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New Hampshire D2 Quarterfinals: STA, Dover, Keene, Merrimack advance

Paddy Vetter
St. Thomas Aquinas

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas 7, No. 9 Oyster River 0

Senior Paddy Vetter broke open a scoreless game with a natural hat trick in the second period on the way to a four-goal, two-assist performance. Chase Gagnon, Mathis Savard and Brendan Tersolo also scored and Hannes Demegard had 11 saves as the Saints (17-2-0) head to the semifinals to take on Keene. Colin Clark had 25 saves for Oyster River, which finished the season at 9-9-2.

No. 2 Dover 3, No. 7 Lebanon-Stevens/Mount Royal 2

Nick Marchuk netted the game-winner in the third period as the Green Wave twice came from behind to avoid the upset. Ollie Stevens and Doug Gnall also connected for the Wave. Austin Gilbert had 20 saves for the win, withstanding a game-ending 6-on-3 manpower disadvantage. Dover (16-3) meets Merrimack in the semifinals. Aidan Yates had a goal and an assist for the Raiders, Jon Cloud had two assists and Andrew Duany scored. LSMR finished 8-8-2.

No. 6 Merrimack 3, No. 3 Goffstown 0

Ben Hardy’s 36-save performance stifled the Grizzlies. Noah Melker’s goal stood up until the Tomahawks (10-7-2) added a pair of empty–netters. Merrimack advances to Wednesday’s semifinal against Dover. Goffstown also lost to Merrimack in the regular season and finishes 14-4-1.

No. 4 Keene 5, No. 5 Kingswood 3

Jerred Tattersall scored four goals as the defending State Champion Blackbirds piled up a 33-10 shot advantage. Keene (11-6-1) heads to the semifinals to take on St. Thomas Aquinas. The teams split regular-season games. Kingswood finishes up at 11-8-0.

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday March 6

At Everett Arena

No. 2 Dover vs . No. 6 Merrimack, 5:30 pm

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas vs. No. 4 Keene, 7:30 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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