The Bridgton Academy Junior A hockey team recently won the North American Hockey Association national tournament at Stoneham, Mass.

In the championship, Bridgton faced off against the Cape Cod Cubs. While the Cubs were the winner of the International Junior Hockey League, Bridgton came out on top with a 3-2 win. Ryan Kulik tallied his fifth goal of the tournament to open Bridgton’s scoring. Ryan Dooley and Dan Concannon also tallied goals in the final game of the season. Brad Cray played his final game in net for the Wolverines as solid as ever, stopping 22 of 24 shots and securing the NAHA national championship.

The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame will induct six men in a ceremony on April 9 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Inductees include Brian Bachelder of South Portland, who set more than 18 national records at dragways across the country in a 22-year career; New Hampshire-based Dave Dion, who won 19 open and tour events at Oxford Plains Speedway, including three Oxford 250s; Bob Greely, who raced at Beech Ridge Speedway and Oxford Plains beginning in the early 1960s; Jim McClure, who won four track championships at Beech Ridge between 1969 and 1981; Larry Reno, who raced at Beech Ridge and Wiscasset Raceway starting in 1960; and the late Jeff Stevens, whose 40-year career included 20 straight Supermodified wins at Beech Ridge in the late 1970s.

Tickets for the ceremony are $35. Visit for more information.

Taylor Wood, a freshman from Scarborough High School, finished third in the 105-pound division in a United States Girls Wrestling Association New England tournament held March 12 in Nashua, N.H. Wood was the only girl from Maine to compete in the tournament.

Troy Murphy won the United States Ski and Snowboard Association junior national dual mogul competition at Steamboat Springs, Colo. Murphy, of Bethel and a member of the Planet Ski International Elite Team, defeated a field of 70 of the top junior mogul skiers in the United States to take the title. In girls competition, Nessa Dziemian of Carrabassett won the girls’ junior moguls title.

Bowdoin’s curling team, which came together only months ago, clinched the national title for its division March 13 at the National College Curling Championships in Chicago.

An injury left the team a member short. “With only one person brushing, it meant we had to be much more accurate for every one of our shots,” says team founder Carl Spielvogel.

“St. Scholastica (third place) and Tennessee (second place) were the most intense and skilled teams we’ve ever come across. It was a thrill to play with them, and we can’t wait for next year to play with them again.”

Maine will host the Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Northeast Region 1 Championship on Saturday. Boys and girls from the six New England states will compete for a spot in the national championships, which will take place April 30 in Springfield, Mass.

Representing Maine are Isabel Dawson, Portland Elks Lodge; Henry Westphal, Portland Elks Lodge; Ciara LeClair, Waterville Elks Lodge; Colby Esty, Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge; Caitlin Paradis, Presque Isle Elks Lodge; and Stephen Gikas, Portland Elks Lodge. 

Mainers showed their passion for fishing and support for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers on March 6 as part of the third annual Ray Haskell Ford Fishing Derby. The weigh-in for the statewide derby was held at Coyote’s Country Bar and raised $1,700 to benefit the Maine Children’s Home, a nonprofit agency that operates Maine’s longest-running adoption program.

Over the past three years, the event has raised $8,200 for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers.

Adult winners: Togue — Jason Poulliot, 6.58 lbs.; Pike — Anthony McKennie, 3 lbs.; Salmon — Shawn Tibbetts, 2.25 lbs.; Brown trout — Shawn Boulgier, 2.25 lbs.; Brook trout — Pete Doyon, 1.78 lbs; Splake — Jacob Martin, 2 lbs.

Youth winners: Brown trout — Kris Loubier, 1.25 lbs.; Brook trout — Garrett Cote, 1 lb.; Togue — Jacob Doyon, 3.25 lbs.; Yellow perch — Colby Boulgier, 1.25 lbs.; White perch — Colby Boulgier, 1 lb.; Crappie — Kiley Meader, 1 lbs.; Pickerel — Colby Boulgier, 2.5 lbs.