December 19, 2012

High School Hockey Notebook: Coach took the long road to arrive at Westbrook

By Paul Betit pbetit@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Lily Jordan

Derek Neal

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

• BOYS

Derek Neal, York sophomore: Neal scored three goals as the Wildcats opened the season with a 4-2 win against Cape Elizabeth. Later, Neal, who has scored a team-high six goals, had two goals and two assists in an 8-4 win against Noble/Wells.

HONORABLE MENTION

Blake Alexander, Brunswick junior: Made 27 saves to lead the Dragons to a 5-0 win against Cony.

Nick Bagley, Scarborough senior: Scored his third goal of the game in overtime to lift the Red Storm to a 4-3 win against Falmouth.

Grayson Szumilas, Camden Hills junior: Scored the first three goals of the game to lead the Windjammers to a 5-2 win against Yarmouth.

AREA TOP FIVE

1. Thornton Academy 2. Scarborough,

3. Falmouth, 4. Greely, 5. Cheverus

• GIRLS

Lily Jordan, Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete, sophomore: Jordan led the Capers to two wins last week. She made a total of 65 saves on 68 shots, including 46 saves in a 2-1 win over Falmouth.

HONORABLE MENTION

Rachel Moroney, Brunswick, senior: The Dragons went 1-2 last week, but Moroney still shined with seven goals and an assist.

Kristen Murray, Scarborough, sophomore: The Red Storm remained unbeaten with a 5-0 win over Biddeford, as Murray contributed two goals and an assist.

Rachel Yorke, York, senior: Yorke led the Wildcats to a pair of victories with a total of five goals and two assists, improving York's record to 5-1.

AREA TOP FIVE

1. Scarborough, 2. York, 3. Greely,

4. Falmouth, 5. Biddeford

Collins, last year's Eastern Class A Coach of the Year, told the team there would be no stops en route to a Dec. 11 game at Presque Isle because the starting time had been moved up by 15 minutes and he was worried about arriving late.

Bangor Principal Paul Butler had been investigating.

Collins told the Bangor Daily News that in hindsight the bus should have stopped for a restroom break. He said he resigned "to remove any continued drama" that could distract the team.

 

PLACE TO BE: Saturday night is Big Rivalry Night at the Colisee in Lewiston. At approximately 6:30 p.m., St. Dominic will meet Lewiston in a girls' hockey game. At approximately 8:10 p.m., the schools will meet in a boys' game.

 

THE ANTICIPATED girls' game between undefeated Scarborough and Greely, the defending state champion, will be played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

The Red Storm (6-0) will first play at Portland at 4 p.m. Thursday. Greely (5-2) is at St. Dominic at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Greely has lost a couple of close games, to Leavitt/Edward Little (2-1) and to Lewiston (4-2).

 

-- Staff Writer Kevin Thomas contributed to this report.

 

Staff Writer Paul Betit can be contacted at 791-6424 or at:

pbetit@pressherald.com

Twitter: PaulBetitPPH

 

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