St. Thomas’ Wiswell notches hat trick in high school all-star game
Glen Wiswell of St. Thomas Aquinas of Dover helped his red team erase an early three-goal deficit with three goals of his own in an 8-6 triumph over the white squad in the annual New Hampshire Senior High School Ice Hockey All-Star game at the Rinks at Exeter Saturday. Nine different players scored and 14 players notched at least one assist in the game.
The white team enjoyed a 3-0 first period lead thanks to two goals from Brian Fraser of Salem and one from Curtis Harper of Londonderry. The red team climbed back into the game in the second period on two goals from Wiswell and one from Saints’ teammate Niall Foster. Harper, on the power play, scored again in the middle frame, giving the white team a 4-3 edge after the second stanza.
Mike Donlan of Londonderry (white) and Tim Tetrault of Manchester Central (red) exchanged goals before the white team scored its last goal off the stick of Connor Jewett of Berlin. In the final seven minutes the red team rallied for four straight goals. Mike Hayden of Souhegan of Amherst and Mike Dee of Bedford both scored 27 seconds apart and Wiswell’s third goal of the game at 16:18 pushed the white team into a 7-6 advantage. An empty-net goal from Dustin Lubinger of Windham/Pelham accounted for the final score.
Mark Feeney of Merrimack, Wiswell, Bailey Walsh of Pinkerton of Derry, Foster, Dee, Patrick Gagliardi of Bedford and James Perry of Timberlane of Plaistow each had an assist in the win. Jewett had two assists for the white team and finishing with one were Jake Latham of Nashua North, Eric Coburn of Londonderry, Evan Dalaker of Bishop Guertin of Nashua, Donlan, Harper and Fraser.
Six goalies played one period. The red team was led by Tyler Lucchini of Exeter (17 saves, first period), Devin Gillis of Merrimack (six saves, second period) and Ian Beliveau of Manchester Central (11 saves, third period).
Goaltending the white team were Joe Grant of Lebanon (10 saves, first period), Griffin Scanlon of Bishop Guertin (nine saves, second period) and Jake Genest of Nashua North (two saves, third period).
In a Division III All-Star game the white team beat the red team, 8-6. Garrett Thomas of John Stark/Hopkinton led the winners with three goals and Dakota Tyno of Laconia/Winnisquam netted four goals in the loss.