the first period. Roy made it 2-0 early in the second period with a wrister from the left circle.
Brad Berube made it 3-0 late in the second period, poking home a loose puck. He set up the fourth goal with Mitch Lorenz lighting the lamp on the power play 50 seconds into the third period. Kyle Welsh who was injured late in the third period made 24 saves while backup Ridge Servidio made one save to preserve the shutout. Devin Dumont made 23 saves for EL.
* The Class A Regional Finals for both Eastern and Western will be played Tuesday, March 3rd at the Colisee in Lewiston.
Class A Western
Cheverus 6, Noble/Wells 1
Keegan Thomas had a hat trick to pace the Stags to a 6-1 victory. He picked up the first two goals of the game with the first goal coming 5:24 into the opening period and the second with under three minutes remaining in the period.
Alex Libby made it 3-0 with the lone goal of the second period, then Luke Trickey, Matt O’Leary and Thomas connected in the third. Ryan Marsh scored for Noble/Wells 3:14 into the third period. Kyle Severance made 26 saves in the victory while Wyatt Ricker turned aside 32.
Scarborough 5, Falmouth 4
The Red Storm earned a come-from-behind victory to defeat two-time defending State Champion Falmouth, which jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Chris Camelio and defenseman Jake Grade. Scarborough scored late in the first period as Shawn McGovern picked up his first goal of the game.
In the second period some history was made when what is believed to be the first video review in high school hockey in Maine. Scarborough’s Matt Caron fired the puck, the red light came on but play resumed. At the next stoppage of play, the referees asked for the review and the call was overturned to a goal. Still, Falmouth headed into the dressing room with a 3-2 lead when Hogan Tracy scored on the power play with 4:39 remaining in the period.
McGovern tied the contest in the third with 7:09 to play and Cam Nigro notched two late third-period goals to give the Red Storm the 5-3 lead. Brandon Peters cut the deficit for Falmouth with 1:34 to play, but the Yachtsmen couldn’t find the equalizer. Isac Nordstrom assisted on all four goals for Falmouth.