A Phil Tarling hat trick and an Andrew Carroll brace--his first two varsity goals--helped propel the visiting Cape Elizabeth Capers to a 7-1 win over the host Gardiner Tigers (0-4-0) at the Bank of Maine Ice Vault in Hallowell on Wednesday night. After Cam Bigalow opened the scoring for Gardiner just 2:34 into the contest, the Capers collected themselves and reeled off seven unanswered goals to beat their divisional rivals for the second straight year and extend their unbeaten run to eight.
Phil Tarling would tie the score at 1 exactly two minutes later off of an offensive zone face-off, swooping in off the left half-wall to collected a loose puck and slip it past Gardiner goalkeeper Quinn Veregge. Veregge would make several key stops in the coming minutes, but the Capers would go ahead to stay with 4:58 remaining in the first period. After a brilliant head-man pass by Brenden Goss, Gus Frankwicz swooped into the offensive zone and found a darting Jackson Woods streaking in alone through the slot. Woods collected Frankwicz's feed and fired the puck over Veregge for his first goal of the season.
Tarling would add his second of the game with :13 to go in the period, collecting a puck off the boards and firing a wrist shot over Veregge's glove. The power play goal was Tarling's fifth tally of the season.
Cape and Gardiner would trade chances throughout the second period until the Capers finally were able to break Veregge again. An offensive zone face-off would again prove to be the undoing of the Tigers, with Alex Glidden firing a shot off of an face-off that Vergge could not handle, with Phil Tarling swooping in to poke the rebound to linemate Ryan Collins who slipped the puck into a yawning cage. It was Collins' sixth goal of the year.
With time winding down in the second period, recently converted forward Andrew Carroll would join the fun. After Stephen Murray's point shot deflected wide, Carroll collected the puck and bounced the puck off of Veregge's back and into the net as time expired in the middle period. The goal would stand and push the Capers to a 5-1 lead. Brady Eavenson would register the secondary assist on the play.
Despite a commanding lead, the Capers remained hungry and came out with intent in the third period. After the Capers went on a power play when Matt Laughlin was tripped on a partial breakaway, the visitors would take just 22 seconds to convert. Woods would slip a brilliant pass through the Gardiner penalty kill to Glidden, who fired a cross-crease pass to Tarling who finished off the tic-tac-toe passing play with aplomb to complete his hat trick and stretch the lead to five goals.
Andrew Carroll would round out the scoring, this time acrobatically shoveling another Murray rebound over Veregge for his second of the game to conclude the scoring, giving the Capers a 7-1 win and their eight consecutive win to start the season. Peter Haber made 19 saves in the victory, his fifth win of the young season. The Capers travel back to Augusta on Saturday night to take on Cony. Puck drops at 5:30 p.m.
NOTES: The Capers outshot Gardiner 43-20...it was the second consecutive win for Cape Elizabeth over Gardiner after a playoff disappointment in 2016, with the Capers scoring seven goals in both matches...Riggle and Murray lead the way with +3 ratings for the Capers...Riggle leads the team a +17 through eight games.
Alex Glidden's beautiful wrist shot with 1:15 remaining would prove to be the difference as the Cape Elizabeth Capers edged the visiting Brunswick Dragons at Troubh Ice Arena on Saturday night by a final tally of 5-4. Glidden collected a feed from linemate Phil Tarling and immediately fired a wrist shot from the top of the crease that beat Brunswick goaltender Riley Kirk, hitting both posts and the crossbar before settling into the back of the net.
Brunswick, despite being outshot 41-13 on the evening, kept pace with the Capers attack all night long. Brunswick would strike first after a scoreless first period, with Aiden Snell collecting a Michael Deveaux feed just :33 into the second period and scoring on a breakaway shortly after exiting the penalty box. Ryan Collins would draw the Capers level at the 3:00 mark of the second frame, burying a Glidden rebound after relentless Cape pressure. Alec Riggle would add an assist on the play.
The Capers would then fall behind again, this time at the 5:00 mark of the period on a shorthanded tally. Brunswick would enjoy the lead for all of :10 before Ethan Gillespie notched his 2nd of the season to level the score at 2. Gillespie collected the puck at the blueline and fired a wrist shot that deflected off a Brunswick skate and past Kirk. Just :30 later the Capers barrage continued with Gavin Simopoulos notching his first varsity goal to give the hosts their first lead of the game. Jonas Moon would add his second assist of the game with Matt Laughlin adding the secondary helper.
