Dragons host hockey tourney
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School girls hockey team hosted the inaugural Dragons Girls Ice Hockey Holiday Tournament at Sidney J. Watson Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday, with eight teams participating.
“ It was cool to have eight teams come here for this first time tournament, and we hope to grow and make this an annual event,” said Brunswick coach Bill Bodwell.
Brunswick-Winslow title game
After going 2-0-1 in pool play, the Dragons advanced to the championship game Wednesday afternoon against undefeated Winslow, taking a 5-1 decision.
Sarah Thibeault staked Brunswick to a 1-0 lead off an assist from Gillian Ford late in the first period, and the Dragons put the game away with three second-period goals.
Rachel Moroney (assisted by Eliza Brooks), Thibeault (Alexa Rivers) and Brooks (unassisted) made it 4-0 for the hosts, and Jen Machin’s unassisted marker at 5: 30 of the third period made it 5-0 Brunswick.
Sarah Fowler beat Brunswick netminder Claire Mendes with 3: 49 remaining for Winslow’s only goal.
“Our goaltenders played well in the tournament, allowing just three goals in four games,” said Bodwell of Mendes and Erin Gay.
In pool play, Brunswick opened with a tie against York 2-2 before defeating Cheverus, 4-0, and Portland, 6-0.
Against York, the Dragons fell behind 2-0 on goals by Wildcat forwards Rachel Yorke and Nicci Heroux. Brunswick made it a 2-1 game after two periods on a goal by Moroney, assisted by Annie Kelly.
The tying goal came at 8:14 of the third period as Moroney scored her second goal, from Suzannah Smith and Machin.
Next up was Cheverus, which handed Brunswick its lone regular-season loss. Gay picked up the shutout, with Moroney scoring two more goals and one each coming from Machin and Brooks. Thibeault, Brooks, Kelly and Caroline Wild had one assist each.
The Dragons dominated Portland, with Gay earning a second shutout and three goals coming from Rivers. Machin, Ford and Kelly added a goal each, with Moroney, Grace Rabinowitz, Wild, Machin and Thibeault picking up one assist apiece.
Brunswick (5-1-1) returns to regular season play tonight at Watson Arena against St. Dom’s. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m.