Maine Hockey Journal

Bangor sniffing the top spot in Class A East

Lewiston, ME – Bangor High School (3-4-1) picked up a key 3-2 victory on Saturday night against St. Dom’s (4-3) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

“We’ve had four good games now,” Bangor Head Coach Ted Taylor said. “We were on the doorstep with (Lewiston) and these guys know they can do it.”

After a scoreless first period, Bangor controlled the play throughout the second period.

Joey Seccareccia gave the Rams a 1-0 lead at the 5:42 mark of the second period with Phil Frost and Nick Cota received the assists.

“It’s been our period all year,” said Taylor. “Our goal and game plan right now is to get out of the first period tied.”

Right off the ensuing faceoff, Phil Frost slid the puck across the goal line to give Bangor the 2-0 lead.

“Coming off the faceoff, Joey (Seccareccia) and I talked; Joe went straight forward – he gave me a perfect lane,” Phil Frost said. “The two early goals helped us with momentum and it just carried us way through the rest of the period.”

Josh Charest made 15 of his 36 saves for the Saints in the middle period.

“We don’t have a finisher,” Taylor added. “We don’t have a guy with a shot; we know we are going to get garbage goals.”

The Saints responded just before the final buzzer sounded in the second period. It took three hacks at the puck before Nathan Bergeron put the puck past Zach Hamilton.

“It seems like there always a bad call like and it seems like it’s always us,” added Taylor. “I am sure everybody has that feeling when there’s a bad call.”

The teams exchanged goals in the third. Phil Frost extended the lead to 3-1 at the 5:20 mark when he came down the right side boards and went upstairs on Charest.

Dakota Keene scored a shorthanded tally for the Saints as he went all alone and snapped the puck past Zach Hamilton.

Hamilton made 20 saves in the victory.

St. Dom’s was 0-for-4 on the power play as Bangor went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

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