By Jean LeBlanc
BERLIN — Junior forwards Hunter Fauteux and John Arguin scored two goals each to help Berlin/Gorham to a convincing 7-0 victory over the Sanborn Indians in a Division III boys' hockey game played in Exeter on Feb. 7.
Berlin improved to 11-3-1 on the season with the win, while the Indians slid to 3-12.
"First off, no penalties!" said a delighted Coach Mike Poulin. "The boys played well. The top two units were skating well, which allowed us to get our next two lines in the game. Defensively, we gave up only 12 shots and Trent stopped every one of them. With three games left, we need to start fine-tuning our play for the playoffs."
The Mounties got two goals in the first period. Arguin got his first of the game and 11th of the season at the 4:30 mark. Linemates Cam Cochran and Owen Dorval got the assists. Just 29 seconds later, Fauteux did it all by himself, notching the unassisted tally for his 10th of the year and a 2-0 lead.
Berlin/Gorham's big period was the second session when it lit the lamp four times on Indian goaltender Corey McLaughlin. Senior Damon Ruel got things underway just 36 seconds into the middle period. Ruel's seventh of the year was set up by Noah Schoenbeck and Cochran.
The Mounties got a power-play goal off the stick of Fauteux at 8:33. Schoenbeck and Cochran were again the playmakers for a 4-0 lead. Senior captain Owen Dorval scored at 8:50. Dorval's 13th of the winter was unassisted, giving the visitors a 5-0 advantage.
Cochran made it a 6-0 score at 11:43. The Mountie center got his team leading 21st of the season from Ruel and Fauteux.
The third period was played in running time because of the mercy rule. Sanborn was whistled for a crosscheck and the Mounties made them pay. Arguin notched his second of the game from Dorval and Leo Croteau, to make the final score 7-0.
For the game, McGlaughlin had 25 saves for Sanborn, while Trent Labrecque had 12 blocks to get the shut-out.
Berlin/Gorham is scheduled to be at home on Saturday to host Pembroke/Campbell (8-6) at 6 p.m
Mounties 2 4 1 7
Indians 0 0 0 0