LEWISTON ­— Gavin Simopolous scored 45 seconds into overtime to give sixth-seeded Cape Elizabeth a 4-3 win over No. 2 Cheverus in a Class B South boys’ hockey semifinal Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

Andrew Carroll, Jonas Moon and Oskar Frankwicz also scored for the Capers (10-10), who move on to the regional final Wednesday night against No. 1 Greely. It will be the third straight year in which the Capers and Rangers meet in the regional final.

Jackson Wilson scored two goals for Cheverus (17-3), including a quick strike just 21 seconds into the game. Callaghan Oliver got the other goal for the Stags.

Cheverus led twice 1-0 and 2-1, then tied the game on a goal by Wilson at 10:37 of the third period, after Frankwicz gave the Capers their first lead early in the third.

Cape goalie William Depke made 14 saves.

Bryson Pomerleau of Cheverus had 22 saves.


GREELY 7, GORHAM 1: Top-seeded Greely (15-3-1) scored 80 seconds into the game and cruised past No. 4 Gorham (10-8-2) in a Class B South semifinal.

Andy Moore and Gage Cooney led Greely with two goals apiece. Evan Dutil, Alexander Wallace and Zachary Dubbert also scored for the defending state champions, who advanced to the their fourth consecutive regional final.

Greely goalie Jared Swisher made 22 saves.

Dutil opened the scoring at 1:20. Moore added another three minutes later for a 2-0 first-period lead.

Greely was up 4-0 in the second period when Adam Enk put Gorham on the board with a slap shot during a power play.

SCARBOROUGH 6, PORTLAND 2: Cam Budway scored twice in a 41-second span in the first period, starting the third-seeded Red Storm on their way to a win over No. 6 Portland/Deering in a Class A quarterfinal in Lewiston.


Budway’s goals gave the Red Storm (14-4-1) a 2-0 lead after the first period. Second-period goals by Kevin Woods and Sam Rumelhart made it 4-0 before Whit Steele got a power-play goal for Portland (8-12).

Scarborough’s Zach Chaisson added two goals in the third period, including an empty-netter. Nick Becker tallied a short-handed goal for Portland.

Scarborough advances to face No. 7 Edward Little in the semifinals on Tuesday.

LEWISTON 6, BANGOR 0: Logan Tripp recorded a hat trick as the top-ranked Blue Devils (19-0) rolled past the eighth-seeded Rams (8-12) in a Class A North quarterfinal.

Ryan Pomerleau and Kurtis Pelletier each notched a goal and two assists, and Ben St. Laurent also scored, helping Lewiston advance to Tuesday’s semifinals against No. 4 South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete.

Tripp opened the scoring midway through the first period. Pelletier made it 2-0 with a power-play goal later in the period, after Bangor goalie Jake Hirsch made a sprawling save against Pomerleau.


Lewiston added to its lead in the second period on goals by St. Laurent and Tripp. The Blue Devils then outshot Bangor 22-2 in the third.


NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: Victoria Bossong of Cheverus, Kate Tugman of Gorham and Sam Cenescar of Brunswick earned runner-up honors to lead Maine’s top finishers at the New England championships in Boston.

Bossong, a junior, lowered her unofficial 300-meter state record with a time of 39.59 seconds. She also placed fourth in the 55 dash (7.27).

Tugman, a senior, set a school record with her second-place time of 10:51.24 in the 2-mile run. In the mile, she finished fifth in 5:04.97.

Cenescar, a senior, took second in the high jump at 6-5. Andrew Ladd of Kennebunk also cleared 6-5 and finished in fourth place, and Gorham’s Ryan Gendron was sixth at 6-3.


Other top Maine finishers included: Emily Labbe of Scarborough in the 55 hurdles (fourth, 8.35), Anna Folley of South Portland (fourth, 2:58.81) and Mia-Claire Kezal of Thornton Academy (fifth, 2:58.89) in the 1,000, Jaigan Boudreau of Thornton Academy in the girls’ shot put (fifth, 39-9 1/4), Will Shaughnessy of Brunswick in the 2-mile (sixth, 9:18.21), Nigel Katende of Lewiston in the boys’ long jump (sixth, 21-6 3/4) and Alyssa Elliott of Bangor in the girls’ long jump (sixth, 17-8).


NEW ENGLAND QUALIFIER: Three Bonny Eagle brothers – Colby, Caden and Cameron Frost – were among 42 wrestlers who earned a trip to the New England championships by placing among the top three in a qualifying meet at Noble High School.

Colby Frost, the NEQ winner at 120 pounds last year, won the 126-pound division this time. Caden Frost placed first at 106, and Cameron Frost was third at 113.

Class A champion Noble had the most qualifiers with six, including 113-pound winner Derek Cote and 132-pound winner Joshua Cote. Mt. Ararat/Brunswick had two first-place finishers – Brycen Kowalsky at 120 and Ben Laurence at 170 – and four qualifiers.

The New England meet is Friday and Saturday at Methuen High in Massachusetts.

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