WATERVILLE — The Camden Hills varsity ice hockey team hit the road Wednesday, Feb. 5 to Waterville to challenge the co-op team of Waterville and Winslow, also known as the Kennebec Riverhawks in what transpired to be a tough battle as neither team managed goals in the opening two periods.
“The game was simply a combination of Waterville’s intensity and desperation poised against a slightly flat game for Camden Hills,” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri.
The game remained scoreless until six minutes into the third period when Ben Wells netted a goal for Camden Hills courtesy an assist from Levi Guay and Andrew Orne.
“Ben Wells was again a big part of our penalty kill and this game was the third game in a row he lit the lamp for a goal so this is a very encouraging trend,” said Magri.
Three minutes later, the host Riverhawks knotted the game at 1-1 when Nate Newgard scored off an assist from Zac Menoudarakos and Cody Ivey.
“The Kennebec Riverhawks continued to press us hard right through the end of the overtime period while Camden Hills never really was able to play our game, play our system, or set up in the offensive end,” said Magri.
Working the goalkeeper’s net for Camden Hills was Jackson Bernier who recorded 22 saves in what Magri described as a stellar performance.
Camden Hills has yet to lose a game since the start of the new year and improved its record for the season to 8-3-3.
The Windjammers will hit the road Saturday, Feb. 8 against Brewer at 2 p.m. at the Penobscot Ice Arena.
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