ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity ice hockey team hosted a third consecutive game Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.
In the weekend contest, Camden Hills skated past Brunswick 4-2 to improve its record to 5-3.
Neither team managed to tally a goal in the opening period, a period that was full of penalties leading to six minutes in penalty kill for the host Windjammers and six minutes in penalty kill for the visiting Dragons.
Brunswick scored the game’s first goal 23 seconds into the second period when Michael Marro scored courtesy a A.J. Wolverton assist.
Less than a minute later, Dolan Pols scored off assists by Brady LaForge and Sam Cassidy to push the Dragons’ lead to 2-0.
Levi Guay tallied a goal for the hosts two minutes later courtesy a Charlie Griebel assist.
The remainder of the second period was full of power plays and penalty kills.
“Our play dissolved into undisciplined singular efforts for goals and we weren’t taking the time to work the offensive zone and connect, as a result we could not capitalize on the Major penalty,” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri.
Early in the third period, the Windjammers tied the game when Ben Wells scored a power play goal off assists by Guay and Andrew Orne.
The Windjammers gained the lead in the third period when Jason Greenleaf scored courtesy a Nicholas Tausek assist.
The final tally of the game was scored by Guay on a power play.
In the goalkeeper net for Camden Hills, Will Gardner recorded 19 saves.
“Ben Wells was having a big night as he delivered so many times to the many successful penalty kills and his forechecking was a force to reckon with,” said Magri, who also praised Quinn Brown and Orne for minimizing Brunswick’s scoring opportunities.
“Levi Guay was also a key penalty killer and at one time in the game dove through the crease to stop a shot heading into an empty net due to a scramble out front,” stated Magri.
Camden Hills will host Brewer for its next contest Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport at 7:15 p.m.
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