Maine Hockey Journal

Hamilton shuts down the Blue Devils

Bangor, ME– Scott Hamilton earned his second shutout of the season to lead the Bangor Rams to a 2-0 victory over the Lewiston Blue Devils.

“I got comfortable and shook off the nerves,” said Bangor Rams’ goaltender Zach Hamilton on the fourteen shots that he faced in the first period.

“We knew Hamilton was going to be good,” Lewiston Blue Devils head coach Jamie Belleau. “He was good against St. Dom’s and apparently stopped a lot of pucks.”

Lewiston had a great chance early in the first stanza when the puck went through the crease. The common denominator to the game was the Blue Devils not capitalizing on second opportunities.

“The first period we had opportunities to score,” said Belleau. “We didn’t win the loose pucks in front of the net. He left a lot of rebounds but he made the first save.”

“The rebounds were there and got plenty of shots,” said Lewiston senior forward Robbie Leeman.

The Rams had a chance when they had an open cage but Poussard was able to get his stick over in time.

“It was a great shot, coming down point blank and I was able to get my stick on it. I slid it into the corner,” said Poussard.

The game remained scoreless until 68 seconds remaining in the second stanza when Joey Seccareccia knocked in the loose puck in the crease.

“I saw a shoot and took it. I didn’t have enough time to take a slap shot,” Joey Seccareccia said. “I got a piece of it,” Cam Poussard said. “It rolled down my leg.”

Phil Frost would add the insurance marker just 2:05 into the third frame with a blast that went above Poussard’s glove. Seccareccia and Alain Reese picked up the helpers.

“Joey (Seccareccia) dished off it to me and screened the goalie,” said Phil Frost.

“I went between two kids legs,” said Poussard. “It skimmed the top of my glove.”

Penalties also played a huge role in the loss for the Blue Devils. “Penalties hurt us and changed the momentum of the game,” said Belleau.

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