Maine Hockey Journal

High School Notebook

The playoffs don’t start for another eleven days but looking at the Eastern Class A schedule, the playoffs have begun.

“We are gearing up for the playoffs,” said Waterville’s Head Coach Dennis Martin. “Every game now here on in is a playoff game.”

“That was our second win against them (Brewer), said Waterville forward Nick Deblois. “We just need to continue it in the playoffs.”

The top four teams were all in action against each other on Saturday. Waterville defeated Brewer and Lewiston defeated Bangor.

This coming Saturday Brewer faces Bangor this coming Saturday. Waterville still has to face Lewiston.

For Brewer’s Head Coach Bill Schwarz doesn’t think the playoffs have started.

“I don’t know what Bangor is going to do tonight against Lewiston. We have Bangor next week and Waterville has Lewiston,” says Schwarz. “Things can still more around.”

Out West

Richard Paradis of St. Dom’s is probably playing the best hockey right now. He has taking his game to the next level. He led the Saints over Scarborough with a hat trick in the third He also got the game winner against Biddeford.

Overall this season he has 17 goals and 21 assists on the season. He’s second in the state in points only behind Dylan Fitzpatrick who has 40.

Skowhegan getting a cardiac workout

“I got 13 kids on my team; everyone else has 22 in the state,” said Skowhegan’s Head Coach Joseph Hague.

They have learned to skate against four lines.

“We well in shape, we know what we have for numbers, and we have to adjust to that. We have more lungs then most teams out there and we have out skated teams before.”

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