The boys’ hockey regular season has come to a close and one local team will take part in the Eastern Class A postseason, which begins this weekend.
The Brunswick Dragons closed the year with a 7-0 home win over Mt. Ararat last Thursday to wind up 9-9. The Dragons started the season 0-3, but battled back and will look to play the spoiler.
Brunswick wound up with the No. 8 seed in Eastern Class A and will host No. 9 Messalonskee (7-11) in the preliminary round Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
The Dragons edged the Eagles 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 26.
If victorious Saturday, Brunswick will battle top-ranked Waterville (17-1) in the quarterfinals Tuesday. The Dragons fell 4-2 at home to the Purple Panthers Dec. 20 and lost 4-1 in Waterville Feb. 10.
Mt. Ararat went 3-12-2 this season and wound up 12th in the Heals. Only the top nine teams qualified.
M-sportshockey-022009.JPGMt. Ararat forward James Charity puts a hold on Brunswick senior forward Erik Bodwell as
they close in on Eagles goalie Jordan Swerid early in the first period of Thursday
night’s game at Bowdoin’s new Sidney Watson Arena.  The Dragons rolled to a 7-0 victory. (Roger S. Duncan photo)