The Cape Elizabeth varsity team hit the ice at Bridgton Ice Arena on Saturday night, taking on Windham/Westbrook in their first exhibition match of 2015-2016. After a slow start the Capers would ensure that the long drive up Route 302 was a worthwhile one, scoring two goals each period en route to a 6-3 win.

The Capers, traveling to Bridgton for the third consecutive year as part of a fledgling team-building getaway tradition, were the home team to Windham/Westbrook, a newly-merged co-op team skating in Class A's North division. Windham/Westbrook showed quickly why they have set their expectations so high for the coming season. Windham/Westbrook would jump to a 3-1 lead, but a furious Cape Elizabeth fightback saw them 6-3 victors at the final buzzer.

Windham/Westbrook would waste no time opening the scoring. After just 1:23, sophomore Keegan Pock would draw first blood, slipping a seeing-eye shot past Cape Elizabeth senior Grant Rusk. The Capers would not wait long to level the score at 1, however, with Ben Ekedahl converting the team's first power play of the night just 1:32 later. Ekedahl found himself untouched on the Windham/Westbrook doorstep to bang home a Matt Riggle feed, with linemate Gavin Spidle also adding an assist.

Windham/Westbrook would continue the barrage of early goals at the 3:57 mark, with Cape Elizabeth leaving the dangerous Zack Callahan untouched in the slot where he unleashed a wrist shot that beat Rusk and almost immediately restored Windham/Westbrook's lead. The goal of the night would be produced by the visitors, however, with Greg Buotte unleashing  a booming slapshot over Rusk's shoulder with 3:02 to play to stretch Windham's lead to 3-1. On a perfect pass from Elijah Doucette, Buotte fired a one-timer into the top left corner in which Rusk could do nothing about.

Eli Babcock would pull the Capers to within one in the final second of the first period, with Riggle winning an offensive zone face-off to Babcock with 3.5 seconds to play. Babcock was able to slip a wrist shot by Windham/Westbrook netminder Alex Leblanc as time expired to pull Cape Elizabeth within one at the break.

The second period would see Cape Elizabeth carrying the play for long periods of time, with all four lines buzzing around the Windham/Westbrook cage. Their diligence would be rewarded just past the halfway mark, with Sean Agrodnia banging home a rebound after Babcock's initial shot was stopped by Leblanc. Agrodnia would double his tally nearly five minutes later, when a fortunate bounce in the neutral zone sent him in on a breakaway. Agrodnia would place a beautiful wrist shot over Leblanc's glove and Cape Elizabeth would take a 4-3 lead into the third period.

The game would stay 4-3 for the majority of the third period until Ekedahl would notch his second goal of the night. Similarly to his first marker Ekedahl would fire home on the power play, picking up the loose change in front and depositing it for a 5-3 Cape Elizabeth advantage. Riggle would add his third assist of the night, with Babcock picking up his third point (G, 2 A) with the secondary assist. The Capers would wrap up the scoring with :51 to go, with Andrew Pellechia elevating a backhand past Leblanc to give Cape a three goal cushion. Carter Brock and Phil Tarling would register assists on the play.

Peter Haber played the second half of the game in net for Cape Elizabeth. Babcock, Agrodnia, and Pellechia all registered their first goals in a varsity game, with Spidle and Tarling registering their first assists. Cape Elizabeth will look to carry the momentum into Wednesday's exhibition at Hebron Academy JV on Wednesday, with the regular season opener to follow on December 5th at home versus Maranacook. Windham/Westbrook opens their regular season on December 9th against Lake Region. 
It was a true team effort for the Cape Elizabeth Capers on Wednesday as they defeated the Leavitt Hornets by a final count of 9-1 to finish the regular season at 9-8-1. 

Nine different Capers would register a point as the Capers scored more goals in a single afternoon than they had in the past six games combined, a welcome swoon in scoring coming just prior to the postseason. 

An unlikely hero would get the visitors off to the races at the 10:54 mark of the first period. Gus Frankwicz, a game-time decision skating in just his 6th varsity game, would fire a seeing-eye wrist shot from the blueline that would slip through Leavitt goaltender Caleb Morlane's legs. It was Frankwicz's first career varsity goal.

