HALLOWELL — When the Camden Hills varsity ice hockey team took to the ice Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Camden National Ice Vault in Hallowell against the Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale co-op team, it had been 11 days since the visiting Windjammers had played a game.
Not only had 11 days passed since the last game for Camden Hills, but Cony had won five of their last seven contests since Dec. 11, when the Windjammers bested Cony 7-1 in Rockport.
“As always we had to enter this game with a plan to earn the win as that is how Class B North has been all season,” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri.
Despite the time off, Camden Hills had no trouble finding the back of the goalie net has the Windjammers posted an 8-1 victory over Cony.
Camden Hills tallied four goals in the opening period off goals by Hayden Thibeault (Elias Libby assist), Ben Wells (Camden Powell and Levi Guay assist) and a pair of goals from Charlie Griebel (Guay assist; Greenleaf and Quesnel assist).
Griebel found the back of the net for a third time in the second period to boost the score to 5-0.
In the third period, Camden Hills netted a trio of goals courtesy Jakob Johnson (Thibeault assist), Guay and Andrew Orne (Rory Carlson assist).
Cony netted its lone goal of the contest in the third period as Jacob Varney scored courtesy a Dominic Trott assist.
Following the game, Magri said his entire team were the standouts of the game.
The line of Nolan Delehey, Andrew Orne, Quinn Brown, and Elias Libby, as well as Bernier in the goalie net, were the backbone to the team’s success, noted Magri.
Meanwhile, the line of Griebel, Greenleaf, and Quesnel sported high chemistry in practice, according to Magri, which translated into their shots on goal and goals netted during the Saturday contest.
Wells, Guay and Cam Powell also received praise from their head coach, particularly as Powell was a new addition to the three-player line.
“[Powell] added the right amount of grit and hustle to this line combined with the elite looks and passes that Levi Guay was providing all night and Wells buried one from the slot in a text book play,” said Magri.
Magri praised its new combination of Hayden Thibeault, Rory Carlson, and Jakob Johnson.
“Rory was covering the bases everywhere while Thibeault was running a mad forecheck all night, combined with the hands and offensive touch that Johnson brings to this line,” said Magri. “They were on the ice for three of the [eight] goals forcing opportunities.”
The next game for Camden Hills will be Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport against Presque Isle at 6:15 p.m.
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