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High schools: Concord boys’ hockey picks up third straight win


Monitor staff
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Drew Livingston scored four goals and the Tide’s prolific offense made up for defensive lapses as the Concord boys’ hockey team won its third straight with a 6-3 road victory over Nashua South Pelham.

The Tide (6-1) opened up a 4-0 first period lead thanks to a pair of goals from Livingston and additional tallies from Colin Kastle (two assists) and Mike Stoddard.

Goaltender Spencer Burgess (14 saves) kept South-Pelham off the board in the first period, but Concord took some penalties and South-Pelham managed to score two in the second, cutting Concord’s lead in half, 4-2, heading into the third period.

The Tide continued to commit penalties and allowed a third goal in the final period, but Livingston found the back of net twice to help preserve Concord’s victory.

Cam Lariviere (three assists), Matt Hauschild and Shane Riley added assists for the Tide.

“We played well in first period and that was it,” Concord head coach Dunc Walsh said. “We stopped skating and took too many penalties in the second and third.”

The Tide hopes to continue its winning streak with a pair of games this week against Manchester Memorial (2-5) and Central/West (1-7) at Everett Arena.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Bishop Brady 6,
Man. Central/West 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kevin Anderson (goal, 2 assists), Matt Strickland (27 saves), Matt Tremblay (goal, 2 assists), Max Lamora (goal, assist)

Highlights/key moments: The Giants won their second game in their last three outings on the ice thanks to a strong two-way game from Anderson and clutch saves from Strickland.

Coach’s quote: “Strickland stepped up in net tonight. Good overall team play from start to finish. We outshot (Central/West) and had some good scoring opportunities tonight.” – Bishop Brady’s Ed Seney

Records: Bishop Brady 3-7; Central/West 1-7

John Stark-Hopkinton 4,
Berlin-Gorham 4

Key players: Stark-Hopkinton – Brett Patnode (2 goals, assist), Noah Chapman (goal, 2 assists), Paul Molnar (goal, assist), Nolan Sauer (assist)

Highlights/key moments: After a scoreless first period, Berlin’s Cam Cochran scored two goals before Chapman and Molnar scored to tie the game for the General Hawks. Cochran completed his hat trick to put Berlin-Gorham up 3-2 at the end of the first. Patnode tied the game, 3-3, at 12:45, but Berlin scored 41 seconds later to regain the lead. Patnode responded with a goal 10 seconds later to tie the game.

Coach’s quote: “We put forward a strong effort getting the puck to the net, outshooting (Berlin-Gorham), 51-26. This was a game of inches, we rang the post five times.” – Stark-Hopkinton’s Denis Kolehmainen

Records: Stark-Hopkinton 7-1-1; Berlin-Gorham 5-0-1

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

Bishop Guertin 5, Concord 3

Key players: Concord – Joanna Dustin (2 goals), Jaelyn Kelleher (goal, assist)

Coach’s quote: “We controlled possession for most of the game, but two relaxed shifts put us in a hole in the third. We executed well with the net empty, so there are things we can pull from this game. It’s just tough we weren’t rewarded for our effort.” – Concord’s Patrick McDonough

Records: Bishop Guertin 5-2; Concord 3-6

Bishop Brady-Trinity-West 12,
Berlin-Gorham 4

Key players: Brady-Trinity-West – Sydney Herrington (4 goals, 7 assists), Mary Anne Wiley (3 goals, 2 assists), Lauren Trippiedi (3 goals), Kate Shoemaker (goal, assist), Rae Roberts (goal, assist), Marie Barrioz (17 saves)

Highlights/key moments: The Giant Pioneers jumped out to a 7-1 lead after the first period and 10-3 lead through two to remain undefeated.

Coach’s quote: “Great team win. Everybody contributed. We’re getting into the meat of the schedule now. We just need to keep getting better and keep working hard.” – Brady-Trinity-West’s Dan Earley

Records: Brady-Trinity-West 8-0; Berlin-Gorham 5-2

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Woodsville 49, Pittsfield 32

Key players: Pittsfield – Haylee Gilleney (15 points, 5 rebounds), Katie Rollins (14 points, 6 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: Woodsville took a 14-2 lead in the first quarter before Rollins and Gilleney scored all 11 of the Panthers’ second-quarter points to cut Pittsfield’s deficit to two, but Woodsville closed out the half on the run, taking a 28-13 lead at the break. The Panthers put together a bit of run in the fourth, quarter couldn’t close the gap Friday.

Coach’s quote: “We had two good quarters but we needed to put together four solid quarters to beat a tough Woodsville team.” – Pittsfield’s Heidi Hall

Records: Woodsville 7-4; Pittsfield 2-8