Maine Hockey Journal

Saints all over the Stags

Lewiston, ME– For the St. Dom’s Saints, they were glad to get back to the ice after they lost to the Lewiston Blue Devils 5-4 last Saturday night.

“We haven’t played since our Lewiston game. It’s almost been a full week since we played,” said Saints’ Head Coach Steve Ouellete.

They welcomed the Cheverus Stags to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee for a Friday afternoon tilt. St. Dom’s took the Western Class A match-up 10-1.

“That’s a good hockey team over there. There’s not much we could do. Our game plan was to clog up neutral ice and we couldn’t do it,” Jack Lowry said Cheverus’ bench boss.

“We knew that they weren’t one of the stronger teams,” said Ouellette.

Casey Parker would get the Saints on the board first at the 2:18 mark when he cleaned up the mss in front of Cheverus net. Ben Randall and Joey Klemanski picked up the assists. St. Dom’s would go back on the offensive when Spencer Martin stuffed the puck home. Richard Paradis got the alone assist.

Matthew Roy would make a great save in the middle of the frame to keep it 2-0.

“Matt was unbelievable. They should have gotten twenty if it wasn’t for Matt. He made at least a dozen great saves. I thought a couple shots were in the net. I put my head down waiting for the whistle but they kept playing, said Lowry

Brad Perry would go off for roughing contact to the head at the 7:32 mark. The Stags were able to kill of the penalty.

With 3:54 left, Joey Klemanski would add his second goal of the season.

St. Dom’s put pressure in the second but Roy made some key saves.

C.J. Bergeron would go coast to coast and found slid past Roy 7:45 into the second. Paradis got the lone assist. The Saints would go up 5-0 when Ben Randall flicked the puck over Roy with 6:50 remaining. Klemanski would make it 6-0 nothing seconds later.

With 2:59 remaining in the middle frame Klemanski would go off for elbowing. With 2:06 left Randall also joined Klemanski in the sin bin. Cheverus would capitalize when Cameron Bell would find the loose puck and slid it past Josh Charest.

“I thought we showed some moments where we held our own,” said Lowry.

With 34 seconds left, Bergeron let a snap shot go that found the back of the cage. Paradis got the only helper on the goal.

Cam Brown would fire a shot in the slot with 6:37 remaining that found the back the net. Klemanski got the lone assist.

Ben Randall would go off for hooking with 3:48 to go. St. Dom’s would make it 9-1 with 2:41 when Alex Parker streaked in and lifted it over Roy as he committed early. Paradis added another assist.

With 1:17 remaining, Brian Mathieu got his first of the season.

Notes: Both team get back in action tomorrow. St. Dom’s faces Brewer. Ouellette thinks playing Cheverus was a great warm up game. “I think so,” Ouellete said. It was good timing to at least get in a skate in like that before heading up there to get people to feel good about themselves.”

Cheverus faces Falmouth. “Tomorrow doesn’t get any easier,” Lowry says. “You need to take your growing pains. Like I said we have eight freshmen on this roster, a couple of sophomores, and only two seniors. There’s bright future there.”

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