Tue, Jul 29, 2014 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

THE PLAYOFFS Brunswick hockey eliminated in quarterfinals

Sports

THE PLAYOFFS Brunswick hockey eliminated in quarterfinals

Dragons down Messalonskee in prelim, but have no answer for Waterville
The hockey season came to a close in the Midcoast Tuesday night after Brunswick was eliminated 6-0 by Waterville in the Eastern Class A quarterfinals.
The Dragons, 9-9 in the regular season, and ranked eighth for the playoffs, squeaked past No. 9 Messalonskee in a preliminary round game Saturday. The Dragons had edged the Eagles 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 26 and had to scratch and claw in the rematch before advancing 4-3.
That sent Brunswick to top-ranked Waterville. The Dragons fell 4-2 at home to the Purple Panthers Dec. 20 and lost 4-1 in Waterville Feb. 10.
Tuesday, the Dragons were outshot 42-8, but were right in it after a scoreless first period. Brunswick then fell behind 3-0 after two periods and gave up three more goals in the third as its season came to a close at 10-10.

M-sportshockey-022709.jpg

M-sportshockey-022709.jpg
Photo:
Brunswick's Conor Kelly sent a shot on net early in the third period of the Dragons' Eastern A prelim versus Messalonskee Saturday.  Brunswick eked out a 4-3 win. (Roger S. Duncan photo)