BANGOR – The Maranacook Area Youth Hockey Bantam team reached the semifinals of the Bangor Friendship Tournament over the weekend.

In Friday’s opener, Maranacook squelched KV Sabres of Saint John, New Brunswick, 6-1, for its 18th victory of the season.

Dakota Bowie scored three goals and assisted two of the others. Ian Palmer, Eric Crawley and Tony McIver each scored for Maranacook, with Palmer producing two assists and McIver and Eric Crawley collecting one each.

Brandon Doucet snagged the Sabres’ goal with help from Alex Watson. River Mullan was the winning goalie for Maranacook. He was opposed by Max Milligan and Ryan French.

Saturday was a tougher day for Maranacook, which wound up on the short end of two wild contests.

Presque Isle picked up an 8-6 win despite another Bowie hat trick. Palmer scored twice for Maranacook along with Crawley. The offensive onslaught produced two more assists for Bowie, with one each by Palmer, Bryant, Crawley and Tom Pietroski.

Isaac Lajoie tallied three times for Presque Isle. Kate Campbell, Ian Waddell, Connor Shaw, Derek Sczurowski and Grant Lundquist also got into the act in support of winning goalies Josh MacFarline and Nic Davis. Mullan again provided the work between the pipes for Maranacook, as he did in all four contests.

Lancaster One, also of New Brunswick, rolled up a 6-4 win in the Saturday finale.

Damon Doncaster delivered two goals, with Natalie Duplisea, Mitchell Glennie, Adin Richard and Matt Burr scoring one apiece.

Palmer and Bowie each potted a pair for Maranacook. McIver logged an assist. Duplisea, Richard, Glennie and Zac Dumont set up goals for Lancaster.

Sunday’s semifinal bid ended in a 5-2 loss to Lancaster Two, thanks for five different goal-scorers – Cory Stilwell, Kyle Watson, Ryan Downing, Anders Blizzard and Brandan Mabey – for the Canadian team. Crawley and McIver answered for Maranacook. Lancaster couldn’t completely shut out the explosive Bowie, who mustered an assist. Matt Maguire had a pair of assists for Lancaster and was joined by Blizzard, Nick Leavitt and Jeremy Manan.

Leavitt and Matt Belding were the goalie tandem for the New Brunswick syndicate.

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