The defending Eastern Maine champion Houlton Shiretowners were in less than championship form when they came to Madawaska this week. Although the score was 1 to 1 at halftime, the Owls turned on the heat in the second half to pull away with a 4 - 1 victory.
Goalkeeper Tim Deschenes of Madawaska was nothing short of amazing with several diving saves to keep the Shires of the scoreboard. Junior Ian Lee scored his second hat-trick in 2 games this season, while Travis Thibeault added his own goal for the Owls.
Madawaska travels to Caribou on Friday to face the Caribou Vikings in their own home opener. Kickoff will be at 7:00!