State Championship: St. Doms Saints vs. York Wildcats

Posted by: vanguard1964 on Thu Feb 17th, 2011 4:16 pm
Figured I would start a new thread for the game. 7:00 The ColiseeWho do you like?
I am going to have to side with you Gaurd/MeHockey. I am a fan who likes to pull for the underdog (York) and I am doing just that. Problem is when you have three players in Goulet, Ratsep and Zamrock it is hard to go against them. Keany did a very nice job in the first two, I think got a tad bit rattled in the third, but as I always say "It is what is on the scoreboard that counts". When the final buzzer rang it was St. Dom's 3 Greely 2. I wish the best for both teams.On another thought....Wouldn't the Colisee be a home field advantage?????????Did Boucher have his hand in this?BTW: Does the Colisee salt their popcorn. PIA's popcorn is terrible!JUST LET THE KIDS PLAY HOCKEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: vanguard1964 on Thu Feb 17th, 2011 5:12 pm
MPA has a sweetheart deal with The Colisee for the boys and girls tournament and make a ton of money on it. They collect 7 gates over the course of the tournament, at $7 per adult and $4 per student, that is a pretty hefty pot and no other building can accomodate them on a regular basis. I would also say that it is the best building for the games from an atmosphere standpoint. CCCC sucks for HS hockey and I hated it when they played games there. In playoff games, I don't think the home rink is worth much. It has been almost 10 years since a boys team that calls The Colisee home has won a championship, heck EL beat SD one year!!! On the girls side, its 1-1 for the home town team, both very close games.
Gaurd,What????????No comment on the popcorn??????I bet you know someone there that is going to let you in for free! I am going as a ref.JUST LET THE KIDS PLAY HOCKEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: mainehockey12 on Thu Feb 17th, 2011 7:05 pm
I am going to have to side with you Gaurd/MeHockey. I am a fan who likes to pull for the underdog (York) and I am doing just that. Problem is when you have three players in Goulet, Ratsep and Zamrock it is hard to go against them. Keany did a very nice job in the first two, I think got a tad bit rattled in the third, but as I always say "It is what is on the scoreboard that counts". When the final buzzer rang it was St. Dom's 3 Greely 2. I wish the best for both teams.
On another thought....Wouldn't the Colisee be a home field advantage?????????
Did Boucher have his hand in this?
BTW: Does the Colisee salt their popcorn. PIA's popcorn is terrible!
JUST LET THE KIDS PLAY HOCKEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, its salted. haha. Both good teams, i think i remember Doms beating up on York when they played in lewiston. 6-2 i believe, also refs called so many, plus more than needed penalties on doms. and they stil wont by four. but it is the state championship and york didnt make it there on luck, itll be a good game. but zamrock is injured, just from this past wednesday, but im almost possitive she will play through it.
Posted by: Dryden#1 on Fri Feb 18th, 2011 12:14 am
What was the issue with the popcorn at PIA? Was it too salty?
No salt and no butter flavoring! Kinda burnt.JUST LET THE KIDS PLAY HOCKEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LEWISTON - The York High girls' hockey team enjoyed their most successful season by playing a tight, aggressive defense while also creating several scoring chances.St. Dom's fulfilled the preseason predictions of its dominance by beating York 6-1 for the girls' hockey state championship Saturday night at the Colisee.Lauren Ratsep recorded a hat trick and an assist. Marisa Zamrock scored twice and Kayla McLellan had a goal and two assists.The Saints' defense was again led by defenseman Sophie Goulet, while Nicole Keaney was solid in goal with 17 saves,York (15-4-2) was outshot 29-18, but did manage a goal by Nicci Heroux that made it 5-1 midway through the third period.St. Dom's (20-1) was stellar on special teams with two power-play goals and a short-hander."We knew we had an uphill battle against this team," York Coach Kevin Banfield said. "They played a better game and were more disciplined than we were."York, as it has done with other teams, shadowed the opponent's top scorer; in this case, Zamrock."We knew they would," St. Dom's Coach Don Boucher said. "She created traffic and opened up the other girls."But Zamrock got free on occasion and she showcased one of the best shots in the state.In the first period, York looked like it had a chance when Hannah Keating stole the puck at her blue line. But the puck got away from her."I tipped it too far ahead of me and it went sailing," Keating said.St. Dom's immediately countered with Zamrock leading a 2-on-1 charge. With her teammate covered, Zamrock fired far post and found the net at 6:39.On the Saints' second power play, they found room to roam. McLellan crossed to Ratsep in the slot and she stuffed in it at 12:00.The Wildcats had only one shot in the first period until they got a power play for the last two minutes. They got off three more shots, including solid efforts by Sammy Stocks and Heroux, but Keaney was in position.York could not stay out of the box in the second period, and St. Dom's found itself with a 5-on-3 power play. Goulet launched a slap shot off the boards. Ratsep swatted in the rebound at 6:06 for a 3-0 lead.York got its best chance 90 seconds later with its own 5-on-3. Not only were Goulet and Ratsep in the box, but so was Zamrock on a matching penalty -- the Saints' best three players.Heroux had a point-blank shot, but Keaney was right there for it. The Saints' penalty kill prevailed.Zamrock's second goal at 13:10 made it 4-0. When McLellan began the third period with a wraparound goal at 2:02, it was 5-0 and the outcome no longer a question."They had too many weapons, too many good players," Banfield said.York got on the board when Heroux scored in traffic, from the slot at 6:35 with assists by Sammy and Tori Stocks. Ratsep countered with a short-handed score at 9:24.Keating had one more chance in the closing seconds on a breakaway but was stopped."We have nothing to be ashamed of," Keating said. "We came here ready to play, and we played our hardest."Staff Writer Kevin Thomas can be reached at 791-6411 or at:kthomas@pressherald