Saturday December 29, 2012 | 11:05 PM

The Messalonskee boys hockey team, the defending Eastern B champions, are off to a fast start. The Eagles are 5-0-0 and have outscored their opponents 37-11.

The Eagles, fresh off a 6-1 win over Houlton/Hodgdon on Saturday, will get their biggest test of the season Wednesday when they host a Brewer team that is 5-1-0 and has outscored its opponents 19-13. The Witches lone loss of the season was Saturday to Class A Bangor. The Rams beat the Witches 6-3.

"We will find out a little bit more about where we are after this week," Messalonskee coach Mike Latendresse said.

The Eagles will face another challenge Friday when they travel to Orono to play the Red Riots at Alfond Arena. Orono is 3-2-0 after a loss to Hampden Academy on Friday.

The Red Riots and the Witches face off Monday night at Alfond.

Messalonskee has been hot offensively since scoring just one goal in their season-opening win over John Bapst. The Eagles have scored at least five goals in the four games since their opener. Brothers Jared and Chase Cunningham have played a key role in that department for Messalonskee. In Saturday's win over Houlton/Hodgon, the duo combined for 11 points (Jared had 3 goals and two assists, while Chase had two goals and four assists).

"They play so well together," Latendresse said.

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Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine

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