The following story was written by 11 year old Adrian Ellingwood! Great job Adrian and we look forward to many more stories from you!
On Saturday night, December 11, the Hampden Academy Broncos played their first game of the 2021-22 Class B ice hockey season against the Capital Region Hawks at Sawyer Arena in Bangor, winning a 9- 0.
The Broncos took the lead with just 3:41 in the first period, when Morgan Tash scored with assist from Khaleb Hale.
Lucas Dunn doubled Hampden’s lead, when he scored with the help of Max Fleming and Morgan Tash at 8:19.
The Broncos remained dominant in the first period. Matt Shayne added a third with 4:46 left in the first, assisted by Adrian Webb and Keith Brooks.
Still, the Broncos kept their foot on the gas as Shayne scored again, helped by Max Fleming with 73 seconds left before the first intermission.
Both teams made it to the locker room with Hampden ahead of 4. The Broncos had 10 shots on goal compared to 7 for the Hawks in the first period.
In the second period, Morgan Tash scored his second goal of the night and his team’s 5th at 3:29 assisted by Shayne.
At 11:01 am, Capital Region goaltender Adrian O’Connell suffered an injury after a scramble in front of his net. He immediately left the ice and was replaced by backup goaltender Jayce Corgan.
It wasn’t long before Hampden Academy scored against the Hawks’ backup goaltender. Khaleb Hale scored with Shayne’s assist 13:56.
With 19.5 seconds left to go into the second intermission, Matt Shayne scored his third unassisted goal of the game to make it a hat trick.
At the end of the first two periods, the Broncos had 21 shots on goal while the Capital Region had 14.
The Broncos were quick to score their eighth goal of the game. Keith Brooks scored with the help of Cam Henderson with 4 minutes elapsed in the third.
3:45 later, the Broncos added another goal to make it 9-0. Cam Henderson scored with the help of Morgan Tash.
Hampden had 10 shots on goal in the first period, 11 in the second and 16 in the third for a total of 37 shots on goal. The Hawks had 7 in the first period, 7 in the second and 5 in the third for a total of 19. The Broncos had 10 penalties against them compared to 6 for the Capital Region.
The next Hampden Academy game will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. at home against the Kennebec Riverhawks. The Capital Region will play their next game on Saturday, December 18 at home against Cony at 8 p.m. ET.