NHIAA Girls' Hockey

The last time a state girls hockey final was contested, in March of 2019, Hanover beat Exeter. Natalie Morhun, shown after the Marauders won the title, is still a key cog in the Hanover machine. 

We know one thing about the NHIAA girls hockey tournament: There will be a new champion.

Concord High and Berlin-Gorham, last year’s co-champs, were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Pinkerton Academy ousted the Crimson Tide 6-2 last Friday, and Hanover, led by its top line of Sage McGinley-Smith, Natalie Morhun and Meave Lee, beat Berlin-Gorham, 5-1.

Hanover has won 11 girls hockey titles in the 13 years the NHIAA has sponsored the sport.

Tonight in the semifinals at Dover Ice Arena, St. Thomas/Winnacunnet/Dover will battle Pinkerton in the 4:15 opener, followed by Hanover against Bishop Guertin.

The final is set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. back at Dover.