ROCKPORT — For the second contest in a row, a Camden Hills varsity ice hockey game ended in a draw.
Unlike its last contest that ended scoreless, the Saturday, Jan. 11 ice hockey contest at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport ended in a 2-2 draw as the Windjammers hosted the Kennebec Riverhawks, the co-op team of players from Waterville and Winslow.
The first goal tallied for the host Windjammers came via Jakob Johnson on a power play goal in the first period thanks to a Noah Quesnel assist.
“Johnson certainly has a knack for scoring and dangerous hands,” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri.
The Riverhawks answered with a goal of its own as Sam Lloyd scored off a Nate Newgard assist to tie the game 1-1 in the first period.
Neither team tallied a goal in the second period.
In the third period, Brandon Mason scored for the Riverhawks courtesy a Lloyd assist.
The Windjammers found the back of the net once again on a power play as Johnson scored off an Andrew Orne assist.
In the goalie net for Camden Hills, Will Gardner collected four saves on five shots and Jackson Bernier tallied 17 saves on 18 shots.
Magri noted the Riverhawks were more determined to secure a victory after netting its second goal and began playing more aggressively and desperately, though Bernier stopped the visitors from scoring again.
“They appeared to want it more and almost pulled it off if it wasn’t for some highlight reel saves that Bernier made in net for Camden Hills,” said Magri. “He was on top of his game and was tested by the Riverhawks multiple [times] from 8:45 left in the third on with game winning plays that he stole from them with huge saves.”
Magri also credited senior defenders Orne and Quinn Brown for their work on the blue line and their own end.
“These two are proving to be the best the league has to offer when it comes to defensemen that can control the onslaught of their competitors and keep goals against to a minimum,” Magri said.
The next game for Camden Hills will be on the road Tuesday, Jan. 14 against Maranacook/Winthrop/Madison/Spruce Mountain/Lawrence at 7:20 p.m. in Kents Hill.
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