Maine Class B poll: Messalonskee overall leader; Gorham grabs first in the West

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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Maine Class B Poll

RankTeamWLT
1Messalonskee1500
2Gorham1330
3Camden Hills1131
4Greely763
5Presque Isle1151
6Yarmouth951
7Waterville1051
8Kennebunk961
9John Bapst980
10Winslow990

*Updated 2/17/14

 

The Gorham Rams took first place in the Western Class B standings from the Greely Rangers this week. With the top seven from Western B, the No. 1 seed will earn a bye into the semifinals. Gorham has Gardiner and Yarmouth on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Greely has Gardiner on Wednesday and a game to make up with Hockey Night in Boston’s No. 1 Class B team Messalonskee.

 

The No. 2 seed will host the No. 7 seed, which is currently Winthrop/Maranacook. Winthrop/Maranacook  plays its final games of the regular season against Leavitt and Cape Elizabeth.

 

Leavitt is still also in the hunt for that final playoff spot along with York and Gardiner. All three will have to win their final games to have a chance of surpassing Winthrop/Maranacook.

 

Camden Hills is currently the No. 3 seed and still in the mix for a top two seed if they can get wins over Yarmouth, Waterville, and Kennebunk this week.

 

Yarmouth and Kennebunk are your No. 4 and No. 6 seeds respectfully at the moment. Yarmouth also has  York this week. Kennebunk meanwhile has Noble/Wells to end the season.

 

Cape Elizabeth is the No. 5 seed and has that lone game against Winthrop/Maranacook remaining.

 

HNIB-ad-for-HNIBnewsIn Eastern B, it’s a race for second place with Messalonskee pretty much locking up the No. 1 seed. In addition to the game against Greely, they have games against John Bapst and Waterville cap the regular season off.

 

Only six teams make the Eastern B playoffs, currently the No. 2 seed Presque Isle will also earn a berth into the semifinals.  They have Brewer remaining on Tuesday.

 

The No. 3 seed is Waterville at the moment. They can leapfrog Presque Isle win a win or two against Camden Hills and Messalonskee.

 

Winslow is the No. 4 seed as they have completed their regular season with a 9-9-0 record. They are in an uneasy position where the current No. 5 seed John Bapst can easily jump them and Waterville with an upset win over Messalonskee. The No. 6 team Hampden Academy has Orono/Old Town and Houlton/Hodgdon left on the schedule.

 

Brewer is on the outside looking in with three games remaining. They have Bangor on Monday, Presque Isle on Tuesday and Houlton/Hodgdon on Wednesday. A win either over Bangor or Presque Isle will send them to the post season.

 

 

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