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.

 


Comments

02/20/2017 3:09am

Hockey was famous in Asia country but now a days hockey has no future. But it is famous on international level and many player are lay the game with new way and this way we can enjoy the game. Thanks for sharing like this post.

02/21/2017 1:51pm

I have only seen men playing hockey in movies. I was not able to watch live games yet, but I must say that I am really interested to see one. Actually, I don't quite understand the mechanics of this game. Is it like a football game as well wherein you have to make the ball touch the net? I do want to learn this game. Well, I think I might as well just do my own research.

10/30/2017 9:13pm

I have been playing ice-hockey for a long time now. This hobby of mine helps me keep fit without worrying about getting tired because it’s a really fun activity. I have gained a lot of friends because of this game. Whether it be my team or the opposite team, we still hang out every after a game or a match. Congratulations Cape Hockey Night! It must have been a really great match indeed. It’s too bad I was not able to witness the game!

07/01/2017 1:36am

Counting down until I can order tickets for the Capers show! Now I'm a fan of hockey and well I'm on the fence with turn cause well I'd hate to not see Canada's best players go to the Olympics cause I actually think that's where nations show who truly is the hockey dominant country! So unless they can figure this thing out and let both happen I just may only stay on the fence! Thanks for the info.

10/10/2017 12:15am

Keep sharing these kind of amazing news with us.

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10/27/2017 7:16am

I was also a varsity when I was in high school. Sports, particularly badminton, became one of my reasons to live. It has become my passion. When I entered college, my love for this sport has helped me pay all of my liabilities in the school. Since I was a varsity, I passed being a scholar too. It is nice and from then on, my love to play badminton increased the more. Aside from being a scholar, I became physically fit and healthy as well.


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