Lewiston High School hockey players who all have the same last name are good friends but are not related. From left to right are Cecilia Landry, Leah Landry, and Gemma Landry. (SUN JOURNAL PHOTO BY RUSS DILLINGHAM)

LEWISTON — Inside the Lewiston girls’ hockey team’s dressing room, there’s a dream brewing.

Just picture it: The arena lights at Androscoggin Bank Colisee go dark. Roving blue spotlights turn on. Then the public address announcer calls out the Blue Devils’ starting lineup.

“At left wing … Landry!”

“At right wing … Landry!”

“At center … Landry!”

Three simultaneous giggles then snap you back into reality.

That’s not the big dream that is front and center in the undefeated Blue Devils’ minds, but it is a light-hearted pipe dream for three of their players.

Three Landrys. No relation.

The newest Landry to the team, freshman Leah, said that “everyone does” assume the three of them are related. Yet none of them are sisters, nor cousins.

“I’ve been saying it like all year, like ‘Oh my gosh, we have three Landrys and none of us are related whatsoever,’” Gemma, a sophomore who does have a cousin on the team (Sara Robert), said. “It’s kind of insane.”

“I asked (my parents) about Gemma because we were in the same grade, and same team and stuff, but I didn’t really know Leah yet. And I just figured we weren’t related,” said sophomore Cecilia, who is called “CC” by her teammates.

“I asked about Gemma, too, because I’ve known her for however long. And, I don’t know, I just wanted to know if we were related or not,” Leah said.

Even head coach Ron Dumont — who has a distant family connection to Gemma — said he felt he should at least ask, just to make sure.

“In terms of Lewiston, in particular, and the hockey culture here, I don’t think it’s unusual to have people with the same last name, be it Landry, Cloutier, whatever it may be,” Dumont said. “But I do think it’s unusual that somewhere along the line you have three of them on the same team and there’s not any — as far as I know — no real connection, as far as lineage and whatever. And that is a little bit rare.”

The multitude of Landrys means Dumont has had to come up with something other than last name to call out the three girls.

“Basically, either I got nicknames or, you know, you go with their first names,” Dumont said. “That was an easy way to deal with it.”

Still, for those moments that “Landry!” is called out at practice, some confusion arises.

“Any time (I hear) Landry, I turn around,” CC said. “Usually I’m pretty sure it’s not me, but sometimes, and then I’m like, ‘Oh, wrong Landry.’”

Though the last name is the same, that’s about where the similarities end.

They all have different personalities, according to Dumont, and play different styles of hockey. He lauded Gemma’s hockey IQ, and called Leah “a classic power forward,” while CC has worked hard to break into a “tough lineup to crack.”

“Gemma plays more of a cerebral, in that sense, with the hockey know-how. And, I mean, once you get Leah going it’s just in your face, here it comes. And then CC just, you know, she works really hard and gets to spots, and she’s tenacious,” Dumont said.

The three all happen to play on different forward lines. Gemma on the blue line, Leah on green, CC on yellow.

“We have never played with each other before (on the same line),” Gemma said.

And there in lies the part-joke, part-dream scenario of a starting lineup featuring all three.

“I don’t remember who brought it up to me. I don’t know if maybe it was CC that said, ‘Geez, it would be kind neat if …’ like they could start a game and be ‘Landry, Landry, Landry.’ Which I said, ‘Well, I’ll consider it. I’ll think about it,’” Dumont said.

“Maybe he might do it,” Gemma said. “It’ll be kind of interesting to see how we play together.”

It wouldn’t be that far-fetched of an idea. They each play different spots on the forward line. CC plays right wing, Gemma is a center, and Leah plays left wing.

“So it would be an easy thing for me to do. And now you’re putting pressure on me. I’m going to have to do that,” Dumont said. “It’s not like one’s a defenseman, or they’re all centers, or something like that.

“I think if we’re just doing it for fun, or just for the fact that they’re all Landrys, the kids adapt really good.”

Don’t expect Dumont to set such a starting lineup if it’s a detriment to the team, however.

“You know, in those big games where you’re talking one goal (could be the difference), I don’t think we’re going to be playing with that,” he said.

The three players are all underclassmen, so there’s no urgency to reach the punch line of what Gemma called “a good joke, kind of.”

But the players, giggling at the thought, want to see the concept come to fruition.

CC said she thought “it would be funny if (the public address announcer) is like, ‘Gemma Landry! Leah Landry! CC Landry!’”

And if all three are still on the team in two years, CC’s younger sister has a chance to be a fourth Landry in the fold.

When pressed about more of them, Dumont replied: “At my age, I only look one year at a time.”

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Lewiston High School hockey players who all have the same last name are good friends but are not related. From left to right are Cecilia Landry, Leah Landry, and Gemma Landry. (SUN JOURNAL PHOTO BY RUSS DILLINGHAM)

Gemma Landry of Lewiston High School controls the puck during the New Year’s Day game against Edward Little High School. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Leah Landry of Lewiston High School controls the puck during the New Year’s Day game against Edward Little High School. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)