Maine Hockey Journal

Biddeford takes possible preview on State Championship game, 2-1

Lewiston, ME – On Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, there was a possible preview of the boy’s Class A State Championship game as Biddeford High (10-0) defeated the Lewiston High School (7-2) 2-1.

“We would have liked to win, as the old cliché goes it’s not a sprint, but a marathon,” said Lewiston Head Coach Jamie Belleau.

Brady Fleurent gave Biddeford a 1-0 lead only 40 second into the game as he was all alone against Lewiston netminder Cam Poussard.

“Obviously they are our go to line,” said Biddeford Head Coach Rich Reissfelder about Brady Fleurent, Trevor Fleurent, and Craig Anton.

Right before the four minute mark of the first period, Trevor Fleurent made it 2-0 on the power play as he jammed the puck into the net.

“To shut them down for the better part of first period, second, and third period, showed character and heart,” said Belleau.

After Lewiston killed off the first half of Biddeford’s 5-on-3 powerplay, Lewiston’s captain, Joey Fournier scored an unassisted shorthanded tally 1:32 into the third period.

“We talked about taking the first half of the (third) period focusing on killing the penalty and we talked about getting the next goal,” Belleau added. “We didn’t talk about getting a shorthanded goal, but we were strong on the penalty kill against a talented powerplay.”

Cam Poussard made five of his 20 saves in the final frame.

“I thought we would pot one or two more at the end,” said Reissfelder.

A key play late in the third was Craig Anton’s block in his own defensive as the Blue Devils desperately tried to tie the game up.

“It wasn’t a textbook block, but it did the job,” added Reissfelder.

Matt Roy made 13 of his 29 saves to get his ninth victory of the season.

Biddeford was 1-for-4 on the powerplay and Lewiston was 0-for-5.

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