Lewiston High School’s season-long comeback got a bit sweeter Saturday night.

Less than a week after knocking off one of the West’s top teams, the Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead against Eastern Class A No. 1 Brunswick and raced off with a 5-2 win over the Dragons at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

Lewiston is 7-0-1 in its last eight games and will finish the season Monday night at No. 2 Waterville.

“We came out flying, like we’ve seen in the past few games, and we put a lot of pressure on them,” Lewiston coach Norm Gagne said.

With a win over Cheverus on Friday, Brunswick (14-6) had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Eastern Class A playoffs, but pride was still on the line for the Dragons on Saturday.

“We controlled most of the game 5-on-5,” Brunswick coach Dave Boucher said. “They had two good power-play goals and an empty-netter, but I liked how we played for 30 of the 45 minutes.”

The Blue Devils (10-8-1) shot out of the gate with a pair of goals in the first period, one each from Robbie Leeman and Justin Nadeau.

In the second, they lost a bit of that fire.

“We’ve been doing that, too, unfortunately,” Gagne said. “We came out like fat cats, like we thought we had the game sewn up.”

The Dragons crawled to within one at 3:42 of the second on a goal by Josh Clark, as he slid the puck past Dylan LaBonte (13 saves).

But Lewiston rebounded with a pair in the third just 13 seconds apart.

Zack Godbout got the first one at 7:35 on a shot from the point through traffic, and Matt Letourneau scored the second, also on a long shot, as he beat freshman netminder Brian Billett for the fourth time.

Tim Gilbert sealed the game with four seconds to play with an empty-net goal from his own blue line.


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