The Penobscot Pioneers did most of their damage in the first period against the Edward Little/Leavitt/Poland Red Hornets on Saturday.

The girls hockey co-op team, which consists of players from Brewer, Bangor, Hampden, Hermon, John Bapst, Old Town and Orono defeated Edward Little/Leavitt/Poland 10-2 at Norway Savings Bank Arena.

The Pioneers scored seven of their 10 goals in the opening period. Paige Oakes, Meghan Delahanty and Jordin Williams each scored twice in the first 15 minutes.

Oakes had three assists and Williams added a pair.

“Our girls came out and they wanted to make a statement,” Penobscot coach Jarrod Williams said. “I was impressed with Edward Little — they battled, no matter what the score was on the scoreboard, they battled the entire time. They’re going to be tough. I think they are going to be a good second-half team.”

Delaney Carr also found the back of the net in the first period for the Pioneers (3-0).


“They were in shock; I think they were a little bit frozen,” Red Hornets coach Dana Berube said about his team after the first period. “Not too many good things in the first two periods.”

Olivia Veves and Isabella Brideau scored their first varsity goals for the Pioneers in the second period.

“(Isabella) Brideau is a freshman, but an impact freshman, though; she moved right in on one of our top lines,” Jarrod Williams said. “She did a really good job. And Olivia Veves, a sophomore from Hampden, she had her first goal, which was very cool.”

Anna Molloy scored in the third period to make it 10-0. She also had a helper in the game.

The Red Hornets (1-1) scored the final two goals. Kylee Spugnardi potted the first with 2:36 remaining, and Ella Labelle scored 39 seconds later.

“I did like our response in the last few minutes in the third period, in particular,” Berube said. “We will take those positives and move forward with that.”

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