Maine Hockey Journal

Leavitt falls just short against Cape

Portland, ME – Leavitt had the puck in the slot ready to tie the game inside a minute, but Cape Elizabeth didn’t let the puck reach the net as they held on for a 4-3 win at Portland Ice Arena on Thursday night.

Cape Elizabeth held the edge for the first two periods, but Leavitt rallied in the third and did all it could to tie up the game, to no avail.

The first goal of the game came from a point blank slap shot scored by Drew Grennon.

Leavitt tried to clear the puck, but it deflected off a player right to Grennon, who made the best of the opportunity.

They scored again a minute and a half later when Austin Shields threw a puck at the net from the goal line that banked off the back of Leavitt goalie Jacob Olson.

Each team traded a goal to finish out the period.

Leavitt defenseman Ian Durgin had the play of the night when he decided to go deep in the zone to forecheck while the forwards changed up. He stole the puck, had it taken away, and then regained possession before scoring on a virtually angle-less shot that got between the goalie and the post.

The goal fueled an already motivated Leavitt team and Cape Elizabeth did all it could to thwart their efforts.

Leavitt scored another goal with 4:03 left in the game on a power play chance making it a 4-3 game.

They cycled the puck well and hit Tyler Hutchinson waiting at the back post for a tap in goal. With the goalie pulled under two minutes to play Leavitt pounded the net with shots, but Cape Elizabeth did just enough and held on for the win.

The shots were 39-35 in favor of Cape Elizabeth. Leavitt falls to 4-7 but hopes to turn things around against York Saturday. Cape Elizabeth Improves to 8-4 and had a tough matchup against Greely on Feb. 1.

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