Maine Hockey Journal

Bangor moves on in the battle of the Rams

Bangor, ME– The games was all about momentum in Bangor’s 7-2 victory over Cony in the fourth and final Eastern Maine Class A quarter-final match up.

4:40 into the third, Darren-Casey Covell gave Bangor a 4-2 lead while shorthanded.

“We talked about just beating them to the puck,” says Darren-Casey Covell. He had two chances to put the puck into the cage. “I tried to put it five hole but he (Jon Dale) had it covered. I think his own guy screened him.”

“That next goal was crucial,” says Bangor’s forward Johnny Warren

“Those are the things that hurt you,” says Bruce Dostie, Cony’s head coach. “I thought the boys played hard.”

The Cony Rams went on a two man advantage shortly after but Bangor killed it off.

“We tried to contain them,” says Warren.

Bangor opened the flood gates starting at the 10:50 mark when Nick Cota lit the lamp with the helpers going to Nick George and Darren-Casey Covell. Thirty seconds later, Adam King gave Bangor the 6-2 lead. Covell and Cota set the goal up

Joey Seccareccia scored a beauty of a goal with great passing from Alain Reese and Josh Couturier.

Bangor set the tempo early on with their physical play. “We always play that physical game. We think of ourselves as a big physical power forward team,” Covell said.

The game remained scoreless through the first period. Nate Lewis of Bangor broke the ice early in the second. Johnny Warren got the lone helper

Seccareccia got his first goal with 7:43 remaining in the second. Phil Frost got the assist on the play.

“It took me two chances,” says Seccareccia. “I knew his (Dole) five hole was open and it went in.”

Chad Kelly gave the Bangor Rams a three goal from an odd angle. Phil Frost got his second assist of the night with 2:41 to play in the stanza.

Cony wouldn’t go down without a fight. 27 seconds after the Kelly goal, Josh Zayac got credit with the first tally after it deflected off a Bangor player’s stick. Zayac showed off his shot with 20 seconds left. Luke Dunucklee assisted on the play.

“We went in the locker room a little bit surprised but we came out and knew we had to play our game and hustle,” Covell says.

Zach Hamilton made 11 saves in the victory. Jon Dale made 24 saves in the lost.

Cony fell to 10-9 on the season. “I think we had a very successful season. We got stronger as the year progressed,” said Dostie.

The Bangor Rams face Waterville Saturday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in the Eastern Maine Class A Semi-Finals. Tune to Maine Hockey Journal for a live blog four all four Semi-Finals match ups starting at 11:30am.

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