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New Hampshire D2 Quarterfinals: #1 Keene cruises into semis; #2 Windham stunned

Ben Brown
Keene

No. 1 Keene 6, No. 8 Oyster River 2

At Keene Ice Arena, the Blackbirds (15-1-1) packed goals by Zach Mooers, Brian Langevin, Ben Brown and Connor Murphy into the final six minutes of the first period and were never threatened. Dimitri Seger increased the lead to 5-0 in the second and Langevin added his second goal in the third period. Goalie Myles Ditkoff had 17 saves. Samuel Davies and Liam Spurling scored for OR, which finished 11-9-1.

No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas 3, No. 6 Lebanon/Stevens 2 (OT)

At Dover Ice Arena, JoJo Grella set up Paddy Vetter for the game-winner on the first shift of extra time. Grella scored both regular goals for St. Thomas (16-3-0). Nate Chickering scored both L-S goals, forcing OT with a power play strike midway through the third period. Lebanon-Stevens wrapped up an 11-8-0 year.

No. 5 Dover 8, No. 4 Goffstown 4:

At Sullivan Arena, the fourth-seeded Grizzlies nearly clawed all the way back from a five-goal deficit but Dover (14-4-1) killed a late power play then tacked on three late goals to advance. Wyatt Allaire and Jared Turgeon each scored twice for the Green Wave. Michael Fortin scored twice for Goffstown, which capped a 14-5-0 campaign.

No. 7 Kingswood 2, No. 2 Windham 0

At The Icenter, the Knights (12-7-1) pulled off a stunner, scoring two third-period goals for the win. Windham, which was aiming for a memorable finish to its final D2 campaign before elevating to D1 for the 2018-19 season, wound up 16-3-0.

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, March 7

(at The Rinks at Exeter)

No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas vs. No. 7 Kingswood, 5:30 p.m.

No. 1 Keene vs. No. 5 Dover, 7:30 p.m.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

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