It would not be the last first career goal of the evening, however, as Max Woods would stretch the Cape Elizabeth lead to 2-0 just 2:51 later. Defensemen Eli Babcock drove the puck wide on a 2-on-1 and slipped a pass to Woods, who was driving to the front of the net to deposit the puck into the back of the net. 

After Jack Drinan scored a pair of goals in the 2nd to stretch the lead to 4-0, the Capers would bury the dagger by scoring three goals in a dizzying :52 span to close out the middle frame. Matt Riggle, Ben Shea, and Peyton Weatherbie would all add tallies and the Capers carried a commanding 7-0 lead into the 3rd period.

Starting goaltender Ross Leblond was pulled after stopping all 12 shots he faced through two periods in favor of Capers freshman Peter Haber, who played out the third period for his first varsity action. 

Drinan would complete his hat trick 4:10 into the third period. Frankwicz would round out the scoring with his second of the evening with 7:49 remaining. Defenseman Ethan Gillespie and Riggle both received assists. 

Blayne Arsenault would snap the Cape Elizabeth shutout with :28 remaining. 

The Capers secured the fifth playoff spot with the victory. They will play away to Camden Hills on Tuesday, February 24th. Time to be announced. The Capers won the only regular season meeting between the teams, snapping a three game losing streak to their rivals from the North
High school hockey rivalries can take on a feel like no other. The pride of student athletes competing for their communities and their schools in front of their friends and family can create an incredible atmosphere. If you were at the Midcoast Recreation Center on Saturday night watching the Camden Hills boys ice hockey team take on Cape Elizabeth, you already knew that. The Capers and Windjammers fought from buzzer to buzzer, with the Capers pulling away in the third to leave Rockland, Maine with a 3-1 over their longstanding rivals.

The previous three meetings had been decided by one goal, with two of the three reaching overtime. Both overtime games had been tied in regulation with :12 left or less, the first time by Cape in 2013 and the second when Camden came from behind to tie the Capers with :07 to play, going on to win in overtime by a count of 7-6. Needless to say, when the two teams meet, it is must-see TV.

Neither team was able to break the ice in the first period, with the Capers outshooting the Windjammers 15-7. Grant Rusk made several of his 22 saves in the first, when Camden had some of their most sustained pressure coming early in the contest. Cole Caswell was monstrous on defense, with the game-time decision playing his best hockey in one of his biggest games for Cape Elizabeth.

The visitors would break the deadlock early in the the second period. Curtis Guimond picked the puck up in transition and darted through the neutral zone before unleashing a phenomenal wrist shot that slipped just over Camden Hills keeper Jet Magri's glove and just under the crossbar. The goal came unassisted at the 3:51 mark.

Camden Hills would seize momentum right back, however, as Nick Tassoni was able to walk in from the Camden blue line and fire a shot that James Annis, providing a perfect screen in front, was able to deflect past Rusk and level the score at 1-1.

The game was a back-and-forth affair, with the teams playing hard and physical in all areas of the ice. Tempers would boil over at the end of the second period, as Capers forward Matt Riggle would respond to a late poke at Rusk and take Camden defenseman Nick Church off with him on matching rouging penalties after a brief wrestling match.

The Capers would start the second with purpose, hemming the Windjammers into their own end for much of the period. Right on cue--just as you'd expect of a captain--Jack Drinan would score the eventual game-winning goal on a blistering wrist shot from the top of the circles that whistled by Magri and silenced a boisterous Camden crowd. The goal came 4:10 into the final period.

The score would remain unchanged throughout the third until the Windjammers had their best opportunity of the game. Jack Drinan was flagged for hooking with 4:01 remaining, sending Camden to the power play. The best opportunity came with just over 2 minutes to go, when a Camden forward had a wide open net from the face-off dot, only to see his shot deflected into the screen by a desperate shot-block from Capers defenseman Eli Babcock.

The Capers would pin the Windjammers in after the power play, and Camden's fate was essentially sealed when Camden Hills assistant captain Jonah Cameron was sent off on a 5-minute boarding major. The Capers would kill down the clock until Ben Ekedahl slipped the puck to a streaking Curtis Guimond, who crossed over the center ice red line and buried the puck into an empty cage, putting Cape ahead 3-1. 

The win temporarily moves Cape Elizabeth to second in the heal points standings in Class B West. The Capers improve to 8-7-1, their most victories since the 2011-2012 season when they finished second in Class B West The Capers outshot Camden Hills 42-23. Cape Elizabeth went 3-1 on the power play, while Camden Hills went 0-for-1. Cape Elizabeth's remaining two games are home against York and a trip to Auburn to face down Leavitt. 

