Maine Class A Poll
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No. 1 Lewiston is showing why they are the team to beat in Class A with two key victories over other contenders. They started the new year with a 3-1 victory over St. Dom’s and a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Falmouth. They defeated Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse 10-1 on Saturday. They travel down to Cheverus on Thursday for their lone game of the week.
No. 2 Bangor moves up with a 3-0 victory in their only action of the week. They host Edward Little on Friday before battling Brewer at Alfond Arena at the University of Maine in Orono in the team’s “Fill the Alfond” game on Saturday.
No. 3 Cheverus won the Mayor’s Cup with a shootout victory over Portland/Deering, but the game goes into the standings a 2-2 tie. It was the Stags’ only game of the week. In addition to their game against Lewiston they travel to Thornton Academy on Monday and have a rematch against Portland/Deering on Saturday.
No. 4 Biddeford climbs with a 4-3 victory over Thornton Academy on Tuesday and a 7-1 victory over Scarborough on Saturday. They have Falmouth on Wednesday.
No. 5 Falmouth drops to the fifth spot as they allowed six goals in the third period in a 7-3 loss to Greely on Monday. They lost Lewiston on Wednesday, but ended the week on a high note with a 5-3 victory over Portland/Deering on Saturday. Their game against Biddeford is the lone contest of the week.
The Red Eddies of No. 6 Edward Little knocked off Poland/Leavitt/Oak Hill/Gray-New Gloucester as it was the only game played this week. They only have that showdown with Bangor in the upcoming week.
No. 7 Portland/Deering remains in place with a 2-2 tie with Cheverus and a 5-3 loss to Falmouth. Before their showdown with their rival Cheverus on Saturday they face Yarmouth on Thursday.
No. 8 Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale enters the poll with a 6-1 victory over Windham/Westbrook and a 4-1 win over Poland/Leavitt/Oak Hill/Gray-New Gloucester. They travel to Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse on Wednesday and host Cape Elizabeth on Saturday.
No. 9 Thornton Academy moves up. They started the week losing to rival Biddeford 4-3, but earned a 2-1 overtime victory over St. Dom’s on Saturday. They have Cheverus on Monday.
No. 10 St. Dom’s tumbles six spots with losses to Lewiston, Bangor and Thornton. They don’t return to the ice for a regular-season game until Jan. 17.