Forty seconds was all it took for the Eagles to break open the scoring. After just four minutes, it was already 5-0 as Messalonskee dominated in a 12-2 opening period on their way to a 22-4 win.
Messalonskee has state title expectations and looked like it against a team that graduated 75% of its goal scoring from the previous year. The Eagles assisted 15 times on their 22 goals as they had the Windjammers defense turned around all game.
The starting attack for the Eagles looked unstoppable as Walter Fegel, Will Durkee, and Cooper Le Clair combined for 11 goals and 10 assists. Bryce Crowell also dominated faceoffs with only one lost on his way to three goals and two assists. Eleven different players scored for Messalonskee.
Camden Hills is a very young team with nine freshmen on the varsity roster and no seniors after graduating 14 from last season’s semi-finals team. They struggled to mount much offensive momentum, but Finlay Fitch was a bright spot for the Windjammers.
Finch finished with one goal and one assist but not from a lack of effort. He had the move of the game but a step in the crease negated the goal.
Emmet Marshall had two goals for the Windjammers.
The win moves Messalonskee to 3-1 and they’ll play at Cony on Monday.
Camden Hills falls to 1-2 and will host Chevrus on Saturday.