The Cape Elizabeth Capers had their hearts broken away from home on Saturday night, falling to Scarborough on a Sean McGovern overtime tally 2:55 into the extra period.

The Capers played perhaps their best game of the season, matching Class A Scarborough from start to finish. Both teams were coming off shutout losses--Cape Elizabeth to Biddeford on Thursday and Scarborough to Lewiston, 3-0, on Martin Luther King Day. 

Scarborough would break the ice in the waning moments of the first period. After several failed clearing attempts, Scarborough junior Colin Hayward shoveled a shot towards Grant Rusk's goal and watched as Skylar Pettingill buried the rebound and staked the Red Storm to a 1-0 lead. The goal came with just 12 seconds remaining in the first period. 

The game would remain 1-0 until the Capers would draw even towards the midpoint of the second period. Curtis Guimond was able to beat the Scarborough defense down the ice and slip a shot between the wickets of Scarborough goaltender Brandon Wasser. It was Cape Elizabeth's first goal in almost two full games of play and the first time Cape Elizabeth had scored a goal against Scarborough since the spring of 2012. The goal came unassisted.

The third period would ebb and flow throughout, with each team having glorious scoring opportunities. The Capers would kill two crucial penalties in the third frame to send the game to overtime. After Capers coach Matt Buotte called a timeout, his team would lose a defensive zone face-off that ended with McGovern walking in alone on Rusk, who had 41 saves on 39 shots. McGovern made a slick move to his backhand before slipping the puck past a sliding Rusk to give Scarborough the victory. 

The Capers did not have a power play opportunity in the game and fall to 7-7-0 on the year, sitting in 5th place in the Class B West standings. They face tests this week which could define their regular season as they host Gorham on Thursday and head north on Route 1 for a long-awaited visit to Camden on Saturday. Scarborough improved to 
The Biddeford Tigers have been playing some great hockey as of late, and their buzzsaw swept through Portland Ice  Arena on Thursday night as the Capers lost their second consecutive game, 7-0. Ricky Ruck would score 5 goals and add an assist for the Tigers, who were coming off of an impressive 1-0 victory over front-running Falmouth just a fortnight ago.

The Capers started strong and played a complete game, but could not beat Biddeford netminder Brandon Daigle on the evening. Sean Agrodnia had the best opportunity of the first period, but D                                                            aigle denied the freshman with a quick leg pad save to turn away the bid from the slot. 

The Tigers would break the ice at the 9:09 mark of the first period, when Ruck would fly down the left wing and slip a sizzling backhander over goaltender Ross Leblond's shoulder and under the crossbar. Ruck and the Tigers would not look back. Just :19 later, Ruck tallied again to stretch the lead to 2-0. The score would remain the same through one, with the Capers holding a 12-10 shot advantage.

Biddeford would score on the power play at the 3:17 mark of the first period. After a patient and effective penalty kill, fortune favored the three-time state champions as Ruck's third goal would carom off the post and bounce over the goal line to stretch the lead to 3-0 with just seconds remaining in the power play.

With Ruck in the box for a five minute boarding major, a splendid opportunity presented itself for the Capers midway through the second period. The home side would pour on relentless pressure but could not find a way past Daigle. As if to rub salt in the wounds, John Korpaczewski would score the 4th Biddeford goal just :22 after the Tigers had killed the five minute infraction.

Ruck would add his 4th and 5th goals of the game in the third period before Curtis Petit would score his first varsity goal for Biddeford with 1:05 left to play in the third, dancing through the Cape Elizabeth defense before depositing the puck past Grant Rusk to extend Biddeford's lead to 7-0. There would be no scoring in the remaining moments of the game.

Biddeford outshot Cape Elizabeth 33-30. Biddeford went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Cape Elizabeth went scoreless on six attempts. The Capers fall to 7-6-0 with the loss but will be right back on the ice Saturday night as they host another top Class A power, the Scarboorugh Red Storm. Puck will drop at 6:40 p.m. at the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn.
Coming off the back of an uplifting and hard-fought defeat to Class A favorite Falmouth just a few days earlier, the Cape Elizabeth Capers were looking to gain momentum against one of Class B's remaining undefeated teams. Yet despite carrying the play for long stretches of the contest, the Capers would fall in frustrating fashion in front of a full house at Portland Ice Arena on Saturday night.

