Greely opens its girls’ hockey season with 10-0 victory against St. Dominic

Paige Tuller, Etta Copenhagen and Mary Morrison each had two goals and an assist to lead Greely to a 10-0 victory over defending state champion St. Dominic in its girls’ hockey season opener Monday at the Colisee in Lewiston.

Meg Finlay and CeCi Hodgkins each contributed a goal and an assist, and Delaney Curtin and Monica Howland also scored for Greely in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Maine final. The Rangers led 9-0 after the first period.

Allie Spinney made 53 saves and Katie Roy finished with three goals and an assist as Cheverus (1-0) overcame a 54-14 shots disadvantage to record a 5-1 win over Brunswick (0-1-1) at Watson Arena.

Dana Maloney and Emily Rodrigue each added a goal for Cheverus. Suzannah Smith scored for Brunswick on an assist from Ann Kelly early in the third period.


SPRINT CUP: Tony Stewart made a decision to fire crew chief Darian Grubb, and winning the Sprint Cup championship didn’t change his mind.

Grubb, who was told midway through the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship that he was going to be let go at the end of the season, was officially replaced Monday. Steve Addington, who quit as Kurt Busch’s crew chief last week, takes over immediately.

Richard Childress Racing hired Drew Blickensderfer as crew chief for Jeff Burton, its second change since the season ended. Blickensderfer replaces Luke Lambert, who had been working on an interim basis with Burton and will now be moved to a new position at RCR.

Blickensderfer spent nearly a decade with Roush Fenway Racing and led David Ragan to his first career victory this season in Daytona in July. RFR is likely closing Ragan’s team because of a lack of sponsorship.


NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: Portland Boxing Club fighters John Lopez and Jayson Richter won titles in front of a home crowd Saturday at the USA Boxing New England Championships.

Lopez, a 17-year-old novice lightweight, won a decision over Gordon Berry of West Forks. Richter, a novice welterweight, earned a unanimous decision over Ken Ball of Springfield, Mass.

Four other PBC fighters lost decisions in the finals: Liz Leddy (open lightweight), Jimmy Smith (open middleweight), Matt Mattson (sub-novice welterweight) and Sasha Lamour (novice middleweight).


MAJOR LEAGUES: The Atlanta Braves say right-hander Tim Hudson is expected to be ready for spring training after having surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.

Hudson, 36, was 16-10 with a 3.22 ERA this year.

Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract.

Molina, 36, hit a career-high .281 with three homers and 15 RBI in 55 games this year for Toronto.

Johnny Narron, the older brother of Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron, was hired as Milwaukee’s hitting coach. He replaces Dale Sveum, who became manager of the Chicago Cubs two weeks ago.

The Houston Astros fired General Manager Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith in the first of the changes promised by new owner Jim Crane.

MINOR LEAGUES: Minor league umpires reached an agreement on a new labor contract two days before their current deal was to expire.

The deal calls for salaries to remain the same until 2016, when umps will receive a minimum $100 per month raise, depending on service time.