Rams, Crusaders, Blue Devils and Eagles Reach Finals
The match-ups for Eastern Maine high school hockey championships are set following Saturday's semifinals.In class A it will be # 1 vs. # 2 with Lewiston and Bangor both advancing. The # 2 Bangor Rams knocked off St. Doms but needed two overtimes to get the 3-2 victory. Rams senior Parker Sanderson stole the puck in the neutral zone with 2:42 to play in the second overtime and shot the puck past Saints goaltender Grant Carrier to earn their spot in Tuesdays title game at 6pm. Bangor will play # 1 seed Lewiston who had no problem beating Brunswick by a 10-0 score.
Defending Eastern Maine class B champion Messalonskee will have a cjhance to win back-to-back titles after eliminating Hampden 7-5. Number 2 seed John Bapst will be their opponent thanks to the Crusaders 5-1 win over Presque Isle in the other semifinal. Messalonskee now has a 17-2 record with only one of those losses against an Eastern Maine team. That was John Bapst who beat the Eagles 5-4 in overtime back on January 12. The Eastern Maine title game is at 7pm on Tuesday at the Alfond Arena.
92.9TheTicket and 929theticket.com will broadcast championship night live starting with the "A" game from Lewiston at 6PM. TheTicket will then swing to Alfond Arena for live coverage of the "B" game from Alfond.