Midcoast Athletics

Camden Hills ice hockey blanks Messalonskee

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 10:45am

ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity ice hockey team hosted Messalonskee at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport on Saturday, Feb. 16. 

Camden Hills was able to snap a two game losing streak by shutting out Messalonskee 9-0. 

Bryce Tyler netted four goals for the host Windjammers with two assists each from Charlie Griebel and Andrew Orne. Scoring once each for Camden Hills were Griebel, Dylan Hastings (Tyler assist), Ben Wells, Orne (Griebel assist) and Michael Blackwell (Wells assist). 

“Levi Guay was explosive in his debut as a defenseman,” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri. “Michael Blackwell was a leader in the execution of our system and logged a ton of shots on the Messalonskee net even though only one found the back of the net.”

Working the net for the Windjammers was Will Gardner (12 saves), while Giovanni Caccamo (31 saves) guarded the net for Messalonskee. 

With the victory, Camden Hills improved its record to 9-7 with two regular season showdowns remaining. 

In its next contest, the Windjammers will hit the road to Bangor Monday, Feb. 18 to play John Bapst/Mount Desert Island/Bangor Christian at 6:30 p.m. 

Camden Hills will then return to its home ice at the Midcoast Recreation Center to host Houlton/Hogdon/Southern Aroostook/Katahdin for a regular season finale Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5:50 p.m.

In the Class B North standings, the Windjammers sit in fourth place with 73.333 points behind Old Town/Orono (110.0926), Presque Isle (103.1790) and Waterville/Winslow (98.1481). The top six teams qualify for the playoffs. 

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