BREWER, Maine — The Bangor Excessive Faculty boys hockey staff had scored a complete of simply seven targets in its earlier six video games coming into Wednesday night time’s recreation in opposition to archrival Brewer on the Penobscot Ice Area.
However the Class A Rams received targets from 5 completely different scorers and unleashed a 43-shot barrage to clean the Class B Witches 5-0.
Bangor, which has misplaced 5 of its final six video games, improved to 4-6-1 whereas Brewer fell to 3-8 after shedding for the sixth time in seven video games.
Senior goalie Liam Doughty made 19 saves in posting his second shutout of the season.
Sophomore righty Marc-Andre Perron scored what proved to be the game-winner on the 5:57 mark of the second interval earlier than the Rams erupted for 4 third-period targets off the sticks of Mike Moscone, Michael McLean, Zachary Lindquist and Miles. Randall.
“We had much more stress within the offensive zone tonight, so we had been capable of generate much more taking pictures alternatives,” senior defenseman and captain McLean mentioned. “One factor we did tonight that we did not do is get guys to the web and shoot contained in the slot space, which is a key place to attain targets, for certain.”
“We crashed the web quite a bit on this recreation. It was quite a bit higher,” mentioned sophomore right-hander Perron. “And the important thing was we undoubtedly used our protection extra. Having them taking pictures from the blue line actually helped us crash the web.”
The primary three targets resulted in photographs from the spot.
Perron’s purpose capitalized on a McLean shot from the blue line.
“Mike ripped a shot and I tipped it over. It bounced [Brewer goalie Calvin Grass’] pad I saved blocking it and the goalie moved slightly bit so I put it below his pad,” Perron mentioned.
Sophomore Grass performed nicely in defeat, making 38 saves.
Junior left wing Moscone’s purpose got here simply 35 seconds into the third interval.
Junior defenseman Jackson Guimond got here down from the best level to retrieve a puck and wound up squeezing a shot from the highest of the best circle that was tipped in by Moscone.
“I used to be proper in entrance of the web the place I ought to have been and I received my stick on the shot. It did not change path an excessive amount of however sufficient to go at the back of the web,” Moscone mentioned.
McLean made it 3-0 3:53 later with a display screen shot from the purpose that beat Grass.
Sophomore left wing Lindquist expanded the lead simply 1:55 later when his middle go from the left nook deflected in off a Brewer participant.
Junior left wing Randall capped the scoring whereas the Rams had been on a five-minute energy play with a one-timer from the within half of the best circle off a go from Richie Trott.
Doughty mentioned it was “scary” to get the shutout win, particularly over Brewer.
He mentioned the seniors “realized this was the final time we had been going to face Brewer. It is a rivalry we have had with them since we began taking part in hockey. This was a giant deal for us.”
His greatest save got here within the third interval after Bangor had simply scored its fourth purpose and was on the ability play.
Grady Vanidestine and Jed Gilpatrick had a two-on-one and Vanidestine flipped an ideal go to the left facet to the open Gilpatrick.
However Doughty slipped and made a pleasant pad save.
“Jed is a very good participant. I used to be simply fortunate to be on my toes and I reacted instinctively,” Doughty mentioned.
Brewers coach Lance Ingerson mentioned the Rams deserved the win.
“They gained quite a bit [puck] battles We did not present up. Bangor received the higher of us. They had been the higher staff tonight,” mentioned Ingerson, whose Witches had been outscored 34-13 over the ultimate two durations after an evenly performed first interval.
Each groups play once more on Saturday when Bangor hosts Falmouth at 1:10 pm and Brewer entertains Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde at 4:15 pm