Junior hockey: Wolves have 2 home games this week

The MJHL New England Wolves, a new junior hockey team playing out of the Laconia Ice Arena, will host two home games this upcoming week. Currently sitting in 3rd place, the Wolves look to gain four valuable points against their northern division rivals.
On Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. at the Laconia Ice Arena the Wolves will play host to the Northern Cyclones. Always an exciting matchup, each contest they have faced one another this season has been decided by 1 goal. Following the midweek contest, on Saturday at 4:45 p.m., the Wolves will host the Boston Bandits, last year's MJHL champion.
For all home games this week, all kids under age 14 are encouraged the "Paint the Rink Red", and wear either their Lakes Region Lakers away game Jerseys or any other red top. In doing so, all kids will receive free Wolves "Fangs", and have the opportunity to meet the team in the locker room after the game.
Congratulations to Madison, N.H.'s Dillon Smith, who was awarded 3rd Star Player of the Week by the MJHL last week. Additionally, coach Trimble who like to recognize the Wolves' sponsors; the Water Street Café, Jill Baron Illustration, Ztending Goalie Schools, Emily Clement Life Coach, Swift Cleaning and the Laconia Ice Arena.
For more information, visit- www.americanhockeyinstitute.com or www.scoringconcepts.com .

GIlford football's postseason run ends in Newport

Gilford headed to Newport on Saturday for the second time this season and came home with the same result, a loss. The Golden Eagles fell to Newport 38-22 in the DIII North Conference finals, ending the season 8-2. Penalties hurt Gilford throughout the game but were especially painful when flags caused two touchdowns to be called back. The Golden Eagles committed 13 penalties for 122 yards total, five of which were personal fouls.
Senior Max Troiano led the offense with 148 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Junior quarterback Carter Mercer threw for 242 yards on 15 completions with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Both of the Golden Eagle losses this year came in Newport. Gilford had the second seed in the North Conference with a 7-1 record. The Golden Eagles advanced to the conference championship game by beating Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough 28-13 the week prior. The Lakers had knocked Gilford out in the first round of the postseason last year.

Gilford JV boys cap undefeated season with tournament win

The Gilford High School junior varsity boys' soccer team achieved an undefeated season with a record of 13-0-1. 14 players scored goals with Codi Sanborn leading the group with 18 goals and 4 assists. Ethan Warren recorded 9 shutouts and was outstanding in goal all season. With a total team effort Gilford scored 59 goals and only allowed 6.
Gilford topped off the season by winning the inaugural Lakes Region JV Soccer Challenge Tournament at Moultonborough Academy. With 2 ties and one win Gilford made it into the semis, defeating Moultonborough 2:1 and in the finals Kingswood 2:1.

Laconia Elks hosting Hoop Shoot on Nov. 30

The Laconia Elks will be hosting a Hoop Shoot free throw contest for Lakes Region boys and girls ages 8 through 13 (as of April 1, 2015) on Sunday, Nov. 30 at Laconia Middle School at 10 a.m. Registration will take place between 9 and 9:45 a.m.
To register, youngsters must have proof of their ages and must have a parent or guardian with them. Boys and girls will compete separately and there will be three age categories for participants of each gender: Ages 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13.
Winners of the local Hoop Shoot will move onto the Elk's North District Contest, which will be hosted by the Plymouth Elks on Sunday Jan. 4.
For more information, contact Rod Roy at 520-4075 or Don Doherty at 524-3291.