A sleepy start was again the undoing of the Capers, as Kennebunk was able to jump on the hosts on the first shift of the night. After several failed clearing attempts by the Capers, Kyle Mooney was able to score on a rebound as the Capers allowed a second chance opportunity after goaltender Ross Leblond had kept out James Ross' initial chance. The goal came just 1:10 into the first period.

The Capers would level the score off of a face-off when Ben Shea banged a rebound past Kennebunk keeper Mike Leblanc. Ben Ekedahl and Matt Riggle would receive assists on the play. The goal was Shea's first of the regular season and the assist gives Ekedahl a team-leading eight on the year.

Ekedahl would have a chance to give the Capers the lead late in the third period, when his blazing speed sent him in alone on Leblanc on a shorthanded attempt, only to be thwarted on the breakaway. As fate would have it, Kennebunk would score later on the power play as Ross would again find the scoresheet. A shot from the right point found its way through traffic and between the legs of Leblond, giving Kennebunk the lead with 3:15 remaining. 

The Capers would have several chances to equalize late, only to see Leblanc play the hero for the visitors. Leblanc made 24 saves in the victory. Leblond turned aside 30 shots for the Capers, who have now lost three consecutive games. 

Cape Elizabeth went 0-for-4 on the power play. Kennebunk went 1-for-4. The two teams meet again on January 28th at the University of New England at 8:00. The Capers are next in action when they host high-flying Edward Little on Saturday, January 3rd. The game features a match-up of the Class A and Class B state champions for 2003. The schools have a combined six state championships in the past 15 years, The Capers first game of 2015 starts at 8:00 p.m. 

The Cape Elizabeth Capers, who had won their first three Class B games on the young season, knew they had a stern test when visiting the Gorham Rams at the University of Southern Maine Ice Arena on Saturday night. The Capers would get off on the wrong foot and never recover, taking their second loss of the young season at the hands of the defending Class B West champions, 6-3.

The Rams came out flying, outshooting the Capers 15-6 in the first period. Gorham would draw first blood just 2:35 into the contest, as Matt Chapin was allowed to walk in and fire a wrist shot past Capers goalie Ross Leblond. Carl Bear would stretch the Gorham lead to 2-0 at the 7:56 mark after he would slip a wrist shot just under the crossbar. Jordan Ward and Willie Baxter would receive assists on the goal.

All was not lost for the Capers, as Tom Gleason would pull his side within one just before the first interval. Gleason picked up a puck at the top of the right circle, cut across the slot and buried a wrist shot past Gorham keeper Noah Bird. It was Gleason's second goal of the season.

After Gorham stretched their advantage to 3-1 at the 6:18 mark of the second, Gleason would play his part in another goal--this time setting up Curtis Guimond's sixth of the season. Gleason, streaking down the left wing, threw a shot towards the crease which Guimond was able to redirect past Bird, slowly trickling over the goal line and pulling Cape Elizabeth within striking distance.

They would come no closer, however, as the Rams struck quickly to end the second period. Carter Landry would extend the hosts' lead to 4-2 with 4:51 remaining in the period and Jordan Ward would finish the second period scoring with just 1:36 to go, depositing a brilliant feed from Andrew Schmidt for the power play tally.

Cape Elizabeth came out firing in the third, outshooting Gorham 15-7. Bird turned aside several quality chances, including a Jack Drinan breakway, to keep his side comfortably in the lead. The Capers would pull one back, with Matt Riggle continuing his torrid start by notching his fifth goal of the season. Ben Ekedahl would receive his team-leading seventh assist on the play. 

Matt Hooker would salt the game away with an empty-net goal with one second remaining in the third and Leblond on the bench. The win puts Gorham at 4-1-0 on the young season as they outshot the Capers 32-31. 

Cape Elizabeth falls to 3-2-0 in defeat. The Capers went 0-for-1 on the power play, while Gorham was 1-for-1. Leblond stopped 26 of 31 in the defeat. 

The Capers are back in action on Tuesday, December 22nd as they take on defending Class A state champion Falmouth at 6:00 at Portland Ice Arena.

Photos from the Capers 6-3 defeat to Gorham can be found by clicking here. 

