Eastern Maine High School Hockey Finals: Bangor, Lewiston Face Off in Class A; John Bapst, Messalonskee in Class B
The No. 2 seed Bangor Rams faced off against top-seed Lewiston Tuesday night for the Eastern Maine Class A championship on the Blue Devils' home ice at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. In Class B, the defending Eastern Maine champion Messalonskee Eagles were matched up against John Bapst at the University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono.
Bangor Faces Off Against Top-Seeded Lewiston in Class A Clash
In the Class A contest, Lewiston took a 4-0 lead in the first period. Although the Rams managed to score in the second, Bangor couldn't seem to gain momentum, and the Blue Devils skated to a 5-1 win.
In their two previous regular season meetings, the Blue Devils swept the Rams, 5-2 and 2-0.
Bangor made it to the regional finals in a 3-2 double-overtime win over St. Dominic Academy. Meanwhile, Lewiston cruised to the finals while routing Brunswick 10-0.
The Blue Devils will face western Maine champs Falmouth, who defeated Scarborough 4-3 on Tuesday.
John Bapst Takes on Defending East Champs in Orono in Class B
Later Tuesday at the Alfond, John Bapst (14-5-1) faced a tough Messalonskee (17-2-0) team.
The two teams split their regular season contests, with Messalonskee taking the season opener 1-0 and John Bapst capturing a 5-4 overtime win in January.
It was the Eagles who caught the fire Tuesday night, taking the tie breaker with Bapst with an impressive 7-2 win.
The Eagles will face either Camden or Greely. Those teams will play at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Colisee.