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New Hampshire D1 Semifinals: Concord, Bedford Headed To A Title Game Showdown

No. 1 Concord and No. 2 Bedford, the defending champion, will meet for the 2020 NHIAA championship at SNHU Arena Saturday at 5 p.m. following their semifinal victories at JFK Arena Wednesday night.

Matt Hauschild
Concord

No. 1 Concord 6, No. 4 Trinity 1

The Crimson Tide controlled this one from the outset. Goals by Brooks Craigue and Ryan Doherty 20 seconds apart gave them a 2-0 lead after one period. Matt Hauschild’s first of two goals made it 3-0 early in the second period and Alex Forward and Doherty delivered power play strikes later in the period. A.J. True had the lone response for the Pioneers. Doherty and Hauschild both added a pair of assists for four-point nights.

Trinity finished the season 14-5-1.

No. 2 Bedford 5, No. 6 Bishop Guertin 2

The Bulldogs broke open a 2-all tie with three third-period goals. Cam Wasylak’s second of the game with 12:55 to play stood as the game-winner. Brett Niland made it 4-2 three and one-half minutes later and Brady Burke – who gave Bedford a 1-0 lead on the game’s first shift – added an empty-netter. Burke also had a pair of assists. Sam Cronin and Avery Abbott scored for Bishop Guertin.

Guertin concluded a 14-7-0 season.

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Concord (19-1-0) is seeking its first championship since 2010 and carries an eight-game winning streak into the title game. The Crimson Tide won the regular-season meeting between the teams on Jan. 10, 4-0, which was Bedford’s last loss. The defending champs have won 12 straight since.

CHAMPIONSHIP

(Saturday, March 14)

SNHU Arena, 5 p.m.

No. 1 Concord vs. No. 2 Bedford, 5 p.m.

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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