Brunswick would tie the score at 3 on the power play with 2:43 remaining in the second period sending the teams to the locker rooms level. The game would remain tied until just under 5:00 to play, when Phil Tarling burst in all alone on Kirk and slipped a shot five hole to put Cape back in front. Stephen Murray and Glidden would register assists on the power play tally.
But with Cape on the power play and seemingly in command in the waning minutes, Brunswick would strike again shorthanded. Deveaux scooped the puck up in the neutral zone after a Cape Elizabeth turnover and rushed in alone on Haber before ripping a wrist shot over his glove hand to bring the visiting fans to their feet. The lead would be short-lived, however, when Glidden put the Capers back in front with just 1:15 to go.
The Capers calmly closed the game down from there, giving them their 5th win in as many tries on the young season. Haber stopped 9 of 13 for the Capers to win his third start of the year. Cape Elizabeth will next be in action on Tuesday when they travel to USM to take on Scarborough at 8:30 p.m.
The Cape Elizabeth Capers concluded their preseason schedule with a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over Hebron Academy Varsity B on Wednesday evening at Robinson Arena in Hebron.
The Capers found themselves in an early hole, with Hebron's Dylan Leclair opening the scoring just under four minutes into the contest. The Capers had several chances to draw level in the first period, including a sensational between-the-legs shot from Gus Frankwicz in tight, but could not equalize before the Lumberjacks doubled their advantage in the waning minutes of the period. Alex Romano flew down the left wing and whipped a perfect pass to Sebastian Gringas, who eluded Cape starter Garrett Mello and tucked the puck into a gaping cage for a 2-0 lead.
The Capers would produce a fantastic second period but could not find the back of the net despite constant pressure in the Hebron zone and outshooting the hosts 9-5 in the middle frame.
The Capers would finally beat Hebron goalkeeper Emmett Grover 1:19 into the third period when defenseman Derek Allen found himself alone on the Lumberjacks doorstep just seconds after the Capers carry over power play had expired. Junior forward Alex Glidden would spot Allen, who collected the puck on his forehand before spinning around and unleashing a backhander to bring the Capers to within 1.
With just inside five minutes to play, junior forward Phil Tarling would level the score at 2 and complete the valiant fightback. Tarling would steal the puck just inside the Hebron blue line before dancing in and slipping a backhander through Grover for his third goal in two preseason games. Despite many chances in both directions, including a Hebron power play with just under three minutes to go, neither team was able to break the deadlock and the teams headed to a five minute overtime period.
The teams traded chances in overtime, with the best coming from Capers forward Matt Laughlin's breakaway that Grover thwarted. Neither team was able to break through and the teams headed for a shootout. The shootout is not standard procedure for regular season games but it gave the Capers a thrilling conclusion to their preseason. Gus Frankwicz and Gavin Simopoulos scored on attempts for the Capers, with goaltender Peter Haber concluding his fine night stopping 2 of 3 Lumberjacks in the skills competition.
The Capers now turn their focus to their regular season opener, which comes on Saturday, December 9th, against Gorham. The puck drops between the two Class B rivals at 7:50 at the University of Southern Maine Ice Arena.
It was the first win for the Capers in three all-time tries against Hebron...The Capers outshot the Lumberjacks 31-21...The Capers will face Gorham on Saturday, whom they split the 2016-2017 with at one game a piece...the Capers went 0 for 3 on the power play and killed both penalties taken.
VARSITY TOPPLES CAMDEN 8-3
The Cape Elizabeth and Camden Hills boys' hockey teams added another chapter to their storied rivalry on Saturday, seeing the host Capers topple the visiting Windjammers 8-3 to highlight the inaugural Cape Hockey Night. The event, which featured raffles and giveaways to benefit the American Cancer Society, saw fans turn out in droves to support the Capers, whose victory extended their winning streak to four games.
