NHIAA Girls State Championship – Bishop Guertin Hangs On For 3-2 Win Over Oyster River/Plymouth

Gary Demopoulos
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Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

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Bishop Guertin edged Oyster River/Portsmouth, 3-2 , to win the 2023 NHIAA state championship, the program’s second in three seasons.

Bishop Guertin won its second NHIAA Girls state title in three years, holding off Oyster River/Portsmouth 3-2 in Saturday’s title game at SNHU Arena in Manchester.

The Cardinals came into the title game as the top-seed after going 13-2-3 during the regular season. Oyster River/Portsmouth was the number two seed, finishing the regular season at 14-3-1.

Tied 1-1 after the opening period, Bishop Guertin went ahead for good with a pair of second period goals.

Both came off the stick of senior Jill Scanlon. The first one, assisted by fellow senior Jenna Lynch, came into the stanza, at the 1:42 mark. Scanlon’s second of the day, at 13:55, gave the Cardinals a huge, two-goal lead. Tessa Wilkie and Riley Molongowski drew assists on the goal.

Oyster River/Portsmouth put up a fight in the third period and closed to 3-2 at the 3:15 mark on an unassisted goal from Kira Jacobs. But, OR could not get the equalizer.

Oyster River actually drew first blood, taking a 1-0 lead 7:19 into the first period on a goal by Kathryn Deans, assisted by Jacobs.

Under two minutes later, the Cardinals drew even as Lynch set up Riley Goldthwaite at the nine-minute mark.

To reach the final, Bishop Guertin defeated Keene/Monadnock, 3-2, in the quarterfinal round, and 8-1 over Trinity in the semifinals.

Oyster River/Portsmouth bounced Pinkerton 10-2 and Hanover 5-3 to get to the title game. OR had lost both regular season games to Hanover.

During the regular season, Bishop Guertin notched a 6-3 win over Oyster River/Portsmouth.

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