action:article | category:SPORTS21 | adString:SPORTS21 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » High School Sports

February 09. 2013 9:52PM

Mark Quirk's High School Hockey: Central needs to get healthy

This weekend's blizzard came at an opportune time for the Manchester Central hockey team, which is still licking its wounds from a season filled with injuries.

The Little Green have lost two of their last three games to drop to 8-4 on the year and were scheduled to play Salem, the No. 2 team in Division I at 9-3-1, on Saturday. But, thanks to the weather conditions, that game was postponed and as of Saturday morning still didn't have a make-up date.

"We'll see if a couple of other guys can get healthy," Central coach Brian Stone said.

Central was missing nine players in a 4-2 loss to Bishop Guertin of Nashua last Wednesday and would have been without four players had it played on Saturday. Those four players were forwards captain Mitchel Fortin, Andrew Kehas and Will Lyons and defenseman Parker Anderson.

Stone said Fortin and Anderson could be back with the team soon.

Fortin has been out with a broken arm since the holiday break. He had his cast removed and is now skating with the team in a soft cast. He could return early next week, but Stone said if Fortin had it his way he would have played against the Blue Devils.

"I love hearing it but it doesn't go that way," Stone said.

The Little Green is scheduled to host Nashua South (1-12) on Wednesday and Hanover (5-6-2) on Saturday.


<p align='center'>- - - - - - -</p>



Maybe the hottest team in the state right now is Nashua North. After a 1-8 start to the season, the Titans have won four games in a row and have knocked off the top two teams in the league, Manchester Memorial and Salem, in consecutive games. They beat the Crusaders (10-3) 3-2 last Saturday and then beat the Blue Devils 2-1 on Wednesday.

"We're playing a little better," said North coach Dan Legro. "But we have a long way to go."

Of North's eight losses, five were by just one goal.

Legro figures his team would have a good chance of making the playoffs by winning three of its last four games, but would probably need some help. Sweeping all four would obviously be the best scenario.

"All we can do is win," Legro said. "The rest is out of our hands."

The teams remaining on the Titans' schedule are Pinkerton (7-6), BG (6-6), Londonderry (8-4-1) and South.



<p align='center'>- - - - - - -</p>



Berlin junior forward scoring sensation Connor Jewett has continued on his tear. He added seven more points to his total last week and now has 70 through 14 games this year, putting him on pace to finish the regular season with 90 points.

He recorded three points in a win over Moultonborough-Inter Lakes and four in a win against Belmont-Gilford. The Mountaineers, who are 14-0, have four more games left in the regular season.



<p align='center'>- - - - - - -</p>



Merrimack's game against Bedford may have been postponed, but the Tomahawks don't have any letdown in the next opponent they face.

On Monday, Merrimack will host Dover in a make-up game at West Side Arena in Manchester at 4 p.m.

The Tomahawks come into the game atop the Division II standings with a record of 12-0 and the Green Wave are coming off a 5-3 win over Bedford, putting them at 8-3-1.



Mark Quirk covers high school hockey for the New Hampshire Union Leader. He can be reached at mquirk@unionleader.com.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

UNH research behind NFL crackdown on non-standard facemasks

Kings sign former Monarch to $20M extension

UNH's McDonnell seen as prospect to replace fired Buffalo coach

Republican candidate Scott Brown mobbed at UNH homecoming tailgate

Myrtle Beach Caddy Girls owner NH native Meghan Tarmey to be featured on ABCs Shark Tank

At Dartmouth, sidelines robot could be key to quickly diagnosing football concussions

Portland named best minor league baseball town in nation; Manchester #25

Hampton police: Motorist exposed himself to jogger

More than a decade in the making, motorsports-themed country club to open next September

Hampstead driver closing in on Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship

N.H. husband, wife coordinate, run Army 10-Miler Shadow Run

Seabrook's Charles Rosa steps up fighting game, signs with UFC

Nashua boxing pilot program for Hollis Brookline students this fall

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. driving fan experience initiatives, partners with Sporting Innovations

Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to take on Tilton's Jose Medina on October 24

UNH's Thompson takes leave of absence

Toronto Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk still has plenty of room to grow after breakout season

Keene State hoops program mourns death of former teammate killed on duty

Keene State College alumnus killed in NYPD van crash on way to providing security for climate change march

Grantland.com: 15 Questions for San Antonio's Matt Bonner

Former KSC basketball player killed months after joining NYC police in patrol van crash

Speed and thrills at Kingston hydroplane races

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!