Local roundup: Hanover boys hockey gains tie with undefeated Concord

  • Concord captain Brooks Craigue tries to slip the puck past Hanover goalie Luke Ives during the second period at Everett Arena on Monday, February 14, 2022. concord monitor photographs — GEOFF FORESTER

  • Concord assistant captain Cam McGonigle (left) and Hanover forward Van Bailey collide at mid ice during the second period of the 1-1 tie game at Everett Arena on Monday, February 14, 2022. concord monitor — GEOFF FORESTER

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Published: 2/14/2022 11:57:46 PM
Modified: 2/15/2022 8:10:08 PM

CONCORD — The host Concord Crimson Tide entered Monday’s matchup with the Hanover High boys hockey team unbeaten and untied. The defending NHIAA Division I champions left it with a blemish on their record at long last.

Hanover (9-6-1) became the first team to take points away from Concord (12-0-1) this season, and HHS did it in dramatic fashion, as Casey Graham put home a rebound off a shot from John Hill with just over a minute left in regulation to knot the score. The 1-1 tie held up through overtime.

Luke Ives made 32 saves for Hanover, including 14 in the first period.

“Proud of our boys,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said. “Playing shorthanded at the league’s top team, we didn’t back down and battled hard. This result gives us confidence as we play our last three games of the regular season.”

Hanover is back on the ice Wednesday at Salem.

GIRLS HOCKEY Hanover 4, Concord 3 (OT)

WEST LEBANON — Hanover (11-3-1) pulled out an overtime victory to stay undefeated against in-state foes.

Freshman Nora Bradley scored the game-winner on a breakaway for her second goal of the game. She and sophomore Maeve Lee staked the hosts to a 2-0 lead before the Crimson Tide scored the next three, taking the lead with less than five minutes to play.

Sophomore Rory Seelig netted the equalizer with just under three minutes remaining in regulation. Lee also had an assist, and senior Gail Morse had two. Seniors Danielle Rudd and Lily Seelig each had an assist as well.

Senior Katie Smith made 13 saves for HHS.

“I wasn’t happy about giving up a two-goal lead and then falling behind late in the third, but the girls showed a lot of character finding a way to tie it, and then Nora ending it in OT,” Hanover coach John Dodds said.”

Next for Hanover is a home date with Pinkerton on Thursday.

Woodstock 3, Harwood 0

WATERBURY, Vt. — The visiting Wasps (16-0-0) shut out the Highlanders to keep their perfect season going.

Junior Isabel Konijnenberg and freshman Kassidy Haley both continued their spectacular seasons, each scoring a goal, with Haley adding an assist as well. Sophomore Hannah Gubbins had two assists.

Woodstock will visit Burr & Burton, which it defeated 7-1 earlier in the year, on Wednesday.

Berlin-Gorham-Kennett 4Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 0

WEST LEBANON — The Raiders’ four-game winning streak was snapped in a loss to the Mountaineers at Campion Rink.

The result could have been even worse for LSK (7-5-0) had goaltender Paige Hoegler not made 41 saves. B-G-H scored three times in the second period, with two of them coming on the power play.

The Raiders host Exeter on Wednesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Thetford 53, Oxbow 36

THETFORD — The Panthers (9-6) defeated the Olympians for the second time in four days and won their fourth straight game.

Sophomore guard Kelsey Bogie led Thetford with 14 points and junior Madi Mousley added 10. For Oxbow (7-11), freshman guard Maggi Ellsworth had 13 points and senior guard Emma Parkin chipped in with 11. The Olympians were down a key starter in senior guard Alexa Kosakowski.

“We played some good basketball overall. Our defense is slowly becoming our strength,” Panthers coach Eric Ward said. “We’re starting to do the little things that will make it better. Offense is becoming more efficient, still making some mistakes, but like what we are doing. We still have work to do, but happy with our progress.”

BOYS BASKETBALL Hartford 64, Windsor 46

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (12-3) bounced back from Saturday’s loss to Harwood with a comfortable win over the Yellowjackets (7-8).

Senior guard Tarin Prior led Hartford with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Sophomore forward Brody Tyburski had 12 and senior forward Jacob Seaver pitched in with 10.

For Windsor, senior guard Kaleb Swett had 16 points and junior guard Maison Fortin added 15.

The Yellowjackets host a tough Bellows Falls team on Thursday, while the Canes head to Springfield that evening.

Hazen 59, Thetford 43

HARDWICK, Vt. — The Panthers (3-11) fell to the Wildcats for their seventh loss in their last eight games.

Thetford hosts Lyndon on Wednesday.

ALPINE SKIING Hanover boys are champs again

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — The Hanover boys successfully defended their NHIAA Division II championship, finishing two points ahead of Bow.

Senior Wes Stocken was the top finisher for Hanover, and freshman Andrew McGuire and sophomore Adam Goodney also qualified for the Meet of Champions, which is Feb. 24 at Mittersill.

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