Lewiston remains at the top of girls hockey.
After a winter of no state championships in 2021, the Blue Devils defend their 2020 state championship with a 3-0 win against Scarborough at Troubh Ice Arena. It was the Blue Devils’ fourth state title, most of any girls programs in the state of Maine.
“We have been waiting for this all season, we knew we had potential with the players who came out to play this year,” Lewiston forward Leah Landry said. “I was really excited and I knew we would get far, so, it feels good to win.”
Scarborough had beaten Lewiston in the first game of the regular season 4-2 in December. Lewiston also won the second game of the regular season by a score of 3-0.
Scarborough coach Taylor Fowler said the Red Storm gave it their all, but Saturday wasn’t their day.
“I am proud of the kids, we are upset not to win, but we are proud we made it this far,” Fowler said. “At the beginning of the season, we did not think we’d get this far.”
Both goalies had moments in the first period. Ariella Swett 16 saves) made a key stop early in the period on Lewiston’s Landry.
Kim McLaughlin (15 saves) made a few stops for Lewiston in the opening period.
Landry ripped a shot from the right circle to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 early in the second period. Saidie Morgan and Kristen Lachance had assists.
Later in the second period, senior defender Lilly Gish gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead. Toree St. Hilaire and Lachance had the assists.
The third period saw Lewiston’s defense clamp down, not allowing Scarborough to set up in the offensive zone for the first 10 minutes of the period.
Scarborough had two power plays in the final five minutes to get on the board but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities.
“We knew early on in that period, (Scarborough) was going to make a push,” Dumont said. “I told the kids, you will have to mind your manners, they will be tough you can’t get sticks up in the air, we did get a few (penalties) at the end.”
Dumont said the penalty killers did a good job of clearing the puck down the ice and not allowing the Red Storm’s power play to set up.
Landry scored her second goal of the game, putting the puck in the empty-net goal with 85 seconds left in the game.
** Featured image photo courtesy of Adam Robinson – Sun Journal