AUBURN — The Poland/Leavitt/Oak Hill/Gray-New Gloucester boys hockey team capped the regular season with an impressive winning streak.

The Kings defeated Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde 13-1 at Norway Savings Bank Arena on Wednesday, stretching their unbeaten run to 13 games.

“It’s something special,” Kings forward Hunter Bussiere said of the winning streak. “We are hoping to take this energy all the way to the state championship.”

Poland/Leavitt/Oak Hill/Gray-New Gloucester is slated to host a Class B South quarterfinal game next Wednesday.

“I am really happy with how we are playing right now,” Kings coach Jason Rouleau said. “We are on a roll, 13 wins in a row, but that’s now behind us. The new season is starting and we have to be focused and be ready to go for that new season starting next week.”

Conner Boulay had four goals and two assists in the win, while Bussiere had three goals and three assists and Will Keach had three goals and two assists.


Bussiere believes it’s the first time this season that the Kings’ top-line trio all recorded a hat trick.

“The past couple of games, we have scored over 10 (goals), so it’s hard not to have guys not score hat tricks,” Bussiere said. “I think this is the first time our top line all got hat tricks.”

The Kings (15-3) got the scoring started early when Bussiere and Boulay scored 19 seconds apart for a 2-0 lead not even three minutes into the game.

Brody Emond’s pass attempt deflected off Eagles goalie Kai Stockford into the goal for a 3-0 lead. Keach potted home a loose puck in the crease for a 4-0 advantage midway through the first.

The Eagles (1-16-1) got their first shot on goal 10 minutes into the first and put three more shots on Kings goalie Cohen Landry on the game’s first power play late in the period.

Mt. Ararat carried the play early in the second on its second power play and nearly scored a shorthanded goal.


Keach and Boulay each notched their second goal midway through the middle frame for a 6-0 lead.

Keach, Bussiere and Nick LeBrasseur scored unassisted markers later in the frame for a 9-0 lead.

Stockford (20 saves) got pulled in the period for Noah Pulsifer (six saves).

Luke Gladu capped the second-period spree, scoring late in the stanza for a 10-0 lead.

Boulay scored twice in the third period for a 12-0 lead.

Rouleau’s goal for the final period was to stay healthy for the playoffs.


“We certainly had that conversation in the locker room between the second and third periods,” Rouleau said. “We have to continue focusing on preparing for the playoffs and not picking up any bad habits and making sure everybody can play in our next game.”

Dylan Richards broke Landry’s (eight saves) shutout bid late in the third.

Bussiere also scored in the period for the 13th Kings tally.

“We just play the systems, get the pucks deep, find the high guys and score goals ” Bussiere said.

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