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February 27, 2013

Hockey playoff roundup: Scarborough breezes to semifinals

From staff reports

SACO — The Scarborough boys' hockey team scored five goals in the second period, including four in less than two minutes, and went on to beat Noble/Wells 9-1 in a Western Class A quarterfinal Tuesday night at MHG Arena.

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Hugh Grygiel of Falmouth puts the puck past Biddeford goalie Jon Fields, giving the Yachtsmen a 2-0 lead Tuesday night in their Western Class A quarterfinal at Family Ice. Looking to help guard the net for Biddeford is Kerry Crepeau.

Photos by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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Biddeford goalie Jon Fields keeps his focus and denies Billy Mullin of Falmouth on a rebound as Wyatt Leblond helps to defend. Falmouth improved to 15-3-1 and outshot the Tigers, 46-14.

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The top-ranked Red Storm (18-1) got their only goal of the first period when Matt Henderson backhanded a rebound of a shot from the point from Ian Morris at 2:01.

Scarborough had several more good chances but goalie Wyatt Ricker of ninth-seeded Noble/Wells (11-9) stopped them to keep it close.

Scarborourgh Coach Norm Gagne regrouped his team during the first intermission.

"We've got to stop being individuals, that's not who we are. We're a team," said Gagne. "When we play team hockey we're good, when we try to be induviduals we're in trouble."

Scarborough again struck first in the second period after Jake Gross backhanded a rebound of a Garrett McDonald shot to make it 2-0.

The Knights responded at 9:45 when Dean Pratt intercepted a pass near the goal and shipped a shot behind goalie Dalton Finley.

The Red Storm finally overwhelmed Ricker with their four-goal flurry begining at 11:32 when Cam Loiselle shuffed in a rebound on the right side of the goal.

McDonald made it 5-1 on a wrister at 12:29 after streaking down the left side, and Jack Rouselle slapped home a feed from Sean Nygren.

McDonald, Gross, and Sean McGovern scored in the third period.

Ricker finished with 31 saves.


FALMOUTH 7, BIDDEFORD 1: Hugh Grygiel scored a hat trick, and Kris Samaras had a goal and two assists to lead the second-seeded Yachtsmen (15-3-1) past the seventh-ranked Tigers (7-11-1) in a Western Class A quarterfinal at Falmouth.

Brandon Peters added two goals, and Ethan Low and Alden Weller had two assists apiece for Falmouth, which outshot Biddeford, 46-14.

The Yachtsmen led 2-0 after one period on goals by Samaras and Grygiel. Then Andre Clement and Peters scored 24 seconds apart to make it 4-0 just 2:27 into the second.

Nate Crepeau scored for the Tigers.


BANGOR 8, MARANACOOK/HALL-DALE/WINTHROP 5: The second-seeded Rams (12-5-2) scored three times in the third period to beat seventh-ranked MHW (10-7-2) in an Eastern Class A quarterfinal at Bangor.

Bangor will meet third-seeded St. Dominic (12-6-1) in the semifinals Saturday at Lewiston.

Bangor took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Parker Sanderson and Cam Dickson. After Dan Condon scored from Chris Stanley for MHW within one. Dickson scored again early in the second, followed by goals by Carl Farnham and Sanderson as Bangor stretched its lead to 5-1.

MHW answered with three straight goals, two by Matt Plourde and one by Zach Bessette to get within 5-4. Condon had three assists for the Hawks in the second, Jared Hanson had one.

Jordan Tracy scored to start the third for Bangor and Plourde finished his hat trick to get MHW back within 6-5. Justin Courtney and Zeb Tuell then scored unassisted goals to clinch it.

Tyler Plante stopped 18 shots for MHW. Josh Delp had 30 saves for Bangor.


ST. DOMINIC 6, SKOWHEGAN 0: St. Dom's had a two-goal lead to start the third period, a third goal opened the floodgates, and the Saints scored four times in seven minutes in an Eastern Class A quarterfinal at Lewiston.

Trailing 2-0 early in the third, the Indians fell behind 3-0 on a top-shelf goal by St. Dom's forward Caleb Labrie with 13:17 left.

"We got psychologically deflated when they scored the third one," Skowhegan Coach Jeff Fowler said. "We started the third in good shape. We were focused. We were ready. When they scored the third, it was a goal that we could have prevented, and we didn't, and it was just deflating."

Labrie's goal, his second of the game, was followed two minutes later by one from Kyle Holtet off a nice drop pass from Brad Berube. Goals by Holtet and Dillon Pratt 29 seconds apart made it 6-0.

JOHN BAPST 4, LAWRENCE 1: The second-seeded Crusaders scored four unanswered goals to win an Eastern Class B quarterfinal in Bangor.

John Bapst improves to 13-5-1 and advances to play No. 2 Presque Isle in the quarterfinals Saturday. No. 7 Lawrence ends the season 6-13.

Lawrence took a 1-0 lead 57 seconds into the game when Adam Littlefield scored, with assists from Jack Flynn and Jordan Nutting. Zach Yachanin scored at the 13:35 mark of the period to tie the game at 1-1.

Hunter Pate's goal midway through the second gave the Crusaders the lead for good. Kurt Massey and Pate added third period goals for John Bapst.

Kyle McLain made 25 saves for Lawrence. Jared Leonard had 20 stops for John Bapst.


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Hugh Grygiel of Falmouth, left, is congratuled by Kris Samaras after scoring in a 7-1 win over Biddeford as the Yachtsmen reached the Western Class A semifinals.


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