High school ice hockey

Frozen fun: Camden Hills ices split in holiday face-off tournament

Windjammers beat Hampden Academy, fall short against host John Bapst Crusaders
By Ken Waltz | Nov 26, 2018
Photo by: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, left, keeps the puck from Hampden Academy's Noah Dancoes on Nov. 24 in a preseason high school ice hockey game at the Sawyer Arena in Bangor. The Windjammers beat the Broncos 6-1.

Bangor — In a preseason tournament that helped the Camden Hills ice hockey team get "energized" for the official campaign, the Windjammers earned a lopsided win and suffered a hard-fought one-goal loss on Saturday, Nov. 24 in their first action of 2018-19.

Playing in the 11th annual, two-day, nine-team round-robing holiday tournament at Sawyer Arena, Camden Hills lost its opening game to host John Bapst of Bangor 3-2 on Saturday morning and rebounded with a convincing 6-1 victory over Hampden Academy that same night.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

There was ice action on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24 and the tourney included varsity and jayvee rink squads.

Schools represented at the tourney were Camden Hills, Bangor, Old Town/Orono, Hampden Academy, John Bapst, Yarmouth, Presque Isle and Houlton.

A win was worth four points, a period win two points and half points were awarded for a tied period or game.

Games consisted of two 22:30-minute running-time halves. There was stopped time in the final three minutes of the second half with a goal-differential of less than three.

Camden Hills finished with five points.

Camden Hills, led by first-year coach John Magri, includes seniors James Lynch, Bryce Tyler, Eliza Roy, Michael Blackwell and Nate Lonkhuyzen; juniors Christopher Burns, Hayden Thibeault, Andrew Orne, Nicholas Tausek, Jason Greenleaf, Ben Wells, Quinn Brown; sophomores Dylan Hastings, Nolan Delehey, Caroline Contento, William Gardner, Clayton Hines, Espen Wold, Levi Guay, Ian Orsmond and Charlie Griebel; and freshmen Rory Carlson, Alex Kurzius, Elias Libby, Jackson Bernier, Cole Freeman and Anna Griebel.

"This tournament is always a great way to get some preseason looks of what you have on the bench and how they play together when placed on the ice," Magri said. "We really appreciated the opportunity that John Bapst provides by organizing this weekend of hockey."

The Windjammers started their play in the tourney with a 3-2 loss to the host Crusaders. Between the pipes for Camden Hills, Lynch allowed two goals in the first half and Gardner one in the second.

Ben Spear scored power-play goals, the first unassisted and the second assisted by Colby Brown and Conroy Robbins, with 8:50 and 3:45 left in the first half to give John Bapst a 2-0 advantage.

Four minutes into the second half, Camden Hills got on the board as Tausek scored, assisted by Carlson and Delehey.

The coach said Delehey shot from the point, as Tausek centered a line comprised of himself and freshmen wings Carlson and Libby. Carlson put the rebound back at the goalie and Tausek buried the second rebound into the back of the net.

"Tausek was covering it all for Camden [Hills] today playing a regular rotation on defense and leading the freshmen forwards as a center," Magri said.

With 16:45 left in the second half, the Crusaders scored their only goal during all-even, five-on-five play as Steve Gilbert put a puck into an open net created when Camden Hills lost track of where a misdirected puck was located. The goal was assisted by Spear and Brown.

With 11 minutes left in the final half, Tyler took the puck end-to-end and scored unassisted for the Windjammers.

"This goal injected Camden Hills with the energy they were lacking, and we came together and finished the game strong," Magri said. "It was just too late with 11 minutes of running time to close the deal."

The coach said the Windjammers were up at 5 a.m. to load the bus and "it was the first game together as a unit or team this year and we started the game in a sleepy, uninspired way. This wasn’t the game plan we had prepared for. It wasn’t until the last 10 minutes of the game that the team began to show what they were capable of."

Magri said Camden Hills was "plagued with 17 penalty minutes in a 45-minute running time game and let up two shorthand goals."

The coach said Guay was "prolific" for Camden Hills on the penalty kill.

Between games, the Windjammers lost a defenseman to illness and already were short a few junior and senior players for the season's initial action.

"We played with the cards we were dealt and were determined to play our game against Hampden Academy," Magri said. "Camden Hills hit the ice shot out of a cannon. We were quick to get out of our own end and trapped Hampden Academy in their own end for large periods of time."

Gardner allowed one goal between the pipes against Hampden Academy.

The Windjammers took a 6-0 lead, including five goals in the first half and another to start the second.

"I liked the pace and intensity of the game that we established," the coach said.

Those goals came from Tyler (18:30, Greenleaf assisting), Charlie Griebel (14:00 and 11:30, unassisted), Delehey (5:30, Brown assisting), Greenleaf (3:10, Charlie Griebel assisting) in the first half, and Guay (14:30, Delehey assisting) in the second.

The coach said at that point the Windjammers used all their players and put many new and young skaters on the ice, as the Broncos' lone goal came at 6:15.

"This game represented what we have been working on all week and continue to improve on every day," the coach said. "We were also able to play five-on-five most of the game [against Hampden Academy] with only one penalty in the first period and two penalties in the second."

The coach said the Windjammers are "energized by this start to their season."

Camden Hills versus Hampden Academy ice hockey
Camden Hills versus Hampden Academy on Nov. 24 in high school ice hockey in Bangor. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf (14), Dylan Hastings (15) and Christopher Burns. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf (14) and Christopher Burns. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Cole Freeman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Gardner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings (15) and Ben Wells. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nolan Delehey. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Hayden Thibeault. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Anna Griebel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Ben Wells. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Camden Hills' Clayton Hines, Elias Libby, Rory Carlson and Anna Griebel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Will Gardner, front, and Cole Freeman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Camden Hills' Anna Griebel, Clayton Hines and Charlie Griebel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills team members gather before the game. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf, left, and Dylan Hastings. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, left, and Hampden Academy's Cooper Leland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, right, and Hampden Academy's Johnny Vickery. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, right, and Hampden Academy's Johnny Vickery. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nicholas Tausek, back, and Hampden Academy's Michael Delahanty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Hayden Thibeault, front, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, back, and Hampden Academy's Michael Delahanty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nolan Delehey, right, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nolan Delehey, front, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nolan Delehey, front, and Hampden Academy's Khaleb Hale. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Gardner, left, and Quinn Brown. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, back, and Dylan Hastings. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, back, and Hampden Academy's Christian Larson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings, back, and Hampden Academy's Alex Briggs. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf, back, and Hampden Academy's Alex Briggs. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings, left, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Christopher Burns. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler (11) and teammates. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills coach John Magri. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Christopher Burns. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nicholas Tausek. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Gardner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby, left, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby, left, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby, back, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby, right, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby, right, and Hampden Academy's Sam Economy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Windjammers on the bench. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, right, and Hampden Academy's Khaleb Hale. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' James Lynch, right, and a teammate on the bench. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Gardner, left, and Hampden Academy's Logan Christian. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Gardner (29), Quinn Brown and Nolan Delehey, along with Hampden Academy's Logan Christian, left, and Peyton Chahley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, left, and Hampden Academy's Peyton Chahley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, left, and Hampden Academy's Peyton Chahley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf, right, and Hampden Academy's Parker Shawley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, front, and Hampden Academy's Ethan Rishton. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, front, and Hampden Academy's Ethan Rishton. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, right, and Hampden Academy's Ethan Rishton. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay, right, and Hampden Academy's Parker Shawley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nolan Delehey. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nolan Delehey. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills players converge after a goal. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
A scrum for the puck along the boards. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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