Bangor Opens Against Connecticut Today
Days after winning their first state championship in 35 years, the Bangor American Legion team is in Connecticut for the Northeast Regional today.The Comrades (23-5) will take on the Cheshire Post 95 in today's third game of the day. Cheshire won a three game series to take their state championship and comes in with a record of 27-10.
Much like the recently concluded Maine tournament, the regional is an 8-team double elimination format. The field includes three teams from Connecticut with Cheshire, state runner-up RCP (24-7) and the host team from Middletown (30-15). The National Legion awards two teams to the top six states with the largest number of teams to help complete the field of 64 teams for the national tournament.
Game 1: Milford, Mass. vs. Pawtucket, R.I., 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland vs. Dover, N.H. 12:30 p.m.
Game 3: Cheshire vs. Bangor, Me., 4:30 p.m.
Game 4: Middletown vs. Essex, Vt., approx. 7:30 p.m.