The Cape Elizabeth Capers continued a solid run of form to begin the 2015 campaign with a convincing win over visiting Marancook (1-3-o) by a final score of 7-3. 

The Capers would start slow, with goaltender Ross Leblond knocking aside the only two shots he would face on the evening after the Capers original starter Grant Rusk was substituted to fix an equipment issue. The Black Bears, who graduated all but five goals from last season, got off to a spirited start, buzzing around the Cape Elizabeth net. 

Both goaltenders would hold firm through opening stages until Ben Ekedahl got Cape Elizabeth on the board 6:17 into the first period. Ekedahl drove down the right wing and slipped a backhander between goaltender Eli Bulba's legs to notch his first tally of the season. Ethan Gillespie would record his first varsity point on the play, picking up the primary assist. Jeb Boeschenstein would add an assist as well.

The Capers began to take control of the contest at the 8:56 mark, when Matt Riggle continued his strong start by walking out of the corner and burying a backhander past Bulba for his third of the season. Linemates Ben Shea and Ekedahl would receive assists on the play. The Capers would round out first period scoring when Alex Glidden would slam home a wrist shot from the slot for his first varsity goal, stretching the Cape lead to 5-0.

The Capers came out of the interval and picked up right where they had left off. Riggle would stretch the lead to 4-0 with his second goal of the evening, bringing his early-season total to four. Ekedahl and Shea would again receive assists. Curtis Guimond would then get in on the act, burying his fifth of the young season on a scrum in front of Bulba and pushing the Cape lead to 5-0. Linemates Tom Gleason and Jack Drinan would receive assists. 

The Black Bears would not go quietly, however. Matt Dubois would score a trickling goal on a rebound at the 8:20 mark as the puck rolled by Rusk through a sea of legs to cut the deficit to 5-1. Shortly after, Bailey Clark, who assisted Dubois' goal, would add a goal of his own on a laser from inside the blue line at the 11:11 mark of the second. The score would remain 5-2 after two frames.

Cape Elizabeth would squelch any hope of a comeback early in the third period. Just :48 into the third, defenseman Peyton Weatherbie would add his second goal of the year, burying a Guimond rebound on the back post after joining the rush from the back end. Drinan would pick up the second assist on the goal. With 5:02 to play, Ekedahl would finish the scoring for Cape Elizabeth for his second of the night, with Drinan adding his fourth assist of the evening on the play. 

At the 8:51 mark, Peter Prescott would add the final goal of the evening on the power play. Clark would receive an assist for his third point of the evening. After a failed clearance, Maranacook was able to gather the puck and convert their only man advantage of the evening. Maranacook would come no closer, however, and the Capers would skate away with a 7-3 victory.

Grant Rusk made 12 saves in the win. Ben Ekedahl now has 8 points in 4 games, including 6 assists, to lead the Capers in scoring and was +4 for the evening. Cape Elizabeth put 32 shots on goal in the victory, outshooting the Black Bears 32-17 on the night. The Capers improve to 3-1-0 with the win. They will face defending Class B West champion Gorham on Saturday, December 20th at USM in Gorham. Opening face-off is at 6:00 p.m.

Coming into the 2014-2015 season, the Cape Elizabeth Capers wanted a challenging Class A schedule to better help them prepare for the rigors of Class B. Their first challenge proved to be a fruitless one, as the Capers were handed their first loss of the season at the hands of Cheverus on Saturday night at Portland Ice Arena, 5-2. 

The Capers would face adversity in the opening moments of the game. Just under 3 minutes in, Peyton Weatherbie was handed a five-minute major for hitting from behind, putting Cheverus' dangerous power play to work for the majority of the first period. The Capers, behind courageous defending and stalwart goaltending from Ross Leblond, would escape the penalty kill unharmed. Then, with just 4:40 to play in the frame, Curtis Guimond came streaking down right right wing and fired a shot over Cheverus goaltender Kyle Severance to give his side a 1-0 advantage.

The lead would remain 1-0 into the second period until James Kane levelled the score for the Stags at the 5:03 mark on their 36th shot of the game. Cheverus would score again with 3:39 to play in the second, giving Cheverus a 2-1 lead heading into the second intermission on a James Hannigan goal.

