WINSLOW — For one period on Saturday night, the Messalonskee High School boys hockey team was dominant. But against a strong team like Brewer, one good period isn’t going to cut it.

After spotting the Eagles a two-goal lead, Brewer scored four unanswered goals. The Witches broke a tie on Kyle Alexander’s goal late in the third period, then added an empty-net goal to take a 6-4 win in the battle of the top two teams in Eastern Class B.

Alexander’s goal came with 2 minutes, 21 seconds left in the game, and came from the right of Messalonskee goalie Nate DelGiudice. With five seconds remaining, Alexander tallied an empty netter to seal the win for Brewer (12-1-0).

The late Brewer goals spoiled a comeback bid by Messalonskee (9-2-0). Trailing 4-2, Sam Dexter cut the Eagles’ deficit to one when a Brewer player deflected in his shot at the 3:28 mark of the third. A few minutes later, with Messalonskee on a 5-on-3 power play, Dexter scored on a breakaway at 8:20 to tie the game at 4.

The Eagles took control of the game on their first shift, when Chase Cunningham scored 41 seconds into the game. Parked in front of the post to the right of Brewer goalie Patrick Spaulding, Cunningham took a pass from Dexter and found the back of a wide-open net. Dominic Dexter also assisted on the goal.

Midway through the first period, Messalonskee made it 2-0 when Travis St. Pierre scored on a power play, with assists from Joshua Towle and Dominic Dexter.

Brewer dominated the second period, scoring three goals, two on the power play, to take the lead. Michael Shedd’s power-play goal 1:32 into the period was a high shot over the left shoulder of DelGiudice. At the 5:53 mark, Jacob Chapman tied the score at 2 when he tipped a Tyler White shot past DelGiudice.

Chapman gave the Witches the lead at the 8:18 mark, scoring their second power-play goal. This one went over the right shoulder of the Messalonskee keeper.

Brewer scored just 49 seconds into the third, when White scored off a pass from Chapman.

Patrick Spaulding made 17 saves for the win. DelGiudice had 24 stops for Messalonskee.

Bangor 5, Waterville 2: Five different players scored as the Rams earned the Eastern A win.

Carl Farnham, Connor Griffin, Cam Dixon, Zack Pasadur and Wyatt Frost each scored a goal for Bangor (10-1-0). Chris Howatt made 47 saves.

J.T. Whitten and Chris Lee scored for Waterville (2-11-0). Cody Thibodeau stopped 30 shots.

Girls

Winslow 3, Biddeford 1: Sarah Fowler had a hat trick as the host Black Raiders earned the win at Sukee Arena.

Jen Poulin had an assist for Winslow (4-11-1). Jessica Cain made 25 saves.

Tiffany Gagne scored an unassisted goal for Biddeford. Emily Prassley stopped 32 shots.


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