WINSLOW — Senior night does not always go as one would hope.

The Brewer High School hockey team scored three straight goals in the third period to pull away for a 5-2 win Wednesday night at Sukee Arena and in the process spoil senior night for the Black Raiders’ 10 seniors.

“That was a tough one for us,” said Winslow senior Dameron Rodrigue, who had a goal and an assist. “We play them again in playoffs, I believe, but even if we don’t we’re going to have to bounce back in the playoffs either way.”

As Rodrigue noted, the Black Raiders will not have to wait long for payback. Winslow (12-4-2 Class B South) will enter the postseason as the No. 4 seed and host Brewer (10-7-1) in a first-round match up Tuesday at Sukee.

“The road for the playoffs just changes a little bit with this loss,” Rodrigue said. “We’ll still be fine. We’re just going to have to come out Tuesday with fire under our feet.”

The Black Raiders opened the third period Wednesday night with that type of fire thanks to a five-on-three advantage left over from the previous period.

Winslow peppered Brewer goalkeeper Tyler Friel (30 saves) with five straight shots on goal to start the period before Rodrigue broke through for the Black Raiders to tie the game at 2-2 57 seconds into the third. On the play he took a pass from right to left and snuck the puck in between Friel’s legs.

From there, though, Brewer took control.

“They outplayed us the last half of the third period,” Winslow coach Andy Dube said. “They won the battles and they skated harder.”

Jack Shroder took a pass out front on a power play and beat Winslow goalkeeper Andrew Beals (40 saves) low, glove side with 12:26 remaining in the period to give Brewer the lead for good.

“What we were looking for all game finally seemed to come out,” Brewer coach Lance Ingerson said. “Winslow played extremely well. They held their own and they outskated us part of the game.”

It was just 51 seconds after Schroder’s goal that Dylan Severance doubled the advantage, while Zack Duncan came out of the box and converted a breakaway with 8:40 to play to round out the scoring.

“There was a lot of undisciplined (play),” Rodrigue said. “We took some penalties and I think they just outworked us in the offensive and defensive zone.”

Evan Crawley — 621-5640

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