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New Hampshire D1 Semifinals: Bedford, Trinity Will Meet For Title

SEMIFINALS

At JFK Coliseum

No. 3 Bedford (16-3-1) will square off with No. 5 Trinity (14-5-1) for the NHIAA Division One championship Saturday at SNHU Arena at 5 pm. Trinity won the regular-season meeting between the teams on Feb. 16, 5-4.

No. 3 Bedford 2, vs. No. 2 Concord 1(OT)

For the seventh time in eight years, Bedford will play for an NHIAA title.  The Bulldogs won consecutive D2 crowns from 2012-14 and claimed D1 titles in 2016 and 2017. Sophomore Owen Roberto’s second goal in overtime delivered the dagger to Concord. Alex Lobdell and Will Scott had the assists on the game-winner.

Roberto gave Bedford a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. That stood until the final minute of the second period when Concord’s Derek Kelleher converted a Matt Hauschild set-up to tie it. Both goalies excelled – Bedford’s Shea Guimont turned back 25 shots and Concord’s Parker Taylor made 26 saves.

Concord finishes at 15-4-1.

James Kosiarski
Trinity

No. 5 Trinity 4 vs. No. 9 Salem 3

Trinity is the hottest team in the draw, having extended its winning streak to eight games. Senior Jimmy Kosiarski’s game-winning goal early in the third period ensured that the Pioneers would appear in their first D1 final since defeating Hanover in the 2011 title match.

The Blue Devils closed to 4-3 on Austin Salvetti’s power play goal with 6:27 to play but Trinity keeper Ryan Brewitt (30 saves) held firm the rest of the way. Trinity also got goals from Ryan Glass, Anthony DiZillo (2 assists) and Jack Hutchins. Ryan Pappalardo and Ryan Martin also scored for Salem.

The Blue Devils Cinderella season ends at 11-10-1.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, March 9

At SNHU Arena

No. 3 Bedford vs. No. 5 Trinity, 5 pm

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle joined the HNIB team in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. An award-winning veteran editor/writer of 35 years experience in the print and digital mediums, he has conceptualized, edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and their websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple NEPA and NEAP awards during his tenure 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 is a 2017 inductee into the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame. The Newburyport, MA native resides with his family in Epping, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40.
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