Cape Elizabeth began to show signs of wear in the third, as their tired legs chased a tying goal. Matt O'Leary would break Caper hearts at the 6:31 mark, as the Stags converted for the first time on the power play and extended their lead to 3-1. The Stags would put the Capers to the sword just :32 later when Quinton Farr  fired a shot home from the right point to stretch the advantage to an insurmountable 4-1. 

Cape Elizabeth coach Matt Buotte would call a timeout after the 4th Cheverus goal. The Capers came out of the break with more tenacity, but were unable to score until just inside of two minutes remaining. Tom Gleason would bury a rebound past Severance to cut the deficit to 4-2. It was Gleason's first career varsity goal. Peyton Weatherbie would add an assist on the play for his third point in as many games.

The Capers would pull Leblond, who made 49 saves in the losing effort, with a minute and a half remaining. The Capers generated a brief attack before James Hannigan scored his second goal of the night into an empty net to round out the scoring. 

The Capers fell to 2-1-0 with the loss, while Cheverus improved on their hot start at 3-0-0. Cheverus has also picked up wins over Lewiston and South Portland in the young season. The Stags went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Cape Elizabeth sputtered at 0-for-3. The Stags held a 54-20 shots on goal advantage. The Capers are back in action on Thursday, December 18th when they face Maranacook at Portland Ice Arena. Puck drops at 6:00 p.m.

Read more on this game in The Forecaster by clicking here. 

For Stephanie Drinan's photo chronicles on the game, click here.

Three-hundred and sixty-four days ago, a young and inexperienced Cape Elizabeth team had gone down to the Dover (NH) Ice Arena  to take on the York Wildcats. They played well, entering the third period with a 2-0 lead. They squandered the lead and eventually lost in the waning minutes, 3-2. What a difference a year makes.

Backed by stellar goaltending, timely goals, and a desperate finish, the Capers hung on for a crucial 3-1 victory south of the border on Wednesday night to improve to 2-0-0 on the young season. 

The Capers started the game slow as York, in their season opener after their original debut was postponed to snow, came out flying. York would outshoot the Capers 12-4 in the first frame but found themselves down 2-0 after one period of play. Matt Riggle continued his strong start by burying a rebound on the doorstep with York goaltender Eric Lindbolm sprawling to give the Capers the early lead they desired. Ben Ekedahl picked up the lone assist on the play. 

The Capers would double their lead with just 1:15 to play in the first. After a relentless cycle in the York zone, Riggle would find pinching defenseman Jeb Boeschenstein streaking through the slot, who collected the feed and calmly unleashed a laser that rattled the underside of the crossbar and fell into the net behind Lindbolm. It was the first career goal for Boeschenstein and proved to be a pivotal tally for Cape Elizabeth.

York would answer just :27 into the second period when senior forward Derek Neal, coming off a 42-goal season, buried his first of the year, streaking in and tucking one between Cape Elizabeth goaltender Grant Rusk's legs and cutting the deficit to 2-1. York would draw no closer, however, as Rusk made save after save throughout the remainder of the second period to keep his team in front.

Curtis Guimond would then stretch the lead for visitors, walking off the right half-wall and firing a shot from the top of the circles past Lindbolm with 2:55 to play in the middle frame. The goal was Guimond's third in the first two games and came unassisted on Cape's second power play of the evening. 

York would respond in the third period as the Capers began to tire. York would outshoot Cape Elizabeth 11-4 in the final frame, despite Cape Elizabeth having three power plays in the third period. The best chance for York would come shorthanded with just minutes to go, as the powerful Neal came in on Rusk all alone, only to be turned aside again. The Wildcats would apply immense pressure late, but desperate defending from the Capers saw them cling to a 3-1 advantage to get their first road win of the young season.

York outshot Cape Elizabeth 33-24. Rusk turned aside 32 shots in the win, as he improved to 2-0 in his career against the Wildcats. Ekedahl now has four assists in his first two games. Cape Elizabeth went 1-for-5 on the power play and killed off the only penalty they took--a tripping call to Riggle late in the third. 

Next up for Cape Elizabeth is a formidable test against the Cheverus Stags, their first Class A opposition of the year. Cheverus toppled perennial contenders Lewiston in overtime on opening night. The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th. The game will be played at both teams' home rink, Portland Ice Arena. Cheverus will be the home team in this fixture for the second straight season.

For more on Cape's victory over York, head to Seacoast Online for a full game recap.