CONCORD — Souhegan's game plan was to keep the puck in the Bulldogs zone and let them commit penalties. The Sabers last night executed their game plan flawlessly, beating Belmont-Gilford 7-1 in the NHIAA Division III semi-finals.
"We were clearly the underdog tonight," said Bulldogs coach Jay Londer after the hockey game. "They are loaded and just keep coming at you."
The Sabers quickly went up three goals before 10 minutes had expired in the first period. The first two goals were similar. They came on the power play with traffic in front of the net. Both goals came of of a rebound collected on the right side of B/G goalie Calvin Davis (33 saves) and flipped over his right shoulder.
The Bulldogs lone goal came late in the first period on a pass that was intercepted in the nuteral zone by Andrew D'Amour. The center skated in the offensive zone alone dancing around both defensemen and beating the Sabers' goalie between the legs.
The Bulldogs had only 10 shots on the evening. Belmont-Gilford ended the regular season 15-3 and the third seed in the postseason. The Bulldogs beat Kennett at home last Saturday for the first home playoff win. B/G will lose four seniors from this semi-final team. They will be bringing in six freshman for the 2014-15 season.