High school ice hockey

Camden Hills drops back-to-back games to high-ranked Class B North foes

Camden Hills falls to Waterville/Winslow, Old Town/Orono, now fourth in standings
By Ken Waltz | Feb 07, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' Jackson Bernier stops the puck against Old Town-Orono on Feb. 6 in a high school ice hockey game at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. The visiting Black Bears beat the Windjammers 5-2.

Rockport — After the opening faceoff, Camden Hills' Bryce Tyler skated down the ice and scored the first goal a mere 16 seconds into the game.

The Windjammer fans at the Midcoast Recreation Center rink erupted in joyous celebration. It appeared, by that early net strike, it was going to be a good night for the home-standing Windjammers against No. 1 Old Town-Orono.

However, much can, and did happen, over the next 44 minutes and 44 seconds of the the high school ice hockey contest.

And although the game was knotted 2-2 at one point, the visiting Black Bears went on to score three unanswered goals to grab a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night, Feb. 6.

It was the second win by the Black Bears over the Windjammers in about 20 days, as Old Town-Orono also won 3-1 on Jan. 18 at the Alfond Arena at the University of Maine.

Then, days later, the Windjammers went on the road and dropped a 5-0 decision to Waterville/Winslow on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The following is a recap of both games:

Waterville/Winslow 5, Camden Hills 0

At Waterville Feb. 9, the hosts skated to a shutout win over the Windjammers. The squads were scoreless after the first period, while Waterville/Winslow led 4-0 after the second period and added an insurance goal in the third.

Nathan Newgard scored three times and added an assist in the win for Waterville/Winslow, while Cody Ivey and Brandon Mason added one goal; John Evans, two assists; and Tommy Tibbetts, Mason, Ivey and Cooper Hard, one assist.

Jackson Bernier made 35 saves on 40 shots in net for Camden Hills, while Ben Grenier made 20 saves on 20 shots for Waterville/Winslow.

Waterville/Winslow held a 40-20 edge in shots, including 9-7 in the first, 18-5 in the second and 13-8 in the third.

The Windjammers had 18 penalty minutes on nine infractions, while Waterville/Winslow had six penalty minutes on three infractions. The hosts were 2-of-9 (22 percent) on the power play and the visitors 0-of-3.

While Camden Hills stood skate-to-skate with Waterville/Winslow throughout the first period, in the second, the Windjammers “simply came apart for the first time this season,” said coach John Magri.

“We stopped playing our offensive system, stopped skating in our own end and began compiling lazy penalties like tripping and hooking that manifest when you stop working,” he said. “Waterville/Winslow has always been a well-coached team that executes systems and their goaltending this year has been a force that takes work to get past. We just weren’t putting the physical or mental effort in that it takes to beat a team like Waterville/Winslow for a second time in the season.”

Old Town/Orono 5, Camden Hills 2

At Rockport Feb. 6, the visitors overcame an early Windjammer goal and skated to a three-goal win. The score was tied 2-2 after the first period, while Old Town/Orono led 4-2 after two periods before pumping in an insurance goal in the third.

Bryce Tyler and Dylan Hastings scored goals for Camden Hills, off assists from Charlie Griebel and Quinn Brown, while Tyler McCannell (2 goals), Zach Needham (2 goals), Trent Lick (goal, assist), Gabe Talon (2 assists), Maddox Sapiel (assist) and Adam Henderson (assist) sparked the Old Town/Orono offense.

Jackson Bernier made 19 saves on 24 shots for Camden Hills, while Kohle Parker made 10 saves on 12 shots for Old Town/Orono.

Old Town/Orono also held a 24-12 lead in shots, including 5-4 in the first, 11-3 in the second and 8-5 in the third.

Old Town/Orono was 2-of-5 (40 percent) on the power play and Camden Hills 1-of-3 (33 percent). The hosts had 10 penalty minutes on five infractions and the visitors nine penalty minutes on three infractions.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Camden Hills (8-7, 67.9938 points) is fourth, while Old Town-Orono (13-2, 99.5370 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Watch video and see more photos below.

Old Town-Orono at Camden Hills ice hockey
Camden Hills hosts Old Town-Orono on Feb. 6 in high school ice hockey at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
From left, Camden Hills' Michael Blackwell, Bryce Tyler, Levi Guay and Clayton Hines. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills players. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills players. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Hayden Thibeault. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Ben Wells, left, and Charlie Griebel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills pep band plays the national anthem. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jackson Bernier. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' coach John Magri, middle facing, talks to his team. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, left, and Bryce Tyler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, left, and Bryce Tyler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, Bryce Tyler and Andrew Orne. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, Bryce Tyler, Andrew Orne and Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, right, and Old Town-Orono's Tanner Evans. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, right, and Old Town-Orono's Tanner Evans. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown, right, and Old Town-Orono's Tanner Evans. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charloe Griebel, middle, and Jackson Bernier, right, along with Old Town-Orono's Tyler McCannell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Andrew Orne, right, and Old Town-Orono's Sam Henderson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Quinn Brown. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Ben Wells. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills players. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf, right, and Old Town-Orono's Jackson Bernier. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jackson Bernier. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, right, and a teammate look after Bryce Tyler, on the ice. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills players. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Bryce Tyloer, left, and athletic trainer Chris Audet. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings, middle, and Levi Guay, along with Old Town-Orono's Maddox Sapiel. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings, right, and Levi Guay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dylan Hastings, right, and Levi Guay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nate Van Lonkhuyzen, left, and Old Town-Orono's Conner McCannell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nate Van Lonkhuyzen, left, and Old Town-Orono's Conner McCannell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nate Van Lonkhuyzen, left, and Old Town-Orono's Conner McCannell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, right, and Old Town-Orono's Conner McCannell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, right, and Old Town-Orono's Conner McCannell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jason Greenleaf. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nate Van Lonkhuyzen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Andrew Orne, left, and Clayton Hines, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Elias Libby. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Michael Blackwell, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Michael Blackwell, right, and Old Town-Orono's Gabe Talon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Nate Van Lonkhuyzen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Levi Guay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Hayden Thibeault (4), Andrew Orne 916) and Jackson Bernier, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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