Old Town-Orono celebrates their 1-0 victory over Kennebec in the class B north regional ice hockey championship game at the Alfond Arena on Wednesday night. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik

There are three state high school hockey championship awards in the Evans household and they would love to add a fourth on Saturday.

Jimmy Evans was an outstanding defenseman when Old Town High School won back-to-back state Class B championships in 1992 and 1993 and his son, Tanner, won one with the Old Town-Orono co-op team last season.

Old Town-Orono (13-5) plays Greely High of Cumberland Center (18-2) in a rematch of last year’s final at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Saint Dominic Academy of Auburn (15-4-1) plays Biddeford (15-6) at 6 p.m. in the Class A final.

Tanner Evans, a sophomore center, is the Black Bears’ second-leading scorer but he is also stellar on defense.

“My dad always says defense wins championships so that has always been a big part of my game,” Tanner said.

Tanner Evans is one of the Black Bears’ assistant captains and he said his dad has had a big influence on his career.

“That was built into him at a young age,” said his father, who noted that Tanner’s mother, Betsy [McLaughlin], was a defensive star on the Old Town basketball team.

“The center plays a huge part in our defensive zone coverage and Tanner has saved us a ton of goals by being in the right spot,” said Old Town-Orono coach Chris Thurlow, a former Orono High defenseman who played against Jimmy Evans.

“His hockey IQ is off the charts and he is a born leader,” added Thurlow. “Even though he is just 15, the kids look up to him.”

Jimmy Evans said he was more excited to see his son win a state championship than he was when he won two as a player.

“He has worked hard and put the time in to get where he is. It paid off for him and it’s great to see,” said Jimmy.

Tanner Evans has 12 goals and 15 assists (27 points), which is second on the team behind Tyler McCannell’s 19 goals and 14 assists (33).

The Black Bears will have their hands full with a Greely team that has scored 132 goals in 20 games (6.6 per game), including 19 in its two playoff wins.

Old Town-Orono allowed only two goals in its two playoff victories thanks in part to the return of senior defenseman Cam Tower from a broken collarbone and junior Dylan Street from an infection that hospitalized him for 2 1/2 weeks.

“Greely is potent,” Thurlow said. “We’re going to have to outwork them and try to slow the pace down. We’ve got to get the puck deep [in the offensive zone] and make their defense turn the puck over.”

In addition to McCannell and Evans, Sam Henderson (12 & 12), Trent Lick (8 & 13) and Gabe Talon (8 & 9) have been the Black Bears’ other top scorers. Goalie Kohle Parker made 20 saves against Kennebec.

Greely has been led by Jake MacDonald (27 & 28 during regular season), Andy Moore (14 & 41), Jackson Williams (18 & 18), Caleb Duff (12 & 16) and Peter Lattanzi (16 & 8).