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.
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