Tigers top Hodgdon, Washburn for first W’s

15 years ago
    The Caribou Vikings were unable to hold on to a late two-goal lead at Madawaska Thursday and fell, 3-2, but bounced back over the fledgling Mattanawcook boys the next day in a big way, 13-1.     A recap of boys games played from Sept. 1-7 follows:
 Caribou 13, Mattanawcook 1 — At Lincoln Friday, nine different Viking players scored goals in Mattanawcook’s first-ever game as a full-fledged varsity program.     Cameron Anderson had four goals and an assist and Nate Rossignol notched a hat trick and an assist to spearhead the attack.         Jared Sleeper and Ethan McDuffie both had a goal and an assist, while Ben Blackstone, Evan Susee, Adam Chartier, Jerry Ferszt and Ted Walker were the other goal scorers. Dean Walker and Roland Thibodeau notched assists.
Goalie Garrett Jordan made two saves while facing just three shots.
“The game provided an opportunity for our reserves to get plenty of playing time,” said Caribou coach Mark Shea, “and they made the most of that opportunity.”
 Washburn 0, Limestone-MSSM 0 — At Limestone Friday, the Beavers and Eagles played to a scoreless tie, as Washburn goalie Justin Howe had 15 saves on 22 shots and his opposite, Limestone-MSSM’s Aaron St. Pierre, had six saves on 11 shots.
Fort Fairfield 3, Washburn 2 — At Fort Fairfield Thursday, the hosts had to battle back from a one-goal deficit at halftime to pick up the triumph over the Beavers. Josh Booth scored the equalizer 10 minutes into the second half and Josh Churchill provided the game-winner with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Freshman Tyler Churchill scored his first career goal in the first half for the Tigers, while Mitchell Worcester scored both Beaver goals, with Jordan McLaughlin assisting on each one.
Chris Weeks saved six of eight shots in goal for Fort, while Justin Howe had 10 saves on 19 shots for Washburn.
 Limestone-MSSM 3, Wisdom 2 — At St. Agatha Thursday, the Eagles picked up a huge win, thanks to a spectacular save by goalie Zach Moreau on a penalty shot with 28 seconds to play in regulation.
Jordan Russell scored goals less than seven minutes apart in the first half, while Josh Forsman made it 3-0 with a goal 6:58 before intermission, with Nate Tucker providing the assist. Then Wisdom began its comeback with goals by Curtis Picard and Chris Ouellette, but Moreau (12 saves on 15 shots) came through with his heroics.
 Madawaska 3, Caribou 2 — At Madawaska Thursday, the Vikings began their season falling just short of a win. Nathan Beaulieu scored with three seconds left in regulation to lift Madawaska to victory.
“It was one of the toughest losses I’ve experienced as a coach,” Shea said, “but overall, I was extremely pleased with the way we played, both offensively and defensively.”
Jeff Cyr and Jacques Daigle also had goals for the Owls.
Cameron Anderson and Ethan McDuffie scored goals for Caribou. Anderson’s was a beautifully-placed free kick from 25 yards out, with McDuffie following with a goal off an Anderson assist to make it 2-0 –  a lead that Caribou held until the Owls began their comeback with 15 minutes left in the second half.
Garrett Jordan had 14 saves on 20 shots for the Vikings, while Jamie Cyr had six saves on 14 shots.
“Madawaska is a very talented, senior-laden team, and they simply refused to lose,” Shea said. “I look forward to playing them on our home turf Sept. 17.”
 Central Aroostook 3, Washburn 1 — At Washburn last Tuesday, the Beavers took an early 1-0 lead  with a goal by Jordan McLaughlin, off a pass from Mitchell Worcester, but that goal did not hold up as Central Aroostook scored three unanswered goals for the win.
The Panthers first goal came on a penalty kick by Dan Brewer on a handball call inside the scoring area. Brewer added another goal in the second half and Brendan York chipped in with an insurance goal to lead the Panthers to victory.
 Fort Fairfield 3, Hodgdon 1 — At Fort Fairfield last Tuesday, Josh Churchill, Brian Hale and Kenny Hernandez each had one goal to pace the Tigers to victory. Andrew Lane had Hodgdon’s only goal.
Chris Weeks stopped eight of 12 shots for Fort Fairfield, while Dan McGillicuddy had eight saves on 24 shots for the Hawks.