Windjammers put Broncos on ice, remain lone unbeaten in Class B WestCamden Hills moves into No. 1 spot in region
Bangor — The Camden Hills ice hockey team, as it has done nearly all season, picked up another regular-season victory as the high school squad approaches the midway point of the campaign.
The Windjammers had their lowest scoring output in a game of the season, but it was enough to fend off Hampden Academy as the visitors posted a 2-0 win on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Sawyer Ice Arena.
The game was a makeup from earlier in the season.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class B, Camden Hills (6-0-1, 20.7121 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
On Tuesday, Jack Orne netted both goals for Camden Hills off a pair of assists from Grayson Szumilas.
Zach Hand made 18 saves in goal for Camden Hills, six in the first period, four in the second and eight in the third. Ryan Manning made 45 saves in net for Hampden Academy, 18 in the first period, 19 in the second and 10 in the third.
The Windjammers were 0-of-2 on the power play and the Broncos 0-of-3.
Camden Hills was whistled for three minor penalties for six minutes and Hampden Academy two minor penalties for four minutes.
The 'Jammers typically have had their way offensively with opponents all season, but veteran coach Karl Enroth chalked up his team's low-scoring output to supreme goaltending by Manning.
“This game was similar to the Gardiner game at the end of December where we carried the play by a wide margin but had a real hard time scoring against a goalie who was playing exceptionally well,” Enroth said. “Tip you hat to goalie Ryan Manning, who was outstanding in net tonight for Hampden Academy keeping his team in the game.”
The Windjammers finally got to Manning, however, with 4:03 left in the first period when Orne received a pass from Szumilas at center point that deflected off a Bronco player and into the net. The visitors added another goal by Orne in the second period to help pull away.
The individual scoring included:
CH 1-0 at 4:03 goal — Orne (Szumilas assist). Orne fired a slap shot from center point that deflected off a Hampden Academy defender and into the net.
CH 2-0 at 7:06, goal — Orne (Szumilas assist). Szumilas moved the puck to Orne from the low corner to right blue line point.,Orne’s shot from the point got through traffic at net front past Manning.