The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Pee Wee I team, sponsored by Fay's Boat Yard, had a successful weekend of hockey. On Saturday the team traveled to Keene to play their Pee Wee team. The Lakers defeated Keene 7-2 with a hat-trick scored by the Lakers' Cole Reid and a playmaker scored by Brendan Hanaway. Trevor Gallagher added 2 goals under his belt and Trent Fountain took credit for another. Hanaway also had a goal, assisted by Reid. Nate Cammack, a brick defensive body for the Lakers, chalked up an assist as well in the game. The Lakers prevailed once again on Sunday, when the team hosted the Plymouth Predators. It was a close game, back and forth. Jacob Maheux was in net for the first half of the game for the Lakers and stopped many of the Predators shots. Reid achieved the first goal of the game, unassisted. With a great pass from Trevor Gallagher, Reid scored again, making the game 2-0 Lakers. The Predators fought back and came back with a quick goal, score now 2-1 end of 1st. Nate Cammack and Nate McCarvill both strong players for the Lakers, bounced the puck out of the home zone each time the Predators tried to score. The Predators came back with another goal quickly into the 2nd, making it a tie game. Colin McGreevy, now entering the net for the Lakers was determined to let nothing between the pipes. Blake Dunlap rushed the puck a few times into the Predator zone, but their defense quickly whipped it away. Trent Fountain was there with a big pass from Will Roberge. Fountain took a shot on net, but the Predator goalie managed to save it. Reid got another one past the opposing team's goalie, unassisted and it was now 3-2, Lakers. The Predators were coming on strong. Patrick Mohan, a hulk defense for the Lakers, stopped the Predator forwards from going into his team's zone. The Predators managed to find a path to the Laker end, tieing the game up in the 2nd, 3-3. Back to the middle for the face-off, defender Camille Pollak wasn't letting anything past her. She knew it was a close game and stood tough. Center Brendan Hanaway found the puck and entered a pathway through the Predators, with a quick, precise pass to Cole Reid, Reid put another one in the back of the net for a 4-3 win. Reid then earning himself another hat-trick for the weekend.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:09
The Inter-Lakes High School and Moultonborough Academy High School Classes of 2016 are hosting an I-LHS vs. MA Alumni Basketball Night on Saturday, January 11.
The games will be held at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith with the women's game starting at 6 p.m. and the men's game starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students and seniors. There will be a 50/50 raffle and concessions will be sold.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:05
Local boys' high school basketball teams will start their season tonight, while the girls' teams are entering their second week of play. Ice hockey teams will face off to start their competitive season on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Laconia Sachems (1-1) split the first two games of the season, dropping the first game of the year 50-26 to Newfound in Bristol on Friday night. The Sachems opened up the home schedule on Tuesday with a narrow three point victory over Winnisquam 48-45. The girls will host White Mountain tonight and travel to Franklin on Tuesday.
Belmont went 1-1 last week and will host Somersworth tonight and travel to Franklin Tuesday. Gilford is perfect on the year with two wins and will be home vs. Franklin tonight. Gilford will next will travel to Meredith on Tuesday to take on Inter-Lakes. Inter-Lakes dropped the first two games of the season over the last week and will host Prospect Mountain this evening. Winnisquam (1-1) will travel to Berlin tonight and play host to Belmont Tuesday.
Laconia begins its season this evening when the team travels to Whitefield to take on White Mountain Regional. The Sachems will try to improve upon the 5-13 record last season. On Tuesday Laconia will host Franklin for the home opener.
Tonight's action will include Gilford at Franklin, Belmont at Somersworth, Inter-Lakes at Prospect Mountain, and Winnisquam will play host to Berlin.
Boys' ice hockey
The high school hockey season is set to begin Wednesday for the teams that Laconia Ice Arena home. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes will begin the year on the road in Berlin. While Gilford- Belmont will open up the LIA schedule hosting Kennett. The Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack open up their season Thursday night on the road vs Portsmouth.
Lac-Winn will face off against Manchester West at home, while B/G will head to Hollis Brookline and Moultonborough- Inter-Lakes travel to Souhegan on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:03
A number of local 8th grade football players recently competed for Team N.H. in the prestigious Football University Tournament held recently at Bryant College in Rhode Island. The tournament consists of Allstars from the states of N.H. (including Maine), Mass., R.I., and Conn. competing against one another for a chance to advance to the National Championship held in Austin, Texas.
Representing the Lakes Region for Team N.H. were QB Riley Roy (Laconia), TB/S Drew Muzzey (Laconia), C Steven Towers (Laconia), OT Travis Adams (Laconia), OT Ethan Ormes (Gilford), WR Dylan Gansert (Gilford), LB Dexter Hanson (Kingswood), FB Tommy Pellerin (Franklin), G/DE Dylan Hixson (Plymouth), and LB/TB Garrett Macomber (Plymouth).
Team N.H. opened up with a game against R.I. and showed they were in the tourney to win it. N.H. controlled the action with a punishing ground game led by Muzzey (who had 2 TD's) and Macomber (who racked up nearly 100 yards on the day). When Team N.H. was rushing all over the field, Roy was throwing strikes to his receivers under the protection of Towers, Ormes, and Hixson. Team N.H.'s defense was just as strong as Macomber, Muzzey, and Hanson limited Team R.I. to just 3 first downs on the day. When the game finished, Team N.H. found themselves in the championship with a convincing 26-0 victory.
Next up was defending champs; Team Mass. Team N.H. tried their potent ground attack again, but found they were up against a much different team this time around. Sensing the need for a change, Roy went to the spread formation, which opened things up for receivers Gansert and Muzzey. Once the Mass. "D" softened, it was bruising fullback Tommy Pellerin who took over and was able to chew up large chunks of ground behind big holes made by Hixson and Adams. Unfortunatley for the youngsters from N.H., the experience combined with the speed and size of the Mass. team proved to be too much for Team N.H., as Mass. walked away with a 34-0 victory.
The coaches for Team N.H., Rod Roy (Laconia), Chip Nyhan (Laconia), Eric Shirley (Gilford), Mike Robbs (Gilford), and Bob Polish (Bow) had nothing but praise for their team. "What a great bunch of athletes we had." said Coach Roy. "They all played extremely well and showed not only what extraordinary talents they have, but also what extraordinary hearts they have. Team Mass. is a great football team, but our boys never quit, never got down, and never gave up. They battled right until the end. I wish I could coach this team of kids for the next four years because they are a special group of kids."
Team N.H. would like to thank FBU director Tim Snow (Winnisquam) for the opportunity to play in the tournament and a very special "Thank You" to all of the parents who supported their boys throughout the last 12 weeks.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 10:17