WINSLOW — The Skowhegan and Hampden Academy hockey teams each enjoyed scoring spurts of three unanswered goals Wednesday evening.

“But we got the last one,” Hampden coach Bill Schwarz said.

And that was the difference.

Kalvin Costa Vogel scored 5 minutes, 43 seconds into the third period to break a tie, and Hampden went on to beat Skowhegan 5-3 at Sukee Arena.

Michael Ward had a goal and an assist for the Broncos (5-2-0), who squandered a 2-0 lead before storming back to earn the victory. Cooper Williams and Marc Albert also scored for Hampden.

“I’m very disappointed in the outcome,” Skowhegan coach Jeff Fowler said. “In many ways, we were the better team. It’s a very, very tough loss, but we’ll be back.”

Kam Nelson had a goal and an assist for the Indians (3-4-1), whose three unanswered goals gave them a 3-2 lead late in the second period. Cam Despres and Anthony Paul also scored for Skowhegan, which lost its third straight game. Sam Edmondson played well in net for the Indians, stopping 35 shots.

“It’s a hard game to lose,” Nelson said. “We never gave up. We have to move on and come out hungry for our next game.”

The teams were tied 3-3 before Costa Vogel beat Edmondson out front on a nifty backhand with 9:17 left in the third period. Albert then scored with 1:56 left to seal the victory.

“We’ll take it,” Schwarz said. “We’ll take them any way we can get them. Skowhegan works very hard and they crash the net. We played well, though.”

Hampden scored twice in the first five minutes of the game but Skowhegan bounced back with three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead. The Indians tied the game at 2-2 when Paul buried a rebound after Nelson fired a good shot on net from inside the right circle. Paul was left alone in the slot and pounced on the rebound, depositing the puck high to the blocker side with 8:20 left in the second period.

Nelson scored from out front about four minutes later to give Skowhegan a 3-2 lead.

“I shot it high and it went off a defenseman,” he said.

However, Hampden answered when Michael Ward scored with 47 seconds left in the period.

“Defensive miscues cost us (Wednesday),” Fowler said. “We have to correct these.”

Bill Stewart — 621-5640

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