Maine Class A Boys Poll
The 2013-14 season has started as expected in Class A.
Scarborough and Falmouth are at the top of Western A while Lewiston and St. Dominic Academy are leading Eastern A.
With the regular season just three weeks old, we already had some marquee match ups in Class A between the four teams.
Scarborourgh faced St. Dom’s, Falmouth, and Lewiston in their first four games. They dropped an 5-4 overtime game to the Saints of St. Dom’s. They proceeded to defeat the defending Class A State Champions, Falmouth 2-0 two days later. They then defeated Lewiston 3-2 in overtime.
Falmouth defeated St. Dom’s and two days later fell to Eastern Class B powerhouse Messalonskee, 7-2. They also picked up victories over Cape Elizabeth, Biddeford and Thornton Academy. They were scheduled to have a showdown against Bangor on Dec. 21 but was postponed due to weather.
Lewiston and St. Dom’s renewed their rivalry on Dec. 20 where the Blue Devils won an instant 6-5 overtime classic in a game thatnthe Saints twice held a two-goal lead. The two teams won’t meet again until Feb. 2 at St. Dom’s new home, the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn.
St. Dom’s picked up a victory over rival Cheverus 2-0 in their first game at the new digs. They were supposed to host Scarborough to finish out their season series on Dec. 23, but like many games the last two weeks it was postponed because of Mother Nature.
Lewiston picked up victories over rival Edward Little and Cony/Monmouth. They don’t return to action until Jan. 4 where they host Class B powerhouse Greely.
Bangor has only played three games so far and have faced two Eastern B contenders. They opened the season against Messalonskee and fell 3-2. The Rams then beat their rivals over the bridge in Brewer, 6-4. Against Class A teams they have faced Edward Little and beat the Red Eddies 7-1 while defeating Cony/Monmouth 8-2.
Thornton Academy has faced a strong schedule early on and have picked up wins over Brunswick and Biddeford while earning a tie against Portland/Deeering.
Speaking of Portland/Deering they have picked up victories over Class B opponents York and Kennebunk.
Noble/Wells is off to a blistering 4-0 start with victories over Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills, Westbrook, Massabesic/Old Orchard, and Marshwood/Traip.
Four out of the five games Brunswick has played this season have been one-goal games. They picked up 2-1 victories over Edward Little and Cheverus while picking up a 3-2 win over Cape Elizabeth in extra time. They lost to Yarmouth 5-4 in overtime. The lone game that was decided by more than one goal is the loss to Thornton Academy.
Cony/Monmouth is also off to a very good start with wins over Winthrop/Maranacook, Poland/Gray-New Gloucester, Mt. Ararat/Lisbon and Gardiner.