NHIAA Roundup: Goffstown takes down Dover in Division II
The Goffstown Grizzlies handed Dover its first loss of the season, 4-0 at Dover Ice Arena Saturday in NHIAA boys' hockey action.
Chase Gagne made 32 saves to earn the shutout and help Goffstown move to 7-2-0. Dover fell to 6-1-1.
After a scoreless first period, Goffstown got a pair of second period goals from Dakota Mulcay and Andrew Chretien. Tyler Grinley made it 3-0 and Dylan Verney capped the win with an empty net goal.
Pinkerton 4, Bishop Guertin 3: Giovanni Corsetto scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Astros edged the Cardinals at Skate 3 in Tyngsborough, Mass.
The game-winner came on the power play in the third period. Devin Moore and Dominic Corsetto assisted.
Connor Brady scored twice and Corsetto added his first of the game to stake Pinkerton to a 3-0 lead in the second period, but BG stormed back through two goals from Max McCabe and one from Nick Apostolakes to tie the game early in the third.
Pinkerton (4-4) went 2-for-4 on the power play and got 23 stops from Matt Marchman. Griffin Scanlon made 18 saves for BG (4-4).
St. Thomas 5, Nashua North 4: At Nashua's Conway Arena, John Douglass scored the game's final goal with 7:03 to play as the Saints improved their Division I record to 5-2-1.
Glen Wiswell scored twice for St. Thomas. Jake Genest made 20 saves for Nashua North, which dropped to 1-6-0.
Bishop Brady 6, Nashua South 1: At Nashua's Conway Arena, Craig Hering and Zach Frement each scored two goals to help Bishop Brady collect its first victory of the season. The Green Giants scored four of their six goals in the second period.
Chandler Peterson made 21 saves for Bishop Brady, which improved to 1-7 in Division I. Nashua South goalie Devon Dowling made 22 saves.
Londonderry 4, Manchester Central 2: At Salem, Curtis Harper collected a goal and assisted on two others to help the Lancers raise their Division I record to 6-1-1. Londonderry led 3-1 after one period and 4-2 entering the third.
Austin Sprague had a goal and an assist for Central, which dropped to 5-2-0. Central goaltender Ian Beliveau made 20 saves. Londonderry's Joe Mcgrath stopped 24 shots.
Bishop Brady 8, Souhegan 1: Arianna Harris scored two goals and added four assists to lead Brady (3-5) in Saturday action at Everett Arena in Concord.
Track and Field
BG's Garnick wins two Dartmouth Relays events: Betsy Garnick of Nashua's Bishop Guertin was the lone Granite State individual winner at the 44th annual Dartmouth Relays at the Leverone Field House in Hanover Saturday as she claimed titles in the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump.
The event draws the premier scholastic track and field athletes from throughout the Northeast and Canada.
One record was toppled. Abby Livingston of Barrington, R.I., set the standard in the 600-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 35.93 seconds.
Garnick cleared the hurdles to win in 8.29 and improve upon her silver-medal finish at this meet in 2012. Her winning long jump leap was 17-feet, 8.25 inches, an improvement of nearly a foot over her seventh-place effort last year.
Garnick was the New Hampshire Union Leader's 2012 Spring Track and Field co-Athlete of the Year.
The Souhegan of Amherst boys' 4-by-800-meter relay team won the gold medal in the team event with a strong time of 8:09.69. The team is made up of Jacob Kittredge, Nathan Kittredge, Sam Ballard and anchorman Tanner Kent.
A handful of New Hampshire athletes secured silver medals.
Chris Poggi of Derry's Pinkerton Academy finished second in the boys' 1000-meter run with a time of 2:33.52, while Garnick's teammate, Molly McCabe of BG ran second in the girls' 1000 with a time of 3:00.54.
Zakari Jenkins of Nashua North was the runner-up in the 300-meter dash in 36.21. Exeter's Shannon Murdock posted a 5:02.88 for second place in the mile, and Londonderry's Patty Driscoll was second in the shot put with a 37-5 put.
Pinkerton's Connor Kwiecien also managed a podium finish with his third place 1:23.24 in the 600-meter run.