The Capers would start quickly, seeing a barrage of shots hurled toward R.J. Botley's net in a frenetic first period in which they outshot Camden Hills 17-3. Ryan Collins would produce the first breakthrough, steaming over the blue line and unleashing a laser of a wrist shot that beat Botley clean for Collins' fifth goal of the season, extending his point streak to five games. The Capers would double their lead exactly two minutes later, when Peyton Weatherbie collected an Evan Concannon feed on the doorstep and popped it past Botley, giving the Capers power play goals in consecutive games for the first time this season.
Just 1:05 into the second the hosts would add to their lead with Phil Tarling depositing an Alex Glidden feed to extend the lead to 3-0. The highlight of the night, however, came just 1:04 later, when stalwart defenseman Derek Allen would score his first varsity goal. After Botley stopped the initial Jackson Woods attempt, Allen followed the play up and collected the rebound before deftly sliding a backhand past Botley to push the Capers out to a four-goal cushion. Allen was mobbed by his teammates in celebration of what would hold up as the game-winning goal.
Defensemen Ben Ekedahl and Gus Frankwicz would both add tallies before the end of the second period, with Frankwicz's goal coming with the man advantage. Woods would add his second assist of the game on Ekedahl's goal, while Jack Roy-Becker and Collins picked up power play points on the Frankwicz tally. The Capers outshot the Windjammers 36-7 through two periods of play.
The Capers would continue to press to start the third period, with Jeb Boeschenstein adding his fifth goal of the season, burying an Evan Concannon dish past back-up goaltender Matt Czuchra, who had entered the game after the fifth goal Botley allowed. Camden would get one back with 12:05 to go in the period, with Kieran Lydon slipping a Will Davee feed past Capers goaltender Peter Haber on a 2-on-1, cutting the deficit to 7-1.
The game, however, was never in question. The Capers would respond just over three minutes later, with Weatherbie notching his second of the night and fifth of the season. The Windjammers would add two goals in the final thirty seconds, both at even strength, but would prove only to be consolation as the Capers cruised to an 8-3 victory. The Capers improved to 5-3-0 with the win and will travel to St. Dom's Wednesday to take on the Saints in a crossover matchup.
NOTES: The Capers outshot the Windjammers 53-20...the Capers went 2-for-3 on the power play, killing the only Camden power play opportunity...the Capers have now taken three of their last four from Camden, including a playoff matchup in 2015...Boeschenstein, Collins, and Weatherbie are now tied for the team lead with 5 goals a piece...Peter Haber made 17 saves in the win and has stopped 87 of 92 on a four game winning streak.
JV CONTINUES ROLL
There were smiles all around for the Capers, as the JV capped off Cape Hockey Night with an exciting 4-2 victory. Andrew Carroll started the scoring early in the first and would add his second of the game later on, joining Alec Riggle and Stephen Murray as the goal scorers. The Capers JV squad capped off an impressive week that included wins over Lake Region (2-1) on Thursday and Falmouth (5-1) on Friday. Sean Agrodnia, filling in for sick goaltender Garrett Mello, was magnificent in the victory rattling off several highlight reel stops as part of a 15 save performance. The JV team will next host Cheverus in league play on Friday, January 27th at 6:50 p.m. at Casco Bay Arena.
It was a tale of two teams at Harold Alfond Arena in Biddeford on Friday night, as the Cape Elizabeth Capers early dominance gave way to a disappointing third period that saw Kennebunk scored three unanswered goals and ultimately topple the visitors, 3-2.
It was just the fourth game of the season for the Capers, who were coming off an 11-0 drubbing of Maranacook/Winthrop 9 days earlier. The Capers first contest of 2017 started brightly, with waves of pressure in the Kennebunk zone. Despite not scoring in the first period, Cape Elizabeth outshot the Rams 12-5.
The Capers rolled their strong start into the second period with a continuation of their relentless attack. Kennebunk goaltender Spencer Desrochers was able to fend off the attack for much of the period until just past the halfway mark of the middle frame. Phil Tarling would force the puck to the front of the net where junior forward Ryan Collins was able to force the puck behind Desrochers and nudge the Capers to a 1-0 lead. It was the first goal of the season for Collins at the 8:31 mark of the period.
