Perhaps the time has come for Boston Bruins’ general manager Peter Chiarelli to give Camden Hills ice hockey coach Karl Enroth a call to see if the Windjammers can help the B’s remedy their seemingly season-long woeful scoring performance.

Perhaps Enroth has a few suggestions for Ghiarelli because it has become clear that one of the Windjammers’ strengths this winter is finding a way to put the puck in the net. Over and over again.

One only has to look at the goal totals from the Windjammers’ past two games, which included Wednesday night’s 12-1 victory over visiting Gardiner, to see that Camden Hills players have a real nose for the goal.

Camden Hills also beat Mount Ararat of Topsham 8-1 Jan. 23. Thus, the Windjammers have scored 20 goals in its last two games and outscored opponents 60-32 in 13 regular-season games.

The Windjammers, who continue to make a serious push for their first regional playoff berth, have won five straight games.

Wednesday’s night’s win over the Tigers was redemption, in a big way, for the Windjammers, who lost to Gardiner 6-3 earlier in the campaign.

The Windjammers appear to be a lock for the upcoming Western Class B playoffs. According to the most recent Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for that region, York (11-3, 71.0648 points) is first, Greely of Cumberland (6-5-1, 37.9244 points) second, Camden Hills (9-4, 37.1142 points) third and Yarmouth (5-5, 36.2654 points) fourth. The top four teams qualify for the playoffs.

Since less than a Heal Point (0.8102 of a point) separates the Windjammers and Rangers, the Windjammers could grab the second spot and host a semifinal playoff game if they beat visiting Greely on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7:10 p.m. at the Midcoast Recreation Center.

If the Windjammers play as they have during their recent five-game winning streak, especially offensively the past two games, they should be in good shape to give Greely a run for its money. Camden Hills beat host Greely 5-3 earlier this season.

Gardiner (4-9, 13.9660 points) is seventh in Western Class B.

On Wednesday at MRC, the Windjammers scored early and often. They were, in a word, relentless. The team’s passing and teamwork was impressive.

Where does one begin to explain Wednesday impressive offensive performance by the hosts? Let us start with the four goals scored by the lightning-quick, pesky Jeff Jordan, three from Zac Dufour and two from Ben Dufour. Brad Hall, Will Orne and Will Ralston also all added one goal for the winners.

There also were plenty of assists, starting with four from Zach Dufour, three from Ben Dufour, two from Wayne Neiman and one each from Owen Mahan, Jordan, Josh Stanclift, Hall, Ralston and Lucas Dill.

The Windjammers certainly made the most of their scoring chances. The hosts held only a 29-27 edge in shots, but outscored Gardiner 12-1. Camden Hills had 16 shots in the first period, eight in the second and five in the third. Gardiner had seven shots in the first period, 12 in the second and eight in the third.

Camden Hills netted six goals in the first period, four in the second and two in the third.

Jacob Filderman made 26 saves between the pipes for the Windjammers, while Peter Williamson (12) and Blake Cote (5) played in goal for Gardiner.

Camden Hills was whistled for four penalties for eight minutes and Gardiner three penalties for six minutes. The Windjammers converted 2-of-3 power-play opportunties and the Tigers did not score on their four power-play chances.

Camden Hills scored three goals during a three-minute span between 12:53 and 9:58 and added another three goals in the final 4:13 of the first period to cap a six-goal period. The Windjammers continued their scoring barrage with four goals in the second period. The third period turned into a tight-checking period with Camden Hills adding two more goals on just five shots to complete the scoring.

“Good puck distribution and quality shots on net will get you some goals across the board,” said coach Enroth. “The players were seeing the scoring spots and shooting it there tonight.”

The individual scoring, with description on some goals provided, included:

First period — B. Dufour, CH, 12:53 (assists Jordan, Neiman). Neiman shot from the blue line, Jordan collected the rebound and passed to B. Dufour located on the right side of ice. B. Dufour fired a one-timer past the goalie. Z. Dufour, CH, 11:59 (assist Stanclift). Bryant Whitley, Gard, 11:42 (assist Matt McDonald). McDonald picked up a loose puck, passed to Whitley in the low slot and Whitley beat Filderman with a five-hole shot between the goalie’s pads. Orne, CH, 9:58 (assists Neiman, Z. Dufour). On the power play, Orne poked a loose puck into the net off a Z. Dufour shot. Jordan, CH, 4:13 (assist B. Dufour). Z. Dufour, CH, 3:31 (assist Mercier). Mercier passed to Dufour who skated the puck to the slot and fired a wrist shot by the goalie. Ralston, CH, 1:30 (assist Z. Dufour). Z. Dufour passed to Ralston in front of the net and Ralston wrapped the puck around goalie into the net.

Second period — B. Dufour, CH, 10:42 (unassisted). B. Dufour split Gardiner’s defense through the neutral zone, skated in on a breakaway and wound up taking a hard slap shot at the top of the slot the eluded the surprised goalie. Z. Dufour, CH, 6:18 (assists Hall, Ralston). Ralston and Hall managed the puck out of the Camden Hills’ end, Hall hit Z. Dufour skating through mid ice, Z. Dufour eluded a Gardiner defender and fired a hard shot by the goalie. Hall, CH, 4:37 (assists Z. Dufour, Dill). Dill passed to Z. Dufour and Dufour’s shot was tipped in the net by Hall. Jordan, CH, 4:06 (assist Mercier).

Third period — Jordan, CH, 9:57 (assists Z. Dufour, B. Dufour) On the power play, Z. Dufour and B. Dufour exchanged passes before passing to Jordan, who slipped by a defender and fired a shot by the goalie. Jordan, CH, 1:30 (assists Mahan, B. Dufour)
B. Dufour made a cross ice pass to Mahan who skated out of the Camden end. Mahan passed to Jordan skating through the neutral zone and Jordan attacked the blue line with speed, eluding several Gardiner defenders before scoring.

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