Late Goal Lifts Raiders to Win

Salem, n.h. — Ryan Damren’s goal with 1 minute, 4 seconds remaining lifted the Lebanon High boys hockey team past Lewiston (Maine) 3-2 in the first day of action at the Salem Holiday Tournament on Thursday.

Damren scored an unassisted goal on a breakaway after pilfering the puck from a Lewiston defenseman.

Lebanon led 2-1 after the first period on a pair of Tate Singleton goals, but Lewiston tied the game with four minutes left in regulation, setting the stage for Damren’s dramatics.

Dylan Gaudette and Cam Perron each had an assist for the Raiders. Goalies Joe Grout, Chad Fazio and Ryan Dube each played a period and combined for 23 saves.

Lebanon returns to Salem today to face Belmont, Mass.

Hanover 3, Concord 1

Manchester — Gus Lyons’ second-period goal snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Hanover (2-1) past Concord on the first day of the Manchester Holiday Tournament.

Ben Acker and Andrew Huizenga assisted on Lyons’ goal.

Jon Goff and Kordell Lindsay also scored for the Marauders, and Ben Hartman assisted twice. Goff and Jin Kim each had an assist. Hanover coach Dick Dodds praised Ben Carson-Turner and Matthew Goff for their strong defensive games.

Hanover goalie Mike Stinson made 14 saves for his first varsity victory. The Maruaders resume tournament play today against Manchester Memorial.

H.S. Girls Basketball

Hanover 40, Dover 38

York, Maine — Hanover (3-0 overall, 2-0 N.H. Division II) went 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the final minute to earn a win over Dover in the York Wildcat Invitational.

After Dover had to foul late in the game, Hanover’s JJ Daniell (6-for-6) and Molly Cornell (2-for-2) were spotless from the line to seal the Marauders’ win.

Daniell led Hanover with 13 points.

The game was played in two 16-minute halves, instead of the customary four 8-minute quarters.

The Maruaders return to action tonight against Spaulding or host York.

Snow Sports

Norwich Native Wins Race

Brendan Rhim, 19, of Norwich, finished the fall cyclocross season by winning the DAS Beaver Cross race on Dec. 15 in Dayville, Conn.

Rhim defeated Todd Bowden, of Glastonbury, Conn., in the snow in a time of 49 minutes, 13 seconds in the men’s Pro 1-3 division.

A day earlier, Rhim battled Peter Gougen, of Hopedale, Mass., in icy conditions at the Ice Weasals cross in Rowley, Mass. The racers dueled each other over half the race, with Gougen outmaneuvering Rhim over the final barrier and hanging onto the win at the line.

Rhim will travel to Boulder, Colo., for USA Cycling’s National Cyclocross Championships in January. The winners of the U23 men’s and juniors men’s 17-18 race would each receive an automatic nomination to the American contingent contesting the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide, Netherlands on Feb. 1-2.

Youth Hockey

Wild Play in Conn.

The Hanover U14 Wild girls traveled to Connecticut on Dec. 14-15 to battle the weather and some stiff competition.

On Dec. 14, against the Polar Bears, the Wild were down 3-0 in the first period, but battled back in the third on goals by Briland Laycok and Amelia Lubrano to keep it close until finally falling 4-2. The second game, in an open air rink, was canceled because of snow, and on Dec. 15, the girls outskated Northern Lights to a 1-0 victory on a third-period goal by Rose Sperry. Cate Wager had the assist.

With a 10-4-2 record, the girls take on Seacoast this Sunday