Letourneau Caps Off Historic First Half by Reaching the One Hundred Point Mark

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Letourneau Caps Off Historic First Half by Reaching the One Hundred Point Mark

Junior forward Gage Letourneau cuts towards the net in a January 3rd win over the Kennebec Riverhawks.

Junior forward Gage Letourneau cuts towards the net in a January 3rd win over the Kennebec Riverhawks.

Dave Allen (Alterations made by Cameron Levasseur)

Junior forward Gage Letourneau cuts towards the net in a January 3rd win over the Kennebec Riverhawks.

Dave Allen (Alterations made by Cameron Levasseur)

Dave Allen (Alterations made by Cameron Levasseur)

Junior forward Gage Letourneau cuts towards the net in a January 3rd win over the Kennebec Riverhawks.

Cameron Levasseur, Staff Writer

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For the second time this season, a new name is being immortalized amongst the greats of Presque Isle High School hockey. Junior forward Gage Letourneau reached the one hundred point mark with a first period assist in the Wildcats’ 10-3 blowout win over the Houlton/Hodgdon Blackhawks.

“We were going down the ice and Connor (Demerchant) got through a couple of defenseman and then he passed it over to me. I was going to rip it but I looked over and saw Colby (Carlisle) wide open and I just slid it over and and he one timed it and saw it go top shelf,” Letourneau said of the play. “I knew at that point that I got my hundred, and I got it on a pass to one of the guys I began my high school career with so it was a fun experience.”

He becomes the 14th player in school history to achieve this feat, joining linemate Connor Demerchant, who hit the mark in mid December. “Whenever your linemates get something like that it’s sweet to see, now he’s joined me in the club and it’s pretty special that our whole line is probably going to get hundred (points) this year,” the senior captain said of Letourneau. 

The achievement has been a lifelong dream of his ever since he attended high school games in his younger days, “As a little kid going to the Forum, I remember watching a bunch of players,” Letourneau said. “One of the few I really remember is Connor Shaw and he’s in the hundred point club and I remember watching Tyler Seeley too, those guys were fun to watch and idolize.”

“A lot of great players have come through Presque Isle and gone on to play in some college programs and at a high level,” he went on to say. “So it’s a fun club to be in and your name will be up there forever so it’s definitely really special.”

Improving every season, Letourneau has seen an increase in points all three of the seasons he’s been in high school. He followed a thirty point freshman campaign with thirty seven in his sophomore year, and this season, as a junior, Letourneau has already racked up thirty eight points in the first half of the regular season. “If you do the math, you have to be at twenty five a year for four years to get to one hundred,” he said. “I got thirty points my freshman year so I thought I could probably hit it senior year, but I never expected to get it as soon as I did.”

“I set the goal, I really didn’t think I’d be getting as many points as I did this year,” Letourneau added. “I really just wanted to get it as fast as possible, but getting it at home against Houlton, a team our coach has preached to us about never being able to beat is a pretty fun experience.”

He sits atop the leaderboard for both points and goals for the entire state, followed closely behind in the points category by linemates Colby Carlisle and Connor Demerchant who have thirty four and thirty two respectively. With a six point outburst tonight, Carlisle only needs four points to join his teammates in the club. His next chance comes this Saturday, as the Wildcats take to the road for an evening tilt against the Black Bears of Old Town/Orono.