St. Dom’s goalie Alex Roy stops a shot by Kurtis Pelletier of Lewiston during the first period in Auburn on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

AUBURN — Alex Roy stood on his head for St. Dominic Academy, but he stood out maybe too much for the Saints, who were shut out by rival Lewiston, 3-0, in a Class A boys hockey game Saturday night at Norway Savings Bank Arena. 

“He saved us the entire game. He made all the big saves, and I don’t know, couldn’t ask more from him,” Saints (2-2) coach Dan D’Auteuil said. “I mean, he did his job, and unfortunately his team didn’t help him out. And we gave up (34) shots, so it’s hard to overcome when you give up that many shots, and I think we only took 15 or 20. Tough to win when that happens.” 

Roy turned away 12 shots, including four on the Blue Devils’ (4-0) first power play before Owen Cox converted midway through the same man-advantage nine minutes in. 

Ryan Pomerleau made it 2-0 three minutes later when he poked a loose puck through Roy, moments after Roy and Saints defenseman Michael Cilley combined to deflect Pomerleau’s open shot into the netting. 

“I thought we started the first, maybe five-to-seven minutes of the period, I thought they took it to us a little bit,” Blue Devils coach Jamie Belleau said. “And we calmed down and I thought we finished the period well, obviously scoring those two goals.” 

Belleau said he thought his team “skated really well” for most of the second, but Roy stopped all 11 shots the Blue Devils sent his way in the period. Late in the frame, Lewiston took “two bad penalties,” according to Belleau, and “could have given the game away.” 

“We got lucky, and obviously it was good that our penalty kill came up big, but you’re flirting with danger if you do stuff like that against good teams,” he added. “So happy how we played in the second up until that point, I’m happy we killed it off, but we’ve got to be more disciplined in there.” 

The Saints couldn’t take advantage of their power plays, with three total in the second, and just one shot on goal between all of them. 

“I think it was just a sign of the whole game. We weren’t playing like we had been practicing,” D’Auteuil said. “They seemed to be discombobulated out there. Like I asked them, I said ‘What power play are you guys playing?’ ‘We don’t know.’ You know.” 

Logan Tripp put the game away with just under five minutes remaining in the third, firing a shot from the slot off a behind-the-net pass by Michael Belleau. 

Keegan McLaughlin stopped all 12 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season. It came against his team’s biggest rival, which unveiled its updated state championship banner after winning last year’s Class A title. 

Mason Beaudoin of Lewiston High School drew a penalty for colliding with St. Dom’s goalie Alex Roy during the first period on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Owen Cox, right, Ben St. Laurent and Kurtis Pelletier celebrate Cox’s first period goal to put the Blue Devils up 1-0 in Auburn on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

St. Dom’s goalie Alex Roy deflects a shot by Ben St. Laurent of Lewiston during the first period in Auburn on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Ryan Pomerleau (29) celebrates following his first period goal that put the Blue Devils up 2-0 over St. Dom’s during the first period on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

St. Dom’s goalie Alex Roy covers up the puck during the first period against Lewiston High School on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

The 2019 Class A state championship banner was unveiled prior to the Saints hockey game against Lewiston High School at the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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