Lewiston’s Madison Conley brings the puck down the ice as Scarborough’s Gwen Diaz and Kathleen Murphy skid out behind her during Wednesday night’s hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)Lewiston’s Sara Robert keeps control of the puck as Scarborough’s Evelyn Boardman chases behind her during Wednesday night’s hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)Lewiston’s Sara Robert keeps her eye on the goal as Scarborough’s Evelyn Boardman chases behind her during Wednesday night’s hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)Lewiston’s Paige Pomerleau keeps control of the puck as Scarborough’s Courtney Brochu gets her stick into the play during Wednesday night’s hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)Lewiston’s Paige Pomerleau shoots the puck at the goal as Scarborough’s Maya Sellinger watches from the left during Wednesday night’s hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)Lewiston’s Gemma Landry keeps Scarborough’s Courtney Brochu away from the puck during Wednesday night’s hockey game at the Colisee in Lewiston. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

LEWISTON — Offensive chances were rare for Scarborough on Wednesday night against Lewiston, but the Red Storm got the chance they needed late to set up a play for a potential game-tying goal.

Then the puck bounced in the Blue Devils’ favor, not once but twice, and led instead to a game-sealing goal in Lewiston’s 2-0 girls’ hockey victory at Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

“We were hoping to send a line out, and then get a change, and then send a 6-on-5, pull the goalie,” Scarborough coach Caitlin Jordan said. “But we wanted to get time to have a rest, and in the past we’ve waited too long, and then it not happen. So we said ‘At three minutes, if we can get a timeout, then we have time to put a placeholder line out there, get a line out, and then get the goalie pulled.’ And that, obviously, didn’t work out.

“It’s funny, we’ve been working on winning the puck back on that faceoff, in offensive neutral zone faceoff, and finally won the puck back, and the D didn’t catch it.”

Lewiston (5-0) freshman Leah Landry pounced on the available puck and skated in for a shot that rang off the post. Linemate Brie Dube was there for the rebound and put it past Red Storm (4-1) goalie Ariella Swett with 2:49 to play.

“(During the timeout) we talked about a couple little things that you need to make sure that you’re playing safe, so you don’t let something up,” Lewiston coach Ron Dumont said. “But you can’t really change your demeanor. You don’t want to sit back, let them come to you.”

Dumont had earlier told his team they couldn’t stand around and think the goals would come.

“For this (game), they had to get there, and get to the net, and work hard and get what I call a ‘dirty goal,’” Dumont said. “It isn’t pretty and whatever, and (Brie had) been through the period doing that, and wasn’t having any luck. I said ‘Well, you just got to keep doing it. It’ll come, it’ll come,’ and luckily it did.”

The Blue Devils, who entered the game having scored 37 goals in their first four games, were shut out in the first period despite out-shooting the Red Storm 8-1.

“In their defense, we just haven’t had a lot of teams where we’ve had that kind of traffic up front. It was a little bit easier,” Dumont said. “So they made things really tough. They played a good game. They have a good goalie, made some good saves, she wasn’t kicking out a lot of rebounds. So there wasn’t much there.”

Lewiston finally cashed in 61 seconds into the second period. Madison Conley carried the puck into the zone and around the back of the net, then found Gemma Landry open in the right circle, and Landry beat Swett before she could recover.

That gave the Blue Devils the breathing room they were looking for, but they had to hold their breath late in the period when Scarborough’s Calynn Gendreau went in on a breakaway. But Camree St. Hilaire stuffed her for the biggest of her six saves in a shutout effort.

“Thank god for Cam,” Dumont said. “I was kidding her, I said, ‘Yeah, that’s why we pay you the big bucks.’”

Swett made a key stop of her own early in the third with a sliding split save, just one of 31 saves for the freshman.

“She just got the player of the game. We give out a player of the game every game, and that game should have been five or six goals,” Jordan said. “She came up with some pretty great saves.”

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