Orne, Szumilas participate in senior all-star ice affairLawson unable to attend, Windjammers solid in final game
Gorham — A pair of Camden Hills Regional High School seniors played their final high school ice hockey game on Saturday, March 15 at the Maine Winter Classic Class B Senior All-Star Game.
Played at the University of Southern Maine Arena, Windjammer seniors Jack Orne and Grayson Szumilas skated as members of the Class B West team, which fell to the Class B East squad 4-2.
Windjammer Parker Lawson also was selected to the West team, but did not attend the game due to another family commitment. Lawson, Orne and Szumilas were tri-captains on this year's Camden Hills team that clinched the No. 2 seed in the Western Class B playoffs and also won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B title for the second straight season.
Orne scored one of the two goals for Class B West March 15 as he lit the lamp five minutes into the second period, while Kennebunk's Ryan Keefe scored the other goal in the losing effort. Gorham's Tucker Buteau assisted on Orne's goal, while Maranacook/Winthrop's Jared Hanson assisted on Keefe's score.
Messalonskee's Dan Condon scored twice for the East squad, while Brewer's Gehrig White and Messalonskee's Josh Towle also scored in the win. Hampden Academy's Robert Stowe had two assists, while Winslow's Walker Thompson, Waterville's Chris Lee and Messalonskee's Chase Cunningham had one assist each.
“Both Grayson and Jack played really well,” said Camden Hills coach Karl Enroth, who coached the Class B West squad Saturday. “Jack scored on a breakaway with a nice move. Grayson hit the cross bar on a shot from the mid slot in the second period and was doing what he does all the time, hustling and creating scoring opportunities for his teammates throughout the game.”
Gorham's Jon Portwine and Greely's Barry Mothes also were coaches for the Class B West team.
The two teams were tied 1-1 after the first period before the East took a 4-2 lead in the second period. Neither team scored in the third period. Class B West outshot Class B East 31-18 in the contest.
“The Class B West team outplayed the East team for long stretches but the East did a better job of finishing on their scoring chances,” said Enroth. “The West team had several all-star defenseman who could not make the game and that might of made a difference as we had to rotate some forwards back to defense throughout the game.”
Gardiner's Brad Moore, Gorham's Justin Broy and Cape Elizabeth's Kevin Hare split time in net for Class B West.
Proceeds from the event went to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland.