Maine Hockey Journal

Saints get back on track with the victory over Cony

Lewiston, ME – The St. Dom’s Saints (5-4) took care of business Wednesday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee as they defeated the Cony High School Rams (3-6) 7-2.

“Hopefully this will build some momentum and keep things going,” said St. Dom’s Head Coach Steve Ouellette.

The Saints had their chances in first period as they fired 13 shots on Cony goalie Matt Swain, but Swain stopped all the shots he faced in the first.

“He stood on his head and we did get a lot shots (on Swain),” Ouellette said. “In the second we were able to get him to move a little more.”

The Rams had two quality scoring chances in the opening period. Brandon Clark broke in all alone when his team was shorthanded, but Josh Charest made the save for the Saints. Josh Zayac, who was in the box, had his own scoring chance when he stepped back onto the ice.

“Not that he saw a lot of shots, maybe eleven or twelve in the game,” Ouellette added about Charest’s effort. “He probably had to face three breakaways and if they convert on them, it’s a different game.”

Josh Charest made eleven saves in the victory.

St. Dom’s struck first on the powerplay when Alex Parker found Nate Bergeron in the slot at the 6:35 mark of the first period. Parker then made it 2-0 while shorthanded as he slipped a backhander past Swain.

“Finally some more goals having more action in front of the net,” said Ouellette.

Cony was able to strike on their powerplay as Dakota Bowie notched his second goal of the season at the 10:25 mark.

Dakota Keene gave the Saints the 3-1 lead with 47 seconds remaining in the second period. With 13 seconds remaining Brian Mathieu stretched the lead to 4-1.

The Saints went up 7-1 in the third period with goals from Cody Rodrigue, Alex Parker, and Dylan Rodrigue

Bowie notched his second goal for the Rams with 7:40 left to play.

The Saints were 2-for-6 on the powerplay and Cony was 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Matt Swain turned aside 35 shots in the loss

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