BANGOR — A third period goal was all the Camden Hills varsity ice hockey team needed Monday night to secure a narrow road victory over the co-op John Bapst/Mount Desert Island/Bangor Christian team on Feb. 18.
The contest’s lone goal was netted by Nate VanLonkhuyzen with nine minutes remaining in the contest.
John Bapst entered the game coming off a significant upset victory over Old Town/Orono which earned John Bapst a playoff berth.
“To quote the John Bapst Coach, ‘How can John Bapst come off a big win like that and then lose the next game,’” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri. “This game was fast, physical and gritty for a full 45 minutes neither team gave quarter in the fight.”
Magri credit the Windjammer defense of Quinn Brown, Jason Greenleaf, Andrew Orne and Levi Guay for their play, while highlighting Jackson Bernier’s 21 saves in the goalie net.
Offensively, Magri praised Dylan Hastings and Michael Blackwell.
In the goalie net for John Bapst, Loukas Collatos recorded 17 saves.
With the victory, Camden Hills improved its record to 10-7.
Up next for Camden Hills will be the regular season finale Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport at 5:50 p.m. The Windjammers will be challenging Houlton/Hodgdon/Southern Aroostook/Katahdin on senior night.
Camden Hills sits in fourth place in the Class B North standings and is poised to host a quarterfinal round playoff contest Tuesday, Feb. 26.
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