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December 22. 2013 12:01AM

Latham's goal lifts North

NASHUA - Senior Jake Latham scored with 3 minutes remaining in the third period to put Nashua North on top and the Titans added an empty-net goal to claim a 4-2 win over city rival Bishop Guertin in NHIAA boys' hockey action at Conway Arena Saturday night.

The win improved North to 3-0-0 on the season. Bishop Guertin fell to 1-2-0.

"It was a great game," said North head coach Dan Legro. "Bishop Guertin is a great team. They always battle hard. We knew what to expect. We knew they would be hard skaters and finish it into the third. We're just glad it went our way today."

Jonathan Searles set up the winning goal, hustling to get to a loose puck behind the BG cage and send a backhand pass to Latham all alone in the slot. Latham wasted no time, ripping a wrist shot high to the glove side to beat goalie Adin Farhat, who had come on in relief of Griffin Scanlon, who left early in the third period due to a skate issue.

"After the second period we reminded the guys that our first two goals came from down low. That was the plan, to be aware of that and keep those coming," Legro said. "We were hoping an opportunity would present itself again and it did and we're glad we put it in."

Tim Paige closed the scoring with a long-range empty-net goal, firing the puck home from his own end zone with 33 seconds remaining to account for the 4-2 final.

Nashua North led 1-0 after the first period on a goal from Jonathan Wilson. The goal came 1:39 into the game when Latham fed Wilson for the quick shot to beat Scanlon.

Bishop Guertin tied the game at 1-1 with a goal from Connor Donahue 2:12 into the second period. Donahue blasted a slap shot from the high slot that beat Jake Genest, who was screened on the shot.

North reclaimed the lead at 4:55, striking on the power play. The Titans were pressuring with the man-advantage, getting off several shots that Scanlon turned aside before Searles buried a wrist shot from the left circle to make it 2-1.

The Cardinals tied the game again at 11:41 of the second. Jason Lutcza's shot was kicked out by the right pad of Genest, but John Krapian was able to pop the puck in during a net-mouth scramble to set the stage for the third period.

iclark@unionleader.com


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