A look at quarterfinal action from around the state:
#2-Bangor 4, #7-Brunswick 1
Senior goaltender Chris Howat made 20 saves and Bangor scored a pair of timely power play goals — one each from Zeb Tuell and Jordan Tracy — as the Rams took out Brunswick 4-1.
Parker Sanderson and Wyatt Frost also scored for Bangor, which lost leading scorer Connor Griffin to injury early in the contest.
Brunwsick’s Dwayne Palmer netted the lone goal for the Dragons, who graduate only two seniors and otherwise have a roster made primarily of freshmen and sophomores. Blake Alexander turned back 24 in the loss for Brunswick.
#4-Cony 3, #5-MHW 2, OT
Dallas Clark was the hero.
Clark’s wrap-around goal late in overtime lifted Cony to a 3-2 win over Maranacook/Hall-Dale/Winthrop. It was his sewcond goal of the contest and allowed the rams to earn their first playoiff win since 2002.
MHW forced overtime when Matt Plourde scored with 14 seconds left in regulation, with goalie Tyler Plante pulled in favor of the extra attacker.
Tyler Leet had the other goal for Cony, and goalie Matt Swan made 29 saves.
Jared Hanson scored for the Hawks.
Eastern Class B Quarterfinals
#2-Messalonskee 6, #7-John Bapst 1
James Varney netted a hat trick and Sam Dexter added a pair of goals to help lead Messalonskee to a 6-1 victory over John Bapst. Josh Towle also scored for the Eagles, while Nate DelGiudice made 17 saves for the victory.
#3-Presque Isle 6, #6-Orono 1
Connor Shaw scored two goals and added two assists to lead Presque Isle to a 6-1 victory over Orono.
Adam Flynn chipped in with two goals and an assist for the Wildcats. Isaac LaJoie contributed a goal and two assists and Joseph Patenaude recorded a goal and assist. Nic Davis made five saves.
Dan Perry scored the goal for Orono.
#5-Old Town 3, #4-Hampden Academy 2, OT
David Wilcox netted a goal on a goalmouth scramble less than two minutes into overtime to lift Old Town to a 3-2 win over Mapden Academy.
The victory avenged two one-goal losses to the Broncos during the regular season
Hampden Academy got two goals from Kalvin Costa Vogel in the waning minutes of regulation to force overtime
Hampden outshot Old Town 46-33 but Coyotes’ sophomore goalie Nathan Colannino came up big with 44 saves. Ryan Manning made 30 saves for Hampden.
Western Class A Quarterfinals
#1-Thornton Academy 8, #8-Gorham 1
Seven different players scored, with Nick Chen getting a pair of goals, as Thornton broke open a one-goal game with six in the third period to take an 8-1 decision over Gorham. Tyler LaPointe, Filip Takac, Bryan Dallaire, C.J. Maksut, Robbie Downing and Brett Levasseur also scored for the top-ranked Trojans, who suffered a bit of penalty trouble early in the game that kept them off the scoreboard. Justin Broy was another reason for that stretch, as he played outstanding to keep it close for a pair of periods. Brad Turnbaugh netted the lone goal for the Rams.
#3-Scarborough 3, # 6 Biddeford 1
Cam Loiselle scored less than a minute into the third period to lift Scarborough to a 3-1 victory over Biddeford. Garrett McDonald put the game away for the red Storm with his team-leading 18th goal of the season at 5:35 of the third.
Jordan Bathe of Scarborough and Tyson Nadeau of Biddeford traded goals earlier in the game.
Scarborough finished the game 0-for-4 on the power play, while Biddeford was 0-for-3 with the man advantage, but did tally a shorthanded goal.