Laconia Ice Arena to host junior hockey playoff series this weekend

LACONIA — The Laconia Ice Arena will be hosting a junior hockey playoff series this weekend. The AHI Fighting Spirit from Waterville Valley will be hosting the New England Stars in a best two out of three game series.The Fighting Spirit have the top seed in the Northern States Hockey League following a 31-4 regular season. The series is set to begin tonight at 6:30 p.m. Game two will be Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and game three is Sunday at 3 p.m. if necessary. Tickets will be available at the door. The Spirit will be headed Las Vegas to compete in the national tournament in the following weeks.

The Fighting Spirit will make Laconia its official home in the fall of 2014. The Northern States Hockey League consists of nine teams, which come from Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Mass, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.