BIDDEFORD — Biddeford survived a third-period comeback Saturday to knock off undefeated Cheverus 2-1 in a boys’ hockey game at the Biddeford Ice Arena.

Cheverus (6-1-1) entered the third period trailing 2-0 but turned up the intensity.

With 7:25 left, Luke Trickey scored for Cheverus, which dominated the rest of the game, including a power play with 2:30 remaining, but couldn’t tie it.

“At that point the clock is running so we tried to put a big guy out in front, tried to get the puck to the net. That’s how we got that goal,” said Cheverus Coach Dan Lucas. “You just want to get pucks on the net at that point, create opportunities. We came close but it didn’t bounce our way.”

The Stags outshot the Tigers 12-2 in the third period.

“They definitely upped the pressure, you could see that. We had a couple breakdowns here and there, but certain guys made it work and kind of saved me on some of them,” said Biddeford goalie Brandon Daigle.

Ricky Ruck scored what turned out to be the winning goal for Biddeford (4-2) on a power play in the second period. With 5:55 left, he took a one-timer from Evan Loignon and buried it top shelf.

“It was a beautiful backdoor play. That’s a play that you can run. We felt they were pressuring us on top on the power play … and did a good job of taking some of that away,” said Biddeford Coach Rich Reissfelder. “So we said we’ve got to run it low and make them go back down again, and we were able to create a passing lane from that and (Ruck) doesn’t miss too many open nets.”

Down 2-0, Cheverus was given a penalty shot in the final second of the second period. Freshman Cam Dube took the shot but was denied on a Daigle poke check.

“I think he made the right move; he just got in a little too tight on the goalie,” said Lucas. “We said ‘make him commit and then pull it up around him’ and (the goalie) poked him.”

“I’m usually all right on breakaways so I came out, made myself look big, and once he did that move I went down, then poke- checked him. It worked out,” said Daigle, who finished with 21 saves.

Biddeford outshot Cheverus 11-3 in the second period and had five power plays, scoring on one. The Stags racked up 16 penalty minutes in the period.

“We’re actually lucky that we got through that second period. Somebody with a little better, stronger power play, we could have been in the hole 4-1,” said Lucas.

Dube and James Hannigan each had an assist for Cheverus.

Joe Anders scored for the Tigers. Loignon and Kerry Crepeau each had an assist.

“When we play like a team, when we skate hard, we can play with anybody,” said Reissfelder.