For the second consecutive year the Cape Elizabeth Capers hockey team will take to North Yarmouth Academy for their summer ice sessions. For the summer of 2016 the team will skate 11 times with varsity coach Matt Buotte leading the instruction. Cost for the sessions will be $100 for all eleven hours or $10 per session.
Sunday, June 26th at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29th at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, July 3rd at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6th at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, July 10th at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13th at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, July 17th at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20th at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, July 24th at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday July 27th at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, July 31st at 5:40 p.m.
Questions can be directed to Coach Buotte directly.
The Cape Elizabeth Boys Hockey Boosters annual spring meeting will take place on Friday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Cape Elizabeth's Community Services Center. The meeting will take place in the kitchen room on the second floor.
Among the topics to be discussed will be the 2015-2016 financial report, any open volunteer positions, and Family Fun Day planning. Anyone with a child in the program currently or with an incoming freshman are welcome to attend!
The Cape Elizabeth Capers JV team fell to Yarmouth JV in the playoff semi-final at Casco Bay Arena on Friday night. Yarmouth's Dom Morrill had a hat trick, including two second period power play goals, to send Yarmouth into the championship next Friday.
After Morrill gave Yarmouth the 1-0 lead through the first period, Max Woods would give the Capers life by collecting a Jesse Eubanks feed and rifling it past Yarmouth goaltender Greg Kamra. The Capers appeared to take a 2-1 lead midway through the second when Evan Concannon banged home a loose rebound only to see the goal controversially overturned due to a high stick.
The Capers would not be able to fine their footing again in a game that saw 30 penalty minutes (the equivalent of 46 varsity penalty minutes) with Reece Hall finishing the scoring for Yarmouth midway through the third period. Despite pulling their goalie just inside of 5 minutes remaining and having a 1:30 5-on-3 the Capers were not able to solve Kamra.
Cape Elizabeth will play in the consolation game next week, with date and time to be determined.
The Cape Elizabeth Capers will travel up I-295 to take on the Brunswick Dragons in their first round playoff match-up on Tuesday, February 23rd. The puck will drop at 8:00 p.m. as the two teams meet for the third time this season.
The Capers last played at Brunswick on January 9th, a 4-1 victory in what many consider to be the Capers most complete game of the year. The teams had met a mere 12 days before at Troubh Ice Arena where they battled to a 2-2 tie.
Brunswick finished the regular season 9-8-1, with signature victories over Yarmouth, Mt. Ararat, Kennebunk, Gorham, and York. The Capers finished at 7-9-2, closing out the regular season with back-to-back victories over #2 Gardiner and #1 Yarmouth on the final weekend.
The winner of this match-up will head to the Colisee and will play the winner of #2 Gardiner vs. #7 Gorham.
For the second time in two weeks the Cape Elizabeth JV team defeated Windham/Westbrook JV by a final count of 4-1. The Capers were paced by goals from Evan Concannon, Brett Eubanks, Andrew Pellechia, and Alec Riggle as they won their fourth consecutive league game and their fifth of six overall.
Garrett Mello was terrific in net for the Capers, saving his best save for midway through the third period. Facing a 2-on-1, Mello sprawled from right to left, flashing his left pad and keeping the score at 4-1 in favor of Cape Elizabeth. The Capers will next play Portland/Deering JV on Friday, Febraury 5th. Puck drops at 5:30 p.m. at Casco Bay Arena.
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 Hockey Team will be providing a Christmas tree pick-up service to help raise funds for the high school hockey program. Pick up will happen on Sunday, January 3, 2016.
* Suggested minimum donation is $5.00 per tree.
- Email/mail/call us to let us know your street address
- Send us a check (or you can attach an envelope, with check or cash, to your tree)
- Place your tree(s) on your front lawn by 8 a.m. on Sunday January 3. (*Snow date: Sunday Jan. 10, 2016)
Email: CEHShockey@gmail.com Make check out to: Cape Elizabeth Hockey Boosters
c/o Steve Brock 7 Tall Pine Rd. Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Questions? Call Steve at 207-272-6604
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 battle from start to finish on Saturday night at Troubh Ice Arena, with Sean Agrodnia’s first two varsity goals and Peter Haber backstopping the Cape Elizabeth Capers to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Leavitt Hornets to improve to 2-0-0 to start the season. The Capers were coming off of an 11-0 drubbing of Maranacook a week prior and were pushed to the limits by a tenacious Leavitt squad that resurrected memories of their stunning 3-2 overtime win on the same ice just two years prior. The Hornets fought valiantly from buzzer to buzzer, keeping a Cape Elizabeth offense that had scored 20 goals in its first three games, including exhibitions, at bay.
Cape Elizabeth knocked on the door throughout the first period and a quick flurry of goals seemed to put them on track for another offensive explosion. Agrodnia would score his first of the evening at the 10:11 mark of the first, with linemate Alex Glidden collecting the first regular season assist of his career. Agrodnia was able to chip the puck past Leavitt goaltender Caleb Morlano and seemingly jumpstart the Capers offense. Matt Riggle would then stretch the Capers lead to 2-0 just :36 later, with Ben Ekedahl setting up Riggle in front of the net for his third goal of the season. Gavin Spidle would add an assist on the play.The Capers failed to get momentum going through the early stages of the second until Agrodnia would push the Capers to a 3-0 edge. The sophomore found himself in the right place at the right time, with the puck popping free at the top of the circles where he unleashed a perfectly placed wrist shot to complete the brace. The goal was unassisted.
The Hornets would waste no time answering, with captain Blayne Arsenault collecting a fortunate bounce and shoveling it by Haber to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Hornets would have ample opportunities, including a 5-on-3 midway through the second, but could not draw level before the second intermission.
The third period saw more of the same for both teams, with the Capers failing to generate offensive chances and the Hornets buzzing around Haber’s goal. The Capers would spend the majority of the third period shorthanded after taking a bench minor for unsportsmanlike conduct and a five minute major for cross-checking shortly after they had killed the bench minor. Jeb Boeschenstein would be seated for the final four-and-a-half minutes of the game for the major penalty but valiant penalty killing saw the Capers through, including several key plays by senior captain Tim Corsello.
Haber would make 25 saves in picking up his first victory, while Morlano would stop 30 of 33 for Leavitt. Riggle’s game-winning goal marked the fourth time in his high school career he had been credited with the game-winning goal versus Leavitt; his first career goal was also a game-winner against Leavitt nearly three full years ago. Leavitt was 0-for-6 on the power play while Cape Elizabeth was 0-for-5. Cape Elizabeth improved to 2-0-0 with the win while Leavitt dropped to 0-3-0. The Capers next take on Kennebunk at 4:00 p.m. at the University of New England’s Alfond Forum on Wednesday afternoon.