Maine Hockey Journal

Quirion steals the show

Bangor, ME– Sawyer Arena saw a great goalie performance on Wednesday night in the Skowhegan Indians-Bangor Rams contest. It wasn’t Zach Hamilton (five saves) who shutout the Indians 11-0 but Jimmy Quirion who turned away the Rams 59 times.

“Jimmy has been the anchor all year. Tonight was absolute stellar performance,” said Skowhegan Head Coach Joseph Hague. “You can’t ask more from a kid.”

“It was a lot of shots. I am pretty tired,” Jimmy Quirion said after game.

David Pardilla got the ball rolling 1:41 into the game to give the Rams the 1-0 lead. Darren Casey-Convell got the lone assist. Pardilla would add his second of the contest with 4:55 left in the first.

The Rams had a 2 on 0 breakaway with 18 seconds left in the stanza but Quirion made a sensational save to keep the Indians in striking distance.

“I was playing the pass. I knew he was going to pass because I was pretty much staring into his eyes. I just made a good play,” said Quirion.

“He made some incredible saves. I asked him to make the first one (save), the second and third ones, he did those on his own,” said Joseph Hague.

In the first intermission, Quirion says his team kept their heads up. “We tried to keep our spirits up,” said Quirion.

Bangor would make it 3-0 with 6:18 remaining in the second. Darren Casey-Convell would find the back of the net. Noah Frost and Scott Farnham picked up the helpers. With eleven seconds left Cameron Taylor lit the lamp and Ryan King set the goal up.

The wheels came loose in the third. Two minutes into the period, Johnny Warren made it 5-0. 1:29 later, Alain Reese found the back of the cage.

“It was close until the final six minutes then they piled it on us,” Hague said.

Hague was proud of the rest of the team. “My kids really showed heart. Down 10-0, they didn’t give up.”

Nick George and Joey Seccareccia added goals in the third.

“I give credit to Bangor, they are a great team. Being in the top three in the state, you can’t argue that. I wish them the best of luck in the future,” Hague said.

Quirion wouldn’t give an answer on where he ranks the performance. “I know they are a really good team. I was tried to controlled everything,” says Quirion. According to Quiron, this is the most shots he has faced since travel hockey.

Skowhegan faces Edward Little Saturday night in Auburn. The Bangor Rams also travel to Androscoggin County on Saturday as they face the Lewiston Blue Devils at 7pm.

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