At 89 years old, Lewiston superintendent’s mom takes in her first hockey game

Posted March 09, 2013, at 8:44 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Celebrating Lewiston High’s Eastern Class A hockey win Tuesday night over Bangor was Superintendent Bill Webster’s mother, Connie Webster, 89.

“It was her first hockey game,” Webster said with a chuckle Wednesday.

His mother is in a wheelchair. One advantage of that was getting choice seats at the game, Webster said.

They sat next to the Plexiglas, which was better than the front row. “She had a wonderful time,” Webster said. “The puck hit a number of times right at the Plexiglas.”

In addition to Lewiston’s players having talent, perhaps Mrs. Webster brought good luck. A traditional powerhouse hockey team, Lewiston hasn’t won the state title since 2002. Webster plans to take his mother to the state finals at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday. “We’re going to be there.”

The game starts at 6 p.m.

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