OTO hockey eliminates Brewer in quarterfinal action

ORONO – The No. 2 Old Town/Orono hockey team skated to a 3-0 win over No. 7 Brewer Tuesday night at the Alfond Arena at the University of Maine to advance to the semifinal games.

OTO celebrates its third goal of the game early in the third period. OTO defeated Brewer 3-0 in quarterfinal action. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

The OTO will play Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. at Colby College against No. 6 Messalonskee who eliminated No. 3 Camden Hills yesterday.


At the Alfond, the OTO set the pace of the game in the first period scoring just 1:08 into the game when Tyler McCannell took a pass off his body from Tanner Evans that bounced directly into the far corner of the net, not giving Brewer goalie Tyler St. Lawrence a chance to even see it.

Brewer's Nicholas Vinson was playing with the photographer during warmups!! (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
The rest of the first period was fast-paced, back and forth action with OTO being the more aggressive outshooting Brewer 18-6.

The second period saw OTO take a 2-0 lead with a goal from Jackson Campbell 14:32 into the period with an assist from Sam Henderson.

OTO's Jackson Campbell goes to the glass in front of the OTO student section to celebrate his goal. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
After an extended break while the Zamboni was cleaned of ice after the first round so they could do the ice a second time.

In the third period with Brewer playing hard and trailing by 2 goals, OTO put the game away with a goal from Evans at 5:31 into the period with assists from McCannell and Dylan Street.

This was a well-played high school game with just four total penalties called. One on OTO and three on Brewer for a total of eight minutes in the penalty box.

Brewer hangs the uniform of a teammate that passed away before the season started. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
Aiden Rand was in goal for OTO where he had 28 saves on 28 shots on goal for the win. Brewer's Tyler St. Lawrence had 28 saves on 31 shots in the loss.

BREWER---0---0---0---0
OTO---------1---1---1---3

The US Cellular Zamboni at the Alfond getting the ice ready for the start of the game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)





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