After a few more good shifts in the Rams end, the Capers doubled their lead with 3:18 to go. Peyton Weatherbie would take a feed from sophomore Jackson Woods and deposit it past Desrochers on a goalmouth scramble. It was the third of the season for Weatherbie. Jeb Boeschenstein notched the secondary assist on the play. The Capers would head to the dressing room with a 2-0 advantage and a 23-11 lead in shots, and with the end of the second period came the end of the Capers good fortune--and good play.
Kennebunk would find the spark they desperately needed just 2:44 into the third period, when senior Jakub Simikak would bury a rebound on a 2-on-2 after Capers goaltender Peter Haber was not able to glove initial shot cleanly. The Rams would strike again with 7:50 to play, with Whitten finding the scoresheet again after a breakdown in the Cape Elizabeth zone. Walter Robinson and Justin Wiggins received assists on the play.
With the score level at two, Capers coach Matt Buotte would call a timeout to settle his charges. It would prove ineffective, however, as the Rams completed their comeback just 43 seconds after the Cape Elizabeth timeout. Third line winger Christian Putnam would squeak the go-ahead goal past Haber to nudge the Rams out to their first lead of the contest, with Robinson registering his second assist of the evening.
The Capers would continue to mount pressure in the Kennebunk zone but Desrochers was up to the task in the third, turning aside all six Cape Elizabeth chances. The Capers would pull Haber with just under 90 seconds to go, but the Rams were able to withstand the attack without any notable scoring chances, giving the Rams their fifth win in their last six tries against Cape Elizabeth.
NOTES: There were no power play attempts for either team in the contest...Cape Elizabeth outshot Kennebunk 29-17; they have outshot their opponents 154-58 over their first four games despite a 1-3-0 record...Cape Elizabeth is 0-5-1 in their last six tries against Kennebunk, with their last win coming in January of 2014...Capers senior left the game early with an injury; the team is awaiting a timetable for his return.
After a long summer of preparations, the Cape Elizabeth Capers varsity boys' hockey team took to the ice for the first time on Saturday night with abounding optimism and anticipation. Unfortunately for the Capers, Gorham's senior goaltender Noah Bird had other ideas as he turned away 36 of 37 shots to backstop the Rams to a victory in their home opener.
The Capers got off to a promising start in the first frame, with all four lines buzzing in the Gorham end and creating several quality scoring opportunities. Bird had turned aside seven Cape Elizabeth shots before the Rams would register their first shot on goal, when a stroke of misfortune ominously foreshadowed the evening ahead for the visitors. Rams junior Jack Niles would push the puck to the front of the Cape Elizabeth net, where Capers defenseman Gus Frankwicz would inadvertently kick the puck into his own net with 5:58 to play. Lucas Roop was credited with the lone assist.
The Capers would immediately take to the attack again, creating several impressive scoring chances that saw Bird robbing Capers forward Alex Glidden in the high slot and senior Evan Concannon on the doorstep. After a heavy spell of Cape Elizabeth pressure, Gorham senior Carter Landry found himself streaking through the neutral zone untouched before unleashing a laser that beat Capers goaltender Peter Haber and pushed the Rams to a 2-0 lead with just 2:12 to go in the first. The play was unassisted.
The Capers seemed destined for a comeback in the second period as a fast start built more pressure around Bird's goal. The visitors would finally break through at the 5:38 mark, with Concannon banging a rebound over Bird's shoulder for his first varsity goal, halving the deficit to 2-1. Ethan Gillespie would notch the only assist on the goal. The Capers would then carry the balance of play for the rest of the period, holding a 21-10 shot advantage after two frames despite trailing by one.
As the task of beating Bird seemed increasingly insurmountable, the Rams delivered a staggering blow to the Capers comeback hopes just 2:52 into the third. Landry again found himself in space, taking the puck wide into the Cape Elizabeth zone before beating Haber to his blocker side and extending the hosts' lead to 3-1. Niles would pick up an assist on the play for his second point of the night.
The story of this contest was Bird, however, who kept the Capers potent offense at bay throughout the entire third period, turning aside 16 shots in the final stanza alone. The Capers barrage continued right until the final buzzer, but with just over a minute to play Dominic Lorello would ice the cake for Gorham, sliding the puck into an empty net with Haber pulled for an extra attacker. Niles would add his third point of the day with the primary assist, with Jordan Gaudreau picking up the secondary.
In total, Bird made 36 saves as Cape Elizabeth outshot the Rams 37-16. The two teams will next meet on January 12th at Troubh Ice Arena.
