The Lewiston Demons hockey team blanked Win-Dale on Sunday with a convincing 5-0 shutout victory.

The win clinches at least a second-place finish in the Northern Middle School Hockey League regular season. The Demons extend their record to 8-2-1.

After a scoreless first period, Tanner Hubbard scored what proved to be the game-winner for the Demons, stuffing in a feed from linemate Chris Rancourt early in the second period. Less than a minute later, David Cusson scored an unassisted tally, and the rout was on. Devin Bilodeau was sent in alone by Nick Gilbert to complete the 2nd-period scoring.

The third period was all Demons as well. Jake Bergeron drove the puck home with his slap shot from the point, assisted by Kile Conn. The final goal came off the stick of Nick Gilbert, who roofed his shot past the Win-Dale goaltender, with the assist going to Alex Gregoire.

The Demons outshot the Win-Dale team 3-1 by maintaining a strong forecheck, including the fast skating of Kevin Lavertu and Jacob Soucy. Helping Demons goalie Brady Ouellette complete his shutout were defenders Brett Vallee, Rudy Pandora, Coleman Morency, Tommy Hird, and Marty Moreau.

Gladiators lose pair

YARMOUTH – Casco Bay scored its second shorthanded goal of the game with 2:36 remaining to beat the Lewiston Gladiators Tier I hockey team by a 3-2 decision at Travis Roy Arena.

Kyle Lemelin gave the Gladiators a 1-0 lead in the first peirod, then assisted on Tyler Hutchinson power-play goal with less than two minutes to play in the second period, which tied the game at 2-2. Nathan Tozier also assisted on the goal. Spencer Simoneau stopped 20 shots in goal.

The Gladiators also dropped a 4-0 decision to the Maine Hurricanes at Kents Hill. Lemelin, Kile Conn and Hutchinson were all denied on breakaways in the first two periods. Zack O’Connor made 15 saves in goal.

Jr. Maineiacs Squirts reach state title game

WINSLOW – The Lewiston Junior Maineiacs Squirt team reached the state championship game by going 2-0-2 this past weekend.

In the opener the Maineiacs tied Brewer, 5-5, after entering the final period trailing 4-1. Luc Dostie and Kyle Ullrich both scored twice in the final period.

They then beat Capitol District 4-2. Kyle Morin and Jacob Charest each had a goal and an assist. Kyle Welch played solid in goal.

Goals by Morin and Charest earned the Maineiacs a 2-2 tie with Central Maine. Sam Zashut kept his team in contention in goal.

They then posted a 5-2 victory over Maione Coast in the semifinals. Morin scored a pair of goals, while Charest, Ryley Austin and Reid Pomerleau also scored. Welch was the winning goalie.

Charest finished the weekend with four goals and four asists, while Morin had four goals and an assist.

Lewiston will face Mid Coast in the state final Feb. 24 at the Colisee.


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