Maine Hockey Journal

Pettingill scores two as Scarborough downs Kennebunk

Biddeford, ME – Zach Pettingill scored a pair of goals for Scarborough as they battled their way past Kennebunk to a 3-1 victory in boys’ Class A hockey after a physical game at the Biddeford Ice Arena.

Scarborough jumped out to the lead early and never allowed Kennebunk to catch them, despite plenty of good offensive opportunities by the Rams.

Pettingill scored two of Scarborough’s three goals, his first one coming just 32 seconds into the opening period, giving the Red Storm the advantage very early on.

“We got into the zone and there was a scrum in front and Jake (Gross) kind of had it on his stick and then it popped out and I put it in,” said Pettingill. Gross and Brian McKeown assisted on the goal.

“We’ve been down a lot,” said Pettingill. “We haven’t been coming out of the scrum as we need to, so when we got that first goal, it really helped us.”

Pettingill would strike again in the second period, stealing the puck from a Kennebunk defender at the blue line and taking it into beat Rams goaltender Jordon Kadlik on the breakaway at 3:06 of the second period for a 2-0 Scarborough lead.

Kennebunk closed the gap with a power play goal at 13:47, scored by Ned Richard, bringing the Rams back to within a goal, now trailing 2-1. Unfortunately for the Rams, this would turn out to be their lone goal for the evening, despite plenty of good offensive opportunities.

Jack Rousselle would add one more for Scarborough in the third, finding a loose puck in front and lifting it to the top of the net at 6:37 to put the Red Storm up 3-1. Jordan Bathe assisted on the goal.

Kennebunk played a very physical game, hoping to outmuscle and rattle Scarborough, but the Red Storm weren’t fazed, proving tonight that they could play a physical game as well.

“They are physical,” said Scarborough coach Norm Gagne. “We’re not that type of team. But overall we played the body more today than we have all year – another thing I was pleased with.”

“That was part of our game plan,” said Rams Coach Don Hill, “to be physical to the attack, just to battle and scrap, win the battles in the corners. I’m not disappointed with our effort. I think we worked hard, everybody that played worked hard, but the bottom line is putting the biscuit in the basket.”

With less than a minute to play in the game, Kennebunk pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker, but Scarborough held on and finished with the 3-1 victory.

The win puts the Red Storm at 3-6 for the season, while the Rams drop to 4-8.

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