Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Kathryn Clark, Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete junior: The Capers moved up in the West standings with three wins, paced by four goals and four assists from Clark.
Katie Clemmer, Yarmouth/Freeport freshman: Clemmer helped the Clippers’ streak reach three victories last week with three goals and four assists.
Devan Kane, Scarborough senior: Kane led the Red Storm to two shutout victories, including a 29-save effort against powerful Lewiston.
Sarah Kurland, Greely senior: The Rangers remained a contender in the East, led by players like Kurland, who had three goals last week.
AREA TOP FIVE
1. Scarborough 16-0
2. Greely 11-4
3. Yarmouth/Freeport 12-3-1
4. Falmouth 11-5
5. Biddeford 9-5
Nik Lemieux, Biddeford senior: The forward scored twice in an upset win at Lewiston, then added another pair of goals as the resurgent Tigers rallied to tie Greely.
Robert Murray, Yarmouth freshman: Had two goals and an assist to lead the Clippers past Portland/Deering.
Ben Bragg, Scarborough junior: The goaltender made 20 saves to keep high-scoring St. Dom’s at bay in a 3-2 win.
Drew Lavigne, Thornton Academy senior: Scored a hat trick in a victory over Marshwood/Traip on Saturday.
AREA TOP FIVE
1. Scarborough 8-2-1
2. Falmouth 6-4
3. Cheverus 6-3-1
4. Camden Hills 9-0-1
5. Greely 4-5-3
“You’ve got forwards who were not taking the body and separating the man from the puck because they were intimidated. They’re consistently doing that now. They’re winning the 50/50 battles. Instead of just shooting the puck on net, they’re shooting to score, shooting for corners and going for the rebounds. They’re shaking that stigma of being a rookie. They realize they can have an impact on the game.”
Falmouth has six games in its next 11 days, starting with a trip Wednesday to St. Dom’s.
The time off has allowed his team to get healthy, Barton said.
Now the Yachtsmen are prepared for the push to the end of the season, and a chance to defend their title.
“We’ll be ready to play every shift,” Barton said, “and then the hockey gods will take it from there.”
IN GIRLS’ HOCKEY, the playoff field is almost set, with five teams in the East (Leavitt/Edward Little, Lewiston, Greely, Yarmouth/Freeport and Mt. Ararat) and six in the West (Scarborough, Freeport, Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete, Biddeford, York and Cheverus).
Cheverus can guarantee itself a playoff bid with a win at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Gorham/Bonny Eagle at the Portland Ice Arena.
– Staff Writer Kevin Thomas contributed to this report.
Mark Emmert can be contacted at 791-6424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.