BRUNSWICK – Lewiston High stunned Waterville with five goals in a span of 3:36 in the first period, including two apiece by Tim Melvin and Shawn Rousseau, en route to an 8-4 win over the Panthers in the state Class A hockey championship game at Bowdoin College’s Dayton Arena Saturday night.
Lewiston, 17-2, defended its state crown and claimed its 18th state hockey title. It was Lewiston’s third “A” title in four years.
Earl St. Hilaire had the other goal during the decisive spurt, which was triggered by Melvin’s power-play goal at the 8:15 mark. St. Hilaire added a second-period goal as did Scott Welch and Bill Desmarais.
Eric Allen, Bruce Genest and Tony Hart scored second-period goals for Waterville and Tony Giguere scored the only goal of the third period.
Rousseau had two assists for the winners and Melvin had an assist to go with his goals. Desmarais also had an assist.
Eric Desjardins and John Levesque combined for 28 saves in the Lewiston net. Waterville’s Brian Siebert and Chris Chase combined for 22 saves.
Allen had an assist to go with his goal for the 15-7 Panthers and Reggie Doyon had two assists.