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New Hampshire Boys HS Hockey: Open Tournament Pairings Set In Three Divisions

Thirty-nine teams across three divisions will compete in this year’s NHIAA Boys Hockey State Tournaments, which start next Wednesday, March 3 with preliminary round play. There is a twist to this year’s tournaments, which feature an open concept and teams grouped in four regions.

Regional quarterfinal winners advance to State Semifinals to be held at neutral sites on Wednesday, March 10. State Championship games are scheduled for neutral sites on Saturday, March 13.

The regular season will end this weekend.

DIVISION ONE

REGION ONE

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 1 Salem vs. No. 4 Windham, 7:50 pm

No. 2 Pinkerton vs. No. 3 Londonderry, 6 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Salem/Windham winner vs. Pinkerton/Londonderry winner, 4 pm

REGION TWO

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 1 Concord vs. No. 4 Hanover, 3 pm

No. 2 Bishop Brady vs. No. 3 Bow, 3:20 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Concord/Hanover winner vs. Bishop Brady/Bow winner, 4 pm

REGION THREE

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 1 Exeter vs. No. 4 Manchester Central/West, 6 pm

No. 2 Bedford vs. No. 3 Trinity, 2:50pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Exeter/MCW winner vs. Bedford/Trinity winner, 4 pm

REGION FOUR

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 1 Bishop. Guertin vs. No. 4 Nashua South/Pelham, 3:30 pm

No. 2 Keene vs. Nashua North/Souhegan, 6 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Bp. Guertin/NSP winner vs. Keene/NNS winner, 4 pm

STATE SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, March 10, JFK Arena

Region One winner vs. Region Three Winner, 4:15 pm

Region Two winner vs. Region Four winner, 7:45 pm

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, March 13, JFK Arena

Region 1/Region 3 winner vs. Region 2/Region 4 winner, 7 pm

DIVISION TWO

REGION ONE

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 Merrimack vs. No. 3 Alvirne/Milford, 3:00pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Merrimack/Alvirne-Milford winner vs. No. 1 Manchester Memorial, 4 pm

REGION TWO

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 Winnacunnet vs. No. 3 Spaulding, 6 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Winnacunnet/Spaulding winner vs. No. 1 Dover, 4 pm

REGION THREE

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 Somersworth/Coe-Brown vs. No. 3 Kingswood, 6 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

SCB/ Kingswood winner vs. No.1 St. Thomas Aquinas, 4 pm

REGION FOUR

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 Goffstown vs. No. 3 Portsmouth/Newmarket, 6 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

Goffstown/PN winner vs. No. 1 Oyster River, 4 pm

STATE SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, March 10, Dover Ice

Region One winner vs. Region Three Winner, 4:15 pm

Region Two winner vs. Region Four winner, 7:45 pm

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, March 13, Dover Ice

Region 1/Region 3 winner vs. Region 2/Region 4 winner, 5 pm

DIVISION THREE

REGION ONE

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

No. 1 Berlin/Gorham vs. No. 2 Kearsarge/Plymouth, 4 pm

REGION TWO

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield vs. No.3 Sanborn/Epping, 6 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

HBD/SE winner vs. No.1 Pembroke/Campbell, 4 pm

REGION THREE

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 John Stark/Hopkinton vs. No. 3 Monadnock/Fall Mountain, 7:50 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

JSH/MFM winner vs. No. 1 Lebanon/Stevens/Mount Royal, 4 pm

REGION FOUR

Preliminary Round, Wednesday, March 3

No. 2 Belmont/Gilford vs. No. 3 Laconia/Winnisquam/Inter-Lakes, 4:30 pm

Quarterfinal Round, Saturday, March 6

BG/LWIL winner vs. No. 1 Kennett, 4 pm

STATE SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, March 10, Everett Arena

Region One winner vs. Region Three Winner, 4:15 pm

Region Two winner vs. Region Four winner, 8 pm

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, March 13, Everett Arena

Region 1/Region 3 winner vs. Region 2/Region 4 winner, 7:30 pm

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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