NOTES: The Capers are now 1-3 at Gorham since the Rams joined Class B, the lone victory coming on December 23rd, 2015 in a 5-1 Cape Elizabeth victory. Gorham went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Cape Elizabeth was 0-for-1; the Capers had just 1:16 of power play time in the contest. Haber made 12 saves on 15 shots in defeat.
The Camden Hills Windjammers would use two quick goals at the start of the second period to see off visiting Cape Elizabeth on Saturday night at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.
The schools were playing for the first time since a thrilling Class B quarterfinal last spring, which saw Cape Elizabeth victorious in the first round of Western preliminary action. A year later Camden was able to exact their revenge, with Perrin Ganter and James Orne scoring second period goals just over 5 minutes apart to give the Windjammers the only offense they would need against a punchless Capers side.
Ganter would open the scoring just 39 seconds into the second period, taking an Orne feed and slipping it through Cape Elizabeth goaltender Grant Rusk’s legs. Orne would double the Windjammers lead with 9:10 remaining in the middle frame, rifling a Jonah Cameron feed past Rusk. The Capers would have several chances throughout the remainder of the second, but Camden Hills goalkeeper Zach Hand was equal to the task, stopping 14 shots through two periods.
The Capers had several opportunities in the third period, the best of which presented itself in the form of a power play with just under seven minutes to play. Cape Elizabeth coach Matt Buotte would use his timeout, but the Capers—who had scored just 9 goals in their previous 6 games coming in—were not able to convert, sealing their fate.
A glimmer of hope came in the form of another power play with 1:12 remaining, but Cameron would add his second point of the night by scoring into an empty net after poking the puck away from defenseman Gavin Spidle at the Camden Hills blue line, sealing a win for the hosts in front of an exuberant crowd.
The Capers fell to 4-5-2 in the loss. Camden Hills went 0-for-1 on the power play while the Capers went 0-for-3. Rusk stopped 26 out of 28 in defeat, ending a two game winning streak in Rockport. Hand turned aside 22 for the Windjammers.
NOTES: The teams have split the last four meetings…Rusk finished his career at 2-2-0 at the Midcoast Recreation Center with a 1.52 GAA and a .951 save percentage…The Capers finish January at 1-5-0, the sole win coming over Brunswick on January 9th…The Capers scored just 9 goals in 6 games in January, with 3 of those goals being scored by defensemen…Cape Elizabeth will host Scarborough on Thursday, February 4th at 4:00 p.m.
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.
The Cape Elizabeth Capers used a balanced attack and were backstopped by a 23-save shutout from sophomore Peter Haber as they took the consolation game in the 22nd annual Gipper's Holiday Classic over a struggling Gray-New Gloucster/Poland/Oak Hill by a final count of 10-0.
The Capers were coming off a loss in the first round of the tournament to Edward Little, which also was a countable MPA game. The finals and consolation games did not count toward the MPA standings but still offered exciting hockey as the four schools--Cape Elizabeth, Edward Little, Leavitt, and Gray-New Gloucester/Poland/Oak Hill--battled it out for the coveted trophy. The 26ers were coming off a lopsided loss to Leavitt on Friday night, setting them up for the consolation duel with the Capers.
The Capers would put the game out of reach in the first period, with a barrage of goals coming early on in the contest. Phil Tarling continued his solid play by opening the scoring at the 3:25 mark of the period, with Hans Croft stretching the Cape lead to 2-0 at 4:56. After scoring against Edward Little on Friday night, Tim Corsello continued his strong play by pushing the Capers to a 3-0 lead just :35 after Croft had doubled the lead.
The 26ers had several quality chances throughout the first, with Haber making 11 of his 23 saves in the opening stanza, the best of which denied a breakaway opportunity after a Cape Elizabeth miscue. Chris Laprade would all but seal the deal with a brilliant shift in the waning minutes of the first period, scoring twice in a :23 span to push the Capers lead to 5-0 with just 1:39 to go.
The Capers were able to thwart their Class A opponents throughout the first several minutes of the 2nd before Brett Eubanks was able to jam home a loose puck to give the Capers a 6-0 edge. Brenden Goss would stretch the lead to 7-0 from the blueline, letting a wrist shot go that would slide five-hole past 26ers fill-in goaltender Jonah Bergeron. The 26ers created several chances through the middle period and despite trailing 7-0 had outshot Cape Elizabeth 22-17 through two.
