FALMOUTH — The top-seeded Brunswick Junior High School Ice Hockey “B” team defeated third-seeded Auburn, 6-3 to win the Ingalls Division championship of the Southern Maine Middle School Hockey League at Family Ice Arena recently.
This is the first time a Brunswick team has won in this division.
Brunswick came out strong with Grey Perham scoring 1:19 into the contest. Auburn answered quickly to tie the game, but Brian Connolly put one in a minute later to regain the lead for the Huskies.
Auburn answered twice more in the game, but the Huskies went full steam ahead with goals from Zach Stern-Hayes (assisted by Matthew Wescott), Connolly (assisted by Sid Pols), Ansel Kipp (assisted by Perham) and Perham for his third point of the contest (assisted by Brady LaForge and Jack Banks).
Avi Israel was solid in goal, stopping 15 shots.
After strewing their equipment on the ice, the Brunswick team lofted the Mariner Cup trophy.
“It was a great day for Brunswick hockey,” said the Brunswick coaches. “An incredibly capable group of kids who love to play together bodes well for the future of hockey in this town. During the week they play for a number of different teams at different levels, but they come together on Sunday nights and play their hearts out for each other.”
The Huskies’ “A” team plays for the Hawkins Division title on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Family Ice Center.
Pictured above, (front row, left to right) Thomas McCormack, Garrett Countway, Sidney Pols, Jayden Lynn, Dominic Giovinazzi, Iain Clendening and Avi Israel, (middle row, left to right) Matthew Wescott, Eli Palmer, Brady LaForge, Carter Perham, Luke Patterson, Jack Banks, Ayden Marini, Zachary Stern-Hayes, Ansel Kipp, Brian Connolly and Grey Perham, (back row, left right) coaches Kurt Perham, David Israel and Daykin Marini.
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