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Youth hockey: Fighting Spirit fall in shootout

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit lost Wednesday night 3-2 to the New England Stars in a shootout. A back and forth game saw the Spirit holding a 2-1 lead as the third period started however they were unable to hold on and ultimately lost. Forwards Christian Babineau and Nick Pino scored for the Spirit during regulation and goalie Adam Higdon was solid in net.

The Spirit wrap up their regular season with a weekend series against the Maine Wild. Saturday night the Spirit will be on the road in Biddeford, game time is set for 8pm. Sunday afternoon the Spirit will host the Wild at the Laconia Ice Arena at 1:45 p.m. This is the final game of the regular season however the Spirit have secured home ice advantage for the playoffs so there's still a chance to see the Spirit live.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:53

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Wolfpack snaps winless streak with 4-3 win

Laconia/Winnisquam slipped past Manchester West, 4-3, Wednesday evening. The Wolfpack (4-11-1) ended a six-game winless streak. Jack Decormier found the back of the net in the third period for the game winner. Laconia/Winnisquam hosted ConVal in the first game of a home and home series. The regular season concludes tonight at ConVal.

Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes finished out the regular season Wednesday with a 6-2 loss to Souhegan. The Renegades have to see where they will be seeded in the postseason tournament. The rest of DIII have games remaining due to makeup games from the inclement weather.

Belmont/Gilford stands alone atop the DIII standings after a 5-1 win over Kearsarge and a John-Stark/Hopkinton loss to Berlin/Gorham. Andrew D'Amour recorded a hat trick in the win. B/G closes out the regular season at Kennett tomorrow.

Boys' Basketball

Winnisquam's Christian Serrano reached the 1,000 career point mark in a 79-57 win against Franklin Tuesday night. Serrano finished with 26 points on the night. The Bears (14-3) finish the regular season tonight at Gilford.

Gilford (13-4) ran past Prospect Mountain, 68-45, Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles host Winnisquam tonight.

Laconia (7-9) ended a three-game skid Tuesday night against Belmont, 46-38. The Sachems head to Inter-lakes tonight in the regular season finale.

Prospect Mountain (7-10) fell to Gilford, 68-45. The Timberwolves head to Pelham tonight before the start of the postseason.

Inter-Lakes picked up their sixth win of the season and third in a row against Belmont, 46-43. The Lakers (6-11) host Laconia tonight.

Belmont fell 46-43 to Inter-Lakes Tuesday evening. The Red Raiders host White Mountains tonight in the season finale.

Girls' Basketball

Prospect Mountain fell to Kearsarge, 62-50, Tuesday night.

Round two of the NHIAA DIII tournament continued last night as (2) Gilford hosted (15) Newport, (10) Belmont visited (7) Somersworth, and (6) Laconia welcomed (11) Berlin.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:23

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Junior hockey: Fighting Spirit split weekend series

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit split in their weekend series against the New England Stars. Saturday night's contest saw the Spirit lose to the Stars by a score of 3-1. Ryan Dunfield was the lone goal scorer as he tallied a power play marker to start the third period. Goalie Adam Higdon was fantastic in net as he was tested early and often but was unable to secure the win.

Sunday afternoon was a better effort for the Spirit and saw the Spirit walk away with a 3-0 victory. Captain Alex Peddle led the offensive charge scoring 2 goals and adding an assist. Forward Brett Bittner was the other goal scorer in the Spirit's victory. Goalie Claes Endre continued his hot streak picking up his second straight shutout and 4th of the season. He turned away 28 shots in the game and solidified his spot as top goalie in the NA3EHL.

The Spirit are back in action Wednesday night as they host the New England Stars for the final time in the regular season. Game time is 6 p.m. at the Laconia Ice Arena.

For more information on the Spirit and their schedule visit www.fightingspirithockey.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:36

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Sun finally shines on ice racing club

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club finally got a break in the weather on Sunday for their weekly races. After dealing with several weeks of hash New England weather, an afternoon of warm sunshine on Lee Pond was welcomed. The Ossipee Auto Parts NAPA store sponsored the day's races providing fan and driver give-aways as well as the trophies.

With the Milton club having ice condition issues, several of the New England Ice Racing Association racers joined the Lakes Region club for a day of racing. Moultonborough's Trevor Greene showed the way in the Junior event winning both the qualifying and feature events in his #32 VW Rabbit.

The rear wheel drive division was up next. Last week's winner Fabian Smith took the qualifier while the 2014 Champion Tim Chase broke his rear suspension. It appeared that Tim was done for the day when he loaded his MR2 and left the pond. But in reality, Tim headed to his nearby home, welded the broken suspension, and returned to Lee Pond. Tim lined up in the feature and went on to take the checkers in a hard fought race..

The best race of the day was in the 4-Cylinder FWD division. Derek Jeanson of Sandwich led most of the race in his #58 Hyundai until Jack Cook of Moultonboro caught him with two laps to go. In turn 4, the veteran ice racer Jack went to the outside to pass and Derek over-drove the turn and spun into the snow bank. Jack went on to win.

New ice racer Pete Viano of Moultonborough survived a battle of attrition in the V8 Stock division for the win.

In the Modified division, last week's winner Tunk Berry of Center Ossipee suffered mechanical issues in the qualifier, ending his day unceremoniously in the turn 4 snow bank. In the feature it was Tuftonboro's Jake Williams' day. Jake grabbed the early lead and while DJ Mills of Wolfeboro Falls tried his best, there was no catching Jake who held on for the win.

The victory circle celebrations were special this week with the NAPA race sponsor, represented by Chris Moneypenny of the Ossipee store, giving away a nice tool chest, a battery pack, and a fuel can to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers respectively. Ossipee Auto parts also donated a tool chest to the 50/50 raffle won by Lori Davis and also provided each fan a souvenir package as they came onto the pond.

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races on Lee and Berry Ponds as long as the ice stays safe. The next scheduled ice race is on Sunday, March 1. Check www.LRIRC.com or the club's Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:32

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