Girls' Hockey Championship: Mauraders maintain their reign
Hanover High School players celebrate following their win over Berlin in Saturday's NHIAA girls' hockey championship game at Verizon Wireless Arena. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Five different players scored for the top-seeded Marauders as they knocked off No. 2 Berlin-Gorham, 5-1, for their fifth straight Division I title.
"It's just part of the culture of the program now," Hanover coach John Dodds said about the Marauders' dominance. "We expect to win and they expect to work hard."
"Chelsey played unbelievable," Berlin-Gorham coach Tanya Rosenberg said. "She came up with some really big saves. It could have been much worse."
Eliza Laycock scored the only goal of the first period at 11:32 to put the Marauders up 1-0. Hanover then got goals from Sara Wagner, Caroline Howell, Ella Williams and Matti Hartman to essentially put the game away in the second.
"We were able to wear them down a little bit," Dodds said. "They were a little bit short on the bench. I think that started to take its toll on them a little bit."
Jensyn Dandeneau of Berlin-Gorham scored the only goal of the third period. She netted it with 5:31 left to play and the Mountaineers didn't get any closer after that.