The Capers would round out the scoring in the third period, with Croft and Tarling each adding their second goals of the evening before Laprade would finish the hat trick--and the scoring--at 11:03 by extending the Capers lead to 10-0. Spencer Sprague picked up his third assist of the night on Laprade's hat trick, with Tarling adding his second assist of the evening as well.
The Capers would go 2-for-2 on the power play while killing all three 26ers opportunities. Shots on goal finished even at 23. Edward Little would defeat Leavitt in the championship game by a final count of 4-2 to take home the Gipper's Holiday Classic for the fifth co
It was a balanced team effort from the Cape Elizabeth Capers on Saturday night as they strolled by Maranacook/Winthrop in the 2015-2016 season opener. The Capers received scoring points from 15 players as Grant Rusk stopped 12 shots to earn his first shutout in 1,020 days in what was a complete team effort at Troubh Ice Arena.
The Capers would start on the front foot, with relentless offensive zone pressure throughout the opening minutes as all four lines were involved early. The breakthrough would come at the 7:33 mark for the Capers when, for the second straight year, Matt Riggle would score the season's opening tally. After brilliant tic-tac-toe passing through the Maranacook defense, Riggle would one-time a Ben Ekedahl feed past Maranacook netminder Eli Bulba to give Cape Elizabeth the lead. Eli Babcock would pick up his first point of the year on the play.
Cape would tighten it's grip on the game a few short minutes later. Ben Ekedahl would score his first of season at the 10:06 mark on a feed from linemate Gavin Spidle, with Ekedahl placing a beautiful wrist shot over Bulba's glove. Derek Allen would also notch an assist on the play. Just :41 later Alex Glidden picked up where he finished in 2015, scoring after a brilliant bit of cycling deep in Maranacook territory. Sean Agrodnia and Tim Corsello notched their first assists of the season on the goal.
Cape would all but put the game out of reach deep in the first period when Gavin Spidle would notch his first varsity goal at the 12:51 mark. Spidle came streaking through the neutral zone and unleashed a wrist shot that snuck it's way through the wickets of Bulba for a power play goal that extended the Cape lead to 4-0. Matt Riggle would pick up his second goal of the period just under a minute later when he redirected a Gus Frankwicz shot off of his chest and in, making it 5-0 to the home team. In a night of firsts, Phil Tarling would pick up his first varsity goal with just :17 remaining in the period after more dominate forechecking from the Capers. Carter Brock would tally his first assist of the year with Babcock picking up his second of the night. The Capers outshot Maranacook 26-6 in the first period.
The Capers continued in cruise control throughout the second. Babcock, a junior captain, would score his first varsity goal just a minute into the middle stanza. Spidle would pick up his third point of the night on the play, which was the Capers third power play goal in as many tries. Ekedahl would score on a brilliant bit of individual effort at the 4:26 mark, with Ekedahl poking the puck away in the neutral zone and firing a shot past Bulba that extended the Cape lead to 8-0. Phil Tarling would make it 9-0 with 1:20 to go in the second when he his wrist shot from just inside the blue line found it's way over Bulba's shoulder and into the net for his second of the night.
The Capers would put a bow on a decisive victory by adding two more goals on four shots in the third period. Ethan Gillespie would score his first varsity goal at the 1:41 mark, with Brock and defensive partner Frankwicz adding assists and making it 10-0. Andrew Pellechia would round out the scoring with 8:35 to play, scoring his first varsity goal by elevating the puck over Bulba from in tight. Jack Roy-Becker and Hans Croft would both pick up their first varsity points with the assists.
The Capers were 3-for-3 on the power play while Maranacook/Winthrop was 0-for-3. The Capers outshot Maranacook 46-12. Babcock had a career high six points (G, 5 A) in the victory, doubling his point total from his sophomore season. Rusk, chasing a shutout that had eluded him despite bucketfuls of brilliant performances was solid throughout. The Capers improve to 1-0-0 on the year and will next play December 12th when they host Leavitt. Puck drops at Troubh Ice Arena at 5:50 p.m.