Hockey team wins 2

11 years ago

   PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Wildcats moved into the No. 4 position in the Eastern Maine Class B hockey standings following a home sweep of Houlton-Hodgdon and Lawrence last week.

PI is now 5-6 and trail only Messalonskee, Brewer and John Bapst in the rankings. The ’Cats are ahead of Orono, Lawrence and Hampden Academy, as well as Houlton-Hodgdon, Winslow and Old Town. The top seven teams will advance into the postseason.

Last Tuesday, in a make-up contest with the Shires, Adam Flynn scored 59 seconds into overtime to give Presque Isle the 5-4 victory.

Flynn’s goal came off assists from Colin McKay and Andrew Michaud.

Flynn scored two other goals, while Alex Michaud and Andrew Michaud also netted goals for the winners.

Flynn, Tyler Seeley Alex Michaud and Andrew Michaud logged two assists each.

“I thought Adam played one of the best games of his career and stepped up as our captain when we needed it most,” said PI coach Carl Flynn, “but penalties almost killed us.”

On Friday, seven different players scored in the 7-2 win over the Bulldogs. Trevor Levesque scored his first career goal, while Seeley, McKay, Cooper Madore, Flynn, Daniel Boucher and Joseph Patenaude were the other PI goal scorers.

“We broke the puck out of our end very effectively and limited our penalties,” coach Flynn said. “This game gave us a chance to work on protecting a lead, which we did effectively.”

The team’s next game is against Old Town Friday at Alfond Arena on the UM-Orono campus. The following afternoon, PI hosts Hampden Academy at 7:15 p.m.