It was a much-needed performance from the Cape Elizabeth Capers on Saturday night as they turned in a complete performance en route to a 4-1 victory over host Brunswick. The Capers were looking to get back on the winning track after seeing a 1-4-2 run over their last 7 games, scoring just 13 goals over that stretch. 

The Capers would come out flying in the first period, a continuation of an excellent performance put forth against Cheverus on Thursday night. Despite relentless first period pressure the Capers were unable to break through until the 11:13 mark of the first frame. Junior Eli Babcock's shot was redirected in by sophomore Alex Glidden to give the Capers a 1-0 lead on a power play tally. 

The lead was short-lived, however, as Brunswick's Matt Deveaux was left unmarked in the Cape Elizabeth slot where he rifled a wrist shot past Cape goalkeeper Grant Rusk to knot the game at 1-1 with :30 remaining in the period. The teams head into intermission even despite Cape's 11-4 advantage in shots on goal.

The Capers would then receive a bit of good fortune in the second period, a break they have been longing for. Just after a Brunswick penalty had expired, Babcock rifled a shot from the point which took a wicked defenseman off of a Brunswick skate and past Brunswick keeper Riley Kirk to put Cape in front to stay at 2-1. Glidden notched an assist on the play.

The Capers had taken a 2-1 lead into the third period against Brunswick a mere 12 days before against Brunswick only to see the Dragons hold on for a 2-2 tie but on Saturday history would not repeat itself. The Capers came storming out of the gates in the third, with junior defenseman Jeb Boeschenstein marking his return to the line-up with a brilliant goal just 2:22 into the third. After holding the puck in at the offensive blue line, Boeschenstein weaved through the Brunswick defense before slipping a backhander over the shoulder of Kirk to push Cape's lead to 3-1. Carter Brock would add the only assist on the play. 

Senior Matt Riggle would finish the scoring for the Capers with just under 10 minutes to play, slotting home a brilliant cross-crease pass from freshman Phil Tarling. Ben Ekedahl would pick up the secondary assist. The Capers would grind out the remaining 9:55 for a pivotal 4-1 win. 

The Capers do not play again until Saturday, January 23rd when they take on storied rival Greely. The puck drops at 5:50 p.m. at Troubh Ice Arena in Portland.

GAME NOTES: The Capers improved to 4-4-2 with the win. Cape Elizabeth went 1-for-3 on the power play while Brunswick was unable to score on two opportunities. Brunswick fell to 5-4-1 in defeat. Riggle and Glidden's goals keep them tied for the team lead with 5 a piece. Cape Elizabeth outshot Brunswick by a final count of 29-21. The Capers are 4-0-0 when scoring 3 or more goals and are 0-4-2 when they fail to to do so.