WATERVILLE — The Camden Hills varsity and junior varsity ice hockey teams traveled to Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a contest against the combined Waterville/Winslow team, also known as the Kennebec Riverhawks.
Varsity: Waterville/Winslow 5, Camden Hills 0
The Riverhawks netted four goals in the second period and one in the third.
“In the second period Camden simply came apart for the first time this season,” said Camden Hills head coach John Magri. “We stopped playing our offensive system, stopped skating in our own end, and began compiling lazy penalties like tripping and hooking that manifest when you stop working. We just weren’t putting the physical or mental effort in that it takes to beat a team like Waterville/Winslow for a second time in the season.”
Scoring for the Riverahawks were Cody Ivey (Nathan Newgard assist), Brandon Mason (John Evans assist) and Newgard (three; Tommy Tibbetts and Evans assist; Ivey and Mason assist; Cooper Hart assist).
Guarding the net for Kennebec was Ben Grenier (20 saves), while Jackson Bernier (35 saves) served as the Camden Hills goalie.
With the loss, Camden Hills dropped to 8-7 on the season and dropped from third to fourth place in the Class B North standings.
Up next for Camden Hills will be a home contest Saturday, Feb. 16 against Messalonskee at 6 p.m.
The Windjammers will then hit the road for a Monday, Feb. 18 contest against John Bapst/Mount Desert Island/Bangor Christian and host Houlton/Hodgdon/Southern Aroostok/Kathadin on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Junior Varsity: Waterville/Winslow 5, Camden Hills 2
Scoring for Camden Hills were Noah Quesnel and Hayden Thibeault (Clayton Hines assist).
Scoring information for Waterville/Winslow was not available.
The season finale for the junior varsity Windjammers will be a home contest Friday, Feb. 15 against Gardiner at 4:20 p.m.
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