HALLOWELL — The Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale hockey team wasted little time in completing its season sweep of Poland/Gray-New Gloucester/Oak Hill Saturday night at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault.

Connor Perry struck 4:41 into the opening period and the Rams (10-5-0 Class A North) poured it on from there en route to a 10-0 victory over the 26ers (0-13-0 Class A North). Perry and Riley Boivin each finished with a goal and two assists in the win as 12 different Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale players registered at least one point.

Avery Pomerleau finished with a hat trick for the Rams while Theo Mahaleris notched a pair of scores. Freshman Ken Humphrey made 43 saves for Poland/Gray-New Gloucester/Oak Hill — which played without two of their top defensemen in Jacob Baggs, of Gray-New Gloucester, and Bailey Drouin, of Oak Hill — as the Rams held a 53-3 advantage in shots on goal for the contest.

“We just wanted to get on top right away,” Perry said. “Last game (a 2-1 loss to Windham/Westbrook on Wednesday) we struggled putting the puck in the net. We had a bunch of shots but couldn’t finish. Right away we just wanted to get on top and not waste any time and don’t fool around at all.”

Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale turned up the pressure early before Perry finally broke through as the senior forward finished off his own rebound after a leg save from Humphrey.

Mahaleris made it 2-0 Rams with 7:33 remaining in the opening period when he took a feed from the team bench-side corner from Michael Boivin to out in front of the net and beat Humphrey stick side.

Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale wrapped up its scoring in the first on a similar play as Anthony Brunelle found Riley Dowe on a pass from the bench-side boards to out front. This time Humphrey made the initial save on Dowe’s shot, but Brunelle was in perfect position along the post for the easy putback.

“We thought we kind of let one slip away last week with the Windham game,” Rams head coach Chad Foye said. “We wanted to improve on going to the net, getting pucks to the net and just kind of finishing plays off.”

The Rams have just three games remaining on their schedule and could put themselves in position for a first-round bye in the playoffs with a strong finish. They wrap up with a pair of games against Lawrence/Skowhegan (4-8-0 Class A North) — which scored an upset over Windham/Westbrook 1-0 Saturday — and Bangor (6-4-2 Class A North).

“There’s a lot of things that have to happen that we don’t control but certainly if we can take care of the ones that we do control that would put us in a good spot,” Foye said. “That’s what we’re shooting for.”

As for the 26ers, it has been a tough season for the team and first-year head coach Mike Bishop. While seniors Baggs and Conor Drouin, of Oak Hill, have been strong contributors this season, for the most part the team has relied on young or inexperienced players. The hope is that the ice time they received this winter will pay off in the future.

“We’ve got a lot of young players. We only have two seniors and one junior,” 26ers head coach Mike Bishop said. “…We’re just trying to make it through.”


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