LEWISTON — Lewiston’s top line of Leah Dube, Toree St. Hilaire and Leah Landry was too much for Cape Elizabeth/South Portland/Waynflete in Saturday’s girls hockey matchup.

The trio combined for five goals in the Blue Devils’ 7-0 win at The Colisee.

“Today, we did well with our passing, and we connected with our passes a lot,” said Dube, who put in two of the goals. “It really worked well today.”

After an extended break — the Blue Devil’s last game was on Dec. 23 against St. Dom’s/Winthrop/Monmouth — coach Ron Dumont was pleased with Lewiston’s game.

“I was happy once we got rolling,” Dumont said. “We kept on the offensive and them on the heels. When you get a few goals, then you get a little more confidence.”

The Capers (6-1-1) started the game by gaining the offensive zone and applying pressure on Lewiston goalie Kim McLaughlin, who stopped all four shots in the first period.


“I thought the girls worked hard,” Cape Elizabeth/South Portland/Waynflete coach Bob Mills said. “I thought we gave it our best effort for three periods.”

McLaughlin’s counterpart in the Capers’ net, Abbey Steinhagen, also got off to a strong start, stopping the first 11 shots Lewiston (6-1-0) sent at her. The 12th shot of the first period came off the stick of Dube from the right circle, which trickled through Steinhagen and crossed the goal line late in the first period.

“It was relieving because we really wanted to pop one in early,” Dube said. “We eventually knew that one would go in.”

The Blue Devils carried the momentum into the second period when Landry drove the slot and dished the puck like a basketball point guard to a waiting St. Hilaire at the crease for the goal 60 seconds into the frame.

“Leah Landry, she’s the complete package and I think it plays into our advantage, obviously,” Dube said. “The other team always has to be cognizant for her to take the shot. She’s very unselfish and when she makes that dish, I mean, everybody is caught by surprise. She even surprises me.”

Dube again unleashed a wrist shot from the right circle into the top shelf to give Lewiston a 3-0 lead.


Defender Lilly Gish’s point shot beat Steinhagen with under three minutes remaining in the second period for a 4-0 lead. Her defensive partner Charlotte Cloutier provided an assist.

Cloutier and Gish are another component of the Blue Devils’ starting attack, according to Dumont.

“The two on the backend, Gish and Cloutier, they are a big factor, too,” Dumont said. “They keep the play going and they are really good defensemen who can be offensive as well. They are good by themselves, the two (defenders) and the three (forwards), but when they are together, they can present problems to teams.”

Courtney Lachance picked up a loose puck in the crease in the final seconds of the second period to extend the lead to 5-0.

McLaughlin only had to make one save in the period, with 90 seconds left.

Steinhagen (31 saves) was pulled after the second period and Vivienne Cook (18 saves) came in for the third period. Mills said he thought both goalies played well.

St. Hilaire scored her second goal of the game in the third period to make it 6-0 Blue Devils. Landry capped the scoring with Lewiston’s seventh goal.

Cape Elizabeth/South Portland/Waynflete was missing some players, but Mills is looking forward to the rematch on Feb. 2, the second-to-last regular-season game for Lewiston.

“It will be fun to play them again with our full team and see what kind of effort we can give them,” Mills said.

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