BANGOR, Maine — The third-seeded Bangor High School hockey team found itself in a dogfight against a hardworking Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale team in Tuesday night’s Class A North quarterfinal at Sawyer Arena.

Bangor had handily beaten the same team by six goals only 13 days earlier.

This time, Bangor senior left wing Nick Boudreau scored his team-leading 24th and 25th goals of the season, including an important game-clincher with 6:30 remaining, and added two assists to lead the Rams to a 7-3 triumph.

Junior linemate David Brown contributed two goals and an assist for Bangor (15-4), which plays No. 2 Saint Dominic Academy of Auburn (13-4-1) in a 7 p.m. Friday semifinal at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale finished at 6-13.

Junior center Sean Hyatt’s second career goal turned out to be a meaningful one as it gave Bangor its first three-goal lead of the game at 5-2 early in the second period. Reid Higgs and Josh Sherwood scored the other Bangor goals and senior Jacob Henry finished with 13 saves.

Joe Arps, Tyrell Sousa and Reed Hopkins registered the Cony goals and freshman Matty Shea made 30 saves.

In a free-wheeling, six-goal first period, Bangor took a pair of one-goal leads in the first eight minutes on goals by Brown (power play) and Sherwood only to have the visitors respond with tallies by Arps (power play) and Sousa.

But Higgs broke the tie at the 10:29 mark and Brown expanded the lead 3:41 later.

Hyatt made it 5-2 early in the second period with a wrister from the middle of the slot off a Cony giveaway.

“I started to lose the puck so I made a move and shot it on net, low blocker side,” said Hyatt. “There were a lot of bodies in front.”

But the resilient Cony Rams pulled one back later in the period when Hopkins swept home an Arps rebound in a 4-on-4 situation.

Bangor did an effective job protecting the lead in the third period by carrying the play and Boudreau finally sewed up the win less than a minute after Henry made a big stick save off Sousa, who sliced across the low slot and got off an uncontested backhander.

The puck eventually rimmed around the boards to Boudreau, who tapped it around a Cony defenseman, used his 6-foot-1, 255-pound frame to muscle his way past the defenseman and feed it to Brown for a breakaway.

Shea made the save off Brown but Boudreau followed the play and converted the rebound.

“Their defenseman pinched in. I put the body on him and broke through and David was at the other blue line,” said Boudreau. “David put a good shot on (Shea) and the puck just sat there next to his pad. I had a wide-open net to put it away.”

Cony coach Shawn Johnson said the save by Henry and ensuing goal by Boudreau were pivotal.

“It was just a turn of events right there,” said Johnson. “If we had gotten that goal, what could have happened? We would have had a little momentum. But it didn’t work out that way.”

Boudreau capped the scoring by going to the net and tapping home another rebound.

“We felt we needed to get bodies to the net,” said Brown. “My first goal came off a rebound.”

Boudreau said the visiting Rams gave them a dose of reality in the first period.

“We realized what was going on after they tied us twice. We got it together. There were a lot of penalties in the second period that held us back but then we pulled away,” he said.

Brown opened the scoring by knocking home a Boudreau rebound but Arps equalized with a wrister from the right circle.

Sherwood restored the lead with a point-blank one-timer off a Hunter Neale pass from behind the net but Sousa tied it with a wrister off a 2-on-1.

Higgs gave Bangor the lead for good when he swiped the puck over the goal line after Shea had made a nice save off a Sherwood’s redirection from a Jacob Munroe point shot and then Brown beat Shea with an open wrister after Boudreau muscled his way around a defenseman and slid it across to him.

Munroe had two assists for Bangor. Sousa and Hopkins had a goal an assist each for Cony.