WINSLOW – Trey Michonski scored twice as Skowhegan opened the Eastern Class A boys’ hockey playoffs with a 2-1 victory Friday night in a prelim game against Gray-New Gloucester/Poland.

Evan Baggs gave ninth-seeeded Gray-New Gloucester/Poland (3-16) a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Michonski tied it for the eighth-seeded Indians (8-9-2) late in the second period and got the winner in the third.


LEE ACADEMY 51, PENQUIS VALLEY 50: D.J. Johnson hit 1 of 2 free throws with 5.8 seconds left in the second OT as the top-seeded Pandas (18-2) beat the fourth-seeded Patriots (17-3) in a semifinal at Bangor.

Lee held the ball near midcourt for most of both overtimes, trying to draw Penquis out of its zone defense. A turnover with 4.5 seconds remaining in the first overtime gave Penquis a chance to win it, but an off-balance jumper by Isaiah Bess hit the back of the rim.

In the second overtime, Lee won the tip and held the ball until Johnson missed a shot with less than 20 seconds left. But the Pandas got the ball back on a steal by Jasil Elder, and Johnson was fouled on a drive.

Johnson finished with 25 points.

Penquis got 24 points from Bess and 17 from Trevor Lyford.

HOULTON 40, MATTANAW-COOK ACADEMY 39: Nick Guiod sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the seventh-seeded Shiretowners (11-10) beat the sixth-seeded Lynx (15-6) at Bangor.

Freshman Kyle Bouchard scored 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter as Houlton used a 17-2 run to erase a 22-11 deficit.


CENTRAL 45, CALAIS 30: The third-seeded Red Devils (17-3) grabbed a 13-4 lead in the first quarter and pulled away from the second-seeded Blue Devils (16-1) in a semifinal at Bangor.

Max McHugh scored 15 points and Sam Brownell added 12 for Central.

STEARNS 54, HOULTON 34: Sigrid Koizar had 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead the fourth-seeded Minutemen (19-2) past the eighth-seeded Shiretowners (14-7) in a semifinal at Bangor.

Victoria Hanson led Houlton with 15 points.