Wiley, Saints blank Capers

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LEWISTON – As debuts go, Max Wiley had a good one Wednesday night.

The St. Dom’s sophomore stopped all 20 shots he faced in his first league varsity start and Sheldon Roy sparked an offense that had been starving for goals with a hat trick to lead the Saints to a 6-0 win over visiting Cape Elizabeth at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

“This was really big,” Roy said. “Later on in the season, this win is going to help us out a lot with points.”

Wiley had played in a pair of non-league games prior to Wednesday’s start, but this was his first in a game that will count toward playoff positioning.

“There were a few nerves to start with,” Wiley said. “I came out, made a couple of saves and got into a rhythm.”

“It’s a nice problem to have,” St. Dom’s coach John Pleau said. “My other two goalies were sick, so we put Max in there and he played very well.”

And, Pleau said, the Saints’ offense finally started to resemble that of a typical St. Dom’s team.

“We worked a lot on that all day (Tuesday),” Pleau said.

Roy put the Saints on the board at 8:51 of the first when he tipped a Jeffrey Lewandowski shot from the left point past Cape netminder Phil Jordan.

D.J. Morin potted the Saints’ second goal with just 40 seconds to play in the opening frame when he launched a slap shot through traffic, also from the left point. This time, the puck hit nothing and still fooled Jordan as it slid along the ice and through his legs.

“I don’t think any of our shots were more than three feet off the ice the whole game,” Pleau said. “That’s what we’re looking for. We worked on that, too.”

The Saints poured on the offense in the second, adding a pair of goals from C.J. Bergeron and Roy’s second of the game to take a commanding 5-0 lead.

“We had a great game against Brewer earlier this week,” Cape coach Jason Tremblay said. “I don;t know what happened tonight. They were first on the puck, they out-skated us all night. We can’t expect to win a game against these guys like this.”

Roy completed his hat trick at 14:47 of the third to cap the scoring.

The Capers are now just 3-9 on the season, while the Saints improve to 4-4 in league play.

jpelletier@sunjournal.com

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