BRUNSWICK’S SHEA SULLIVAN and Lewiston's Nele te Loo (5) maneuver towards the puck during a Wednesday night hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston.

BRUNSWICK’S SHEA SULLIVAN and Lewiston’s Nele te Loo (5) maneuver towards the puck during a Wednesday night hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston.

LEWISTON

The depth of the Lewiston/ Monmouth/Oak Hill girls high school hockey team, both in numbers and in skilled lines, proved to be too much for Brunswick as the Blue Devils skated to a 10-1 victory over the Dragons on Wednesday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

“They have a lot of depth. They were just quicker, faster than us,” said Brunswick coach Dave Boucher. “That’s a team that is talented enough to win the states this year. They have three lines, four ‘D’s’ and a goalie. They’re deep.”

BRUNSWICK’S GRETA WHITE carries the puck down the ice during the second period against Lewiston on Wednesday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

BRUNSWICK’S GRETA WHITE carries the puck down the ice during the second period against Lewiston on Wednesday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

The Dragons skated back and forth with Lewiston early on, keeping the puck between the blue lines and limiting the home team’s shots. That changed midway through the opening frame when Brie Dube scored off a Katie Lemieux assist for the game’s first tally. Madison Conley found the back of the net with 4:11 remaining in the period, knocking the puck just past Brunswick starting goalie Hannah Wentworth for the score. Gemma Landry and Sara Robert assisted.

Less than a minute later, Conley scored again, set up once again by Landry and Robert for a quick 3-0 lead.

Brunswick cut the lead to two with 1:58 remaining when Elena Palmer’s pass found the stick of Colleen McKearney, and the forward put one past Lewiston goalie Camree St. Hilaire for the score.

“I thought it was going to give us some momentum early on,” said the senior captain McKearney, as the 3- 1 score held through the end of the period.

Lewiston wasted no time notching another goal in the second period when Conley picked up a loose puck off the opening face-off and found Landry in a lane ahead. The freshman beat Wentworth for the score. Minutes later, Anna Dodge scored Lewiston’s fifth score of the contest off a helper from Dube. The freshman forward finished with three assists.

“I think we mentally wore down and our heads weren’t in the game,” said McKearney. “That is something we will need to continue to work on.”

Brunswick’s Emily Factor nearly got a score with under 10 minutes remaining in the second period, but was turned away by St. Hilaire (11 saves).

Following a Lewiston score, Palmer broke through the Lewiston defense at the blue line and drove to the net for a one-on-one opportunity against St. Hilaire. The sophomore goalie stopped the shot and smothered the loose puck after it bounced back to her off the boards from behind the net.

Dodge registered the hat trick scoring the next two goals, including an unassisted score after weaving through the Brunswick defense with just over a minute remaining. The score remained 8-1, with each team firing four shots on goal in the period.

Freshman Grace Dumond scored her second goal of the game with 7:39 remaining before Lemieux rounded out the scoring late in the final period for Lewiston.

In all, youth served well for the Blue Devils, getting six goals and nine assists from their freshman — Dube, Conley, Landry, Robert and Dumond.

Brunswick goalie Nadia Leiner, who took over goaltending duties with five minutes left in the second period, turned away nine Lewiston shots to close out the game. Wentworth made 11 stops for the Dragons.

“Right now we’re splitting time between our two goalies. We’ll see if one steps up over the other,” said Boucher.

Overall, the Dragons came out knowing what they need to work on and still have expectations of winning their share of games this season.

“We did a lot of good things out there position-wise. The attitude was good and the effort was good, said Boucher. “We don’t have the offensive firepower we had a year ago, so we need to work on things and find some offense. We showed some things tonight that makes us believe that we will win our share of games this year.”

“We kept up with them for as much as we could. I think playing a team with this caliber will only help us in the future,” added McKearney.

Brunswick (0-2) will host Cheverus/Kennebunk on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College’s Sidney J. Watson Arena.

Blue Devils 10, Dragons 1

At the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston

Brunswick 1 0 0 1
Lew/Mon/ OH — 3 5 2 10

First period — 1. (L) Brie Dube (Katie Lemieux), 7:24; 2. (L) Madison Conley (Gemma Landry, Sara Robert), 10:39; 3. (L) Madison Conley (Gemma Landry, Sara Robert), 11:44; 4. (B) Colleen McKearney (Elena Palmer), 13:02. No penalties. Second period — 5. (L) Gemma Landry (Madison Conley), :30; 6. (L) Anna Dodge (Brie Dube), 1:18; 7. Grace Dumond (Brie Dube), 7:08; 8. (L) Anna Dodge (Grace Dumond), 9:42; 9. (L) Anna Dodge, 13:59. Penalty — (L) Jaylin Cloutier, interference, 14:36. Third period — 10. Grace Dumond (Brie Dube), 7:21; 11. Katie Lemieux (Gemma Landry, Brie Dube), 12:03. Penalties — (B) Jillian Giunti, roughing, 5:37; (B) Colleen McKearney, cross-checking, 9:49; (L) Jordan Mynahan, roughing, 14:30. Shots on goal — Brunswick — 2-8-2 — 12; Lewiston — 10-9-11 — 30. Saves — (B) Hannah Wentworh 11, Nadia Leiner 9; (L) Camree St. Hilaire 11. Power play — Brunswick 0-for-2; Lewiston 0-for-2. Records — Lewiston 1-0; Brunswick 0-2. Up next for Brunswick — Saturday at home against Cheverus/Kennebunk at 3 p.m.


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