NHIAA Roundup: Central earns critical win in Division I boys hockey playoff race
Ian Beliveau turned back 33 saves to lead the Little Green to a 3-0 Division I ice hockey win against host Hanover at Campion Rink. The win evens Central’s record to 7-7, good for seventh place behind Nashua North at 7-7-1. The top six teams at the end of the regular season gain a first-round bye.
Third period goals from Cody Lappas and Jon Mathieu allowed Central to snap its four-game losing streak. Hanover dropped to 5-9-1. Devon Sprague and Parker Anderson each had an assist for Central which will host Exeter Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at JFK Coliseum.
Bishop Guertin 78, Pinkerton 77 (ot): In Nashua, Kyle Gavin tallied 25 points including a winning jumper in overtime with 30 seconds left. BG (12-3) was also led by Jack Zimmerman, John Noon and Andrew Williams with 12 points apiece. Pinkerton (8-7) was paced by Brennan Morris and Dave Faulks, each with 17 points. Matt Rizzo netted 13 and Luke Rosinski amassed 11 points.
Trinity 69, Winnacunnet 49: In Manchester, sophomore Amanda Torres tallied a game-high 25 points to lead the Pioneers (8-5) to their fourth win in five games. Lizzy Meehan tallied 18 points, Ashley Hill netted 12 and Hope Willard added nine. Hill and Meehan combined for 16 points in the second quarter when Trinity outscored the Warriors, 26-11 for a 41-27 halftime lead. Meghan Knollmeyer scored 14 points for the 9-6 Warriors.
Division I: Manchester Central will travel to Nashua North today for a 6 p.m. contest.