One of the eye-opening high school hockey scores over the weekend was Bangor’s 12-5 win over defending two-time state Class A champion Thornton Academy of Saco at Sawyer Arena in Bangor on Saturday night.
“I was shocked to see how high the score got,” said Bangor coach Quinn Paradis, whose Rams had suffered their first loss in their previous game, 3-2 to Falmouth, on the previous Saturday and were held to 12 shots on goal in that loss.
“We worked on our offense last week,” said Paradis. “We needed to find a way to score more goals. We tried to get back to our style of hockey: shots, shots, shots and keep the pressure on them. Thornton had trouble breaking the puck out [of the defensive zone] and we were able to force turnovers.
“It was a huge win. It was one of our best games of the year,” added Paradis, whose Rams are atop the Heal points standings in Eastern Maine Class A with their 7-1 record.
Nine different Rams scored at least one goal with Parker Sanderson, linemate Zach Papsadora and defenseman Justin Courtney scoring two apiece.
Sanderson also had three assists and Papsadora had one.
“We played very well. It was the first time this season we’ve received production from all three lines,” said Paradis.
Junior defenseman Cam Dickson made his debut at center and produced a goal and two assists as did Zeb Tuell.
“We moved Cam up to create more offense,” said Paradis. He was flanked on a line by Carl Farnham and Tuell. Farnham had a goal and an assist.
The other goal scorers were Nate Bach, Jordan Tracy and Sam Huston.
Bangor will travel to take on 6-2-1 Cony High of Augusta at the Bank of Maine Ice Vault at 7:40 p.m. Saturday.