Friday night, Jersey Shore pulled away from the L/A Nordiques and spoiled the team’s home opener. Saturday the Nordiques returned the favor, posting a 6-1 victory in front of 759 fans at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

The offense was sparked by Buxton native Shayne Plummer, who added his fourth and fifth goals of the year in the second period. His nine total points in five games puts him one behind Caleb Labrie for the team lead.

“This year I wanted to have more of a presence from Maine,” coach Cam Robichaud said. “I think we have seven or eight right now and there are guys from Lewiston, Greene, Houlton, Jay and Buxton. It’s nice we can have kids from all over the state that can play at this level. They are definitely being seen on the score sheet.”

 It was a faster start for the Nordiques on Saturday. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first ten minutes of the opening frame.

Armand O’Keefe broke the scoreless tied 3:18 into the game for his second goal of the season. Kyle Secor and Lewiston native Cole Ouellette each recorded their second assists of the year. Just past the nine-minute mark, Crewz Berry found the back of the net for the second straight night. Both Connor Kennedy and Lucas Perry each picked up their first assists in a Nordiques uniform.

The Wildcats cut the deficit midway through the period when RC Randall found the back of the cage with Tim O’Connor and Jacob Bennett notching the assists.


Plummer stretched the Nordiques’ lead in the second period to 4-1. His first goal of the contest came at the 4:20 mark and his second goal at the 6:40 mark. Ouellette assisted on the first goal which was a power play marker. Patrick Romano notched the assist on Plummer’s second goal.

“We talk a lot with our players about shifts after scoring a goal or being scored on,” Robinson said. “It can be shift that swings the momentum. So, if you score a goal, you want to maintain that momentum of having a good shift after, and if you are scored on, you must have a good shift to gain the momentum back in your favor.”

With 1:19 remaining in the middle frame Andrew McCormick scored on the man advantage for his first goal of the season. Joshua Malone and Clifford Ogle set the goal up.

The Nordiques were 2-for-4 on the power play while Jersey Shore was 1-for-6.

Kyle Secor capped the scoring in the final minute of the contest.

Jay St. Pierre of Jay stopped 19 shots in his second start of the season for the Nordiques while Nick Anastasia and Nicholas Secock combined to make 28 shots on the evening for Jersey Shore.

The Nordiques head back on the road for a matinee contest against the Maine Wild in Biddeford on Wednesday at noon. They travel to Jersey Shore for a pair of games Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

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