* After having not seen game action since suffering its first loss of the season precisely two weeks earlier, No. 1 Concord was ready to take out its frustration on whatever opponent stood in the way. In this case it happened to be No. 7 Hanover and the Crimson Tide rolled, 7-0. Matt Hauschild (PP) and Joey Ala (PP) both scored twice while Ryan Doherty, Alex Forward (PP) and Tyler Coskren added single tallies.
* Brendan Doyle is on an absolute tear for No. 5 Exeter. On Monday the senior surpassed 100 career points with a goal and three assists in a 6-0 whitewash of Londonderry. He followed that up with a hat trick in a 7-0 decision of No. 10 Bow on Wednesday. He now has 19 goals and a 10-game scoring streak. Not coincidentally the Blue Hawks have won six in a row.
* No. 2 Salem sailed past Nashua North/Souhegan, 8-2, as Joe Bodendrader and Ryan Pappalardo both had hat tricks. Declan Burke and Nolan Labossiere also scored for the Blue Devils.
* No. 6 Bedford closed out No. 4 Bishop Guertin, 5-2. Quinlan Kerr scored twice, Brett Niland delivered the game-winner in the second period and John Giroux and Will Scott added single strikes for the Bulldogs. Ben Young and Pat Madden scored for the Cardinals.
* No. 1 Keene and No. 4 Merrimack battled to a 3-3 OT tie with the Blackbirds coming back from two goals down to force extra time. Keene’s Jacob Russell and Merrimack’s Ben Hardy matched 28-save performances. Jerred Tattersall brought Keene back from 3-1 with a shorthanded goal in the second period and power play tally in the third. Zach Mooers also scored. The Tomahawks built their early lead on a pair of goals by Dylan Sadowski and one from Zach Stimeling.
* Winnacunnet earned a 2-2 deadlock against D1 Nashua North/Souhegan on Tyler Place’s tying goal in the third period. Carter Renaud also scored and Jacob Giacolone assisted on both Warriors’ goals.
* Caysen Allard piled up 40 saves and No. 2 John Stark/Hopkinton stunned D2 No. 2 Goffstown, 4-3, on Ethan Molnar’s second goal of the game in OT. JSH jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Molnar’s first goal and two by Brett Patnode. Benny Madden added two assists for the General Hawks. Goffstown pulled even on goals by Jackson Burke, Drew O’Brien and Grady Chretien. Colby Gamache and Isaac McGregor contributed assists for the Grizzlies, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.
“It was a solid first period by the whole team to jump out to an early 3-0 lead. Caysen was unbelievable tonight. If it wasn’t for Caysen, this game would’ve been a lopsided loss,” said JSH coach Denis Kolehmainen.
* No. 4 Belmont/Gilford shut down No. 5 Kennett, 5-0. Griffin Tondreau (assist) scored twice and Jackson Collins, Cam Jarvi and Andrew Rowley added a goal apiece. Colin McGreevy had 23 saves for the Bulldogs’ fifth shutout in the past five games.