KENTS HILL — The Camden Hills hockey team features one of the top lines in Western B, if not the state.
Jack Orne, Grayson Szumilas and Simon Lydon showed Maranacook/Winthrop on Saturday night just how dangerous they can be.
The trio combined for three goals and an assist as Camden rolled to a 5-1 victory at Bonnefond Ice Arena.
“Those guys are very good,” Maranacook/Winthrop coach Chip Jones. “They’re tough. Camden is just a good team. They attack in numbers and they defend in numbers. They do everything that I am trying to hammer our guys to do.”
Camden (10-1-1) was coming off its first loss of the season — a 7-2 setback to two-time defending Class B state champ Greely on Wednesday.
The Windjammers were eager to bounce back strong, and they did just that against the Hawks (5-7-0).
Orne scored two goals and Szumilas added another for Camden, which out-shot Maranacook/Winthrop 30-17.
“We just had a tough loss to Greely so this was a nice bounce-back game for us,” Camden coach Karl Enroth said. “We knew Maranacook/Winthrop was going to be tough because they had some big wins this year.”
The Hawks played the Windjammers tough, particularly early.
Szumilas scored just 39 seconds into the game to give the Windjammers a 1-0 lead, but that would be all the scoring in the first period.
“We played really well in the first period,” Jones said. “We hung with them, but then they got that quick goal early in the second.”
Two of them, actually.
Camden extended its lead to 3-0 when Orne and James Annis scored nine seconds apart a little more than three minutes into the period.
Orne scored the eventual game-winner when he ripped a shot from the top of the right circle past Hawks goalie Josh Ehiorobo.
“There was a quick turnover in the neutral zone and I pulled up at the blue line,” Orne said. “I had guys with me and a I put a shot through to the bottom corner. It gave us some breathing room.”
Annis made it 3-0 nine seconds later when he pushed the puck past Ehiorobo from out front.
“That was tough,” Jones said. “That made it tough to come back from.”
Maranacook/Winthrop broke through midway through the third on a goal from Nate Bowers, but Orne and Matthew Prescott scored in the final seven minutes to put the game away.
“We knew this team wasn’t going to just go away,” Enroth said. “When they got the goal to make it 3-1, they had some momentum. However, we were able to put a couple in late.”