PORTLAND – Call him Super Grover.

Biddeford junior Shawn Grover tipped in a perfect feed from Tyler Fleurant just 2:38 into the third period – Biddeford’s third power-play goal of the game – Nick Reny added an insurance tally less than four minutes later and Cam Madore finished the scoring at 10:26 to lift the Tigers to a 6-3 win over Scarborough in the Western Class A title game at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

“We knew it was a 15-minute hockey game,” Biddeford coach Jamie Gagnon said. “We had those same chances throughout the game, and in the third it was a matter of finishing them off and putting them in the net.”

Grover finished the game with two goals and an assist, and captain Jeremy Grebin added a goal and three helpers in the win. Biddeford keeper Tony Dube settled in to make 27 saves on 30 shots.

“Tony played well tonight,” Gagnon said. “He made the saves he had to make, and he gave us have a chance to come back in the second and third period.”

Biddeford will face Lewiston on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee for the Class A state title.

The Red Storm started things off with a goal from Brent Mayo at 6:31 of the opening frame. Mayo took a feed at the left circle from Mike Dakers and tried to rip a shot far side. His attempt fooled Dube, and perhaps himself, as the puck never left the ice. Instead, it slid past Dube’s skate, perhaps getting a piece on the way by, and found its way into the bottom corner of the cage.

In the second, Biddeford managed three goals to the Red Storm’s two and knotted the score at three heading to the final stanza.

Shawn Grover and Brian Dumoulin scored a pair of power-play goals sandwiched around a Stephen Cook strike for Scarborough to tie the score at two through 8:18 of the second.

Mike Dakers swung the momentum toward Scarborough with a short-handed goal at 12:31. But the Tigers again tied the game at 14:19 when Jeremy Grebin received credit for a goal after his shot hit goalie Josh Larrabee and wound up in the net after Larrabee and a Scarborough defender collided.


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