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New Hampshire Highlights: D2 top dog STA takes a bite out of Bedford

Division One/Division Two

Mathis Savard
St. Thomas Aquinas

* St. Thomas Aquinas, HNIB’s top-ranked D2 club, stepped up in weight class and took it to HNIB’s second-ranked D1 squad Bedford, 4-0, on Wednesday. The Saints grabbed a 2-0 first-period lead and put the game away with a pair in the third. Hannes Demegard anchored the win with 23 saves. Mathis Savard powered the offense with two goals and an assist. Matt Barnes added a goal and three assists and Zach Talbot contributed a goal and an assist. STA outshot the Bulldogs, 32-23.

Division One

Dakota Robinson
Pinkerton

* Round One of this week’s key two-game set between reigning State Champion Hanover (12-2-0) and Concord (11-3-0) went to the Marauders. Ben Plottner had 18 saves for the shutout. Matty Gartner had a goal and two assists for Hanover. Charlie Plottner, Casey Graham and Hans Williams also scored. The teams meet again Sunday afternoon in Hanover at 2:45.

* Junior Mason Drouin completed a hat trick with the OT game-winner in Pinkerton’s 3-2 win against Exeter. Dakota Robinson turned back 18 shots for the Astros (12-2-0) for the shutout. Ryan Huppe and Brendan Doyle scored for the Blue Hawks.

* Bishop Guertin (8-7-0) silenced Bishop Brady, 6-0, behind Nick Hall’s 13-save shutout. Goals came from Ben Young, Mike Kiely, Luke Vogel, Sean Kelley, Derek Amaral and Christian Milward lit the lamp.

* Nashua South/Pelham (7-8-1) shut down Manchester Memorial, 4-0, to remain in the post-season picture. Riley Nutter (two goals) and Joe Moore (goal, assist) led the way. Chris Skelley also scored.

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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