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Pee Wee Lakers shut out Concord Capitals

The Lakers Pee Wee I Youth Hockey Team, sponsored by Fay's Boat Yard, hosted the Concord Capitals this Sunday at the Laconia Ice Arena. It was their last Seacoast League Game until the big tournament in March. Not three minutes into the first, Laker Cole Reid flipped the puck in the net, unassisted, to give the Lakers an early upper hand. Laker forward Trevor Gallagher passed to center Brendan Hanaway in front of the net who deeked the Capital goalie and quickly passed it to Reid for another goal five minutes into the first. Laker defenseman Will Robarge caught a shot on net from the Capitals and sent it down the ice to defenseman Nate Cammack. With his quick hands, Cammack managed to get past the opponent and put another past the Capitals goalie for a score of 3-0 with just under two minutes left of the first. Concord tried another play on the Lakers from the face-off, but defenseman Patrick Mohan quickly stopped it and sent the puck to teammate Blake Dunlap, who with 15 seconds left of the first, buried another in the net. Lakers up 4-0 going into the second. Despite all of the chances the Capitals had to bury one in the Laker net, netminder Jacob Maheux withstood every shot from. The second period started slow, with both teams back and forth with the puck. Laker defensewoman Camille Pollak stopped many Concord efforts. With just over 2 minutes left of the second, Laker Trevor Gallagher snuck through the Capital defense and skated around their forwards for a snipe into the net, unassisted. The Lakers were up 5-0 by end of the second. The Concord Capitals just couldn't get one past Laker goalie Jacob Maheux, who recorded a shut-out through three periods.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:47

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Pemi Fish & Game Club holds first biathlon of the season

The snow was perfect and grooming excellent on February 15 at the Pemi Fish and Game Club in Holderness for the first winter biathlon of the season. Two earlier scheduled events had been cancelled due to poor snow conditions.

The event was attended by seventeen biathletes and wannabees who forgave Sochi to compete more locally. The match class, for more experienced biathletes, skied 1,000 meters and then shot five shots with .22 iron sighted rifles at targets placed 50 meters away. Each out, back and shoot is called a "bout" and the match consists of four bouts and a final out and back and ranking is determined by elapsed time. Scores are listed as a hit or miss with an additional 150 meter penalty loop added for each miss. The match class shoots twice prone (lying down) and twice offhand (standing up) with the bull's eyes approximately two inches in diameter for the prone and five inches for the offhand stages. Several participants chose to snowshoe instead of ski and they went on a 150 meter loop plus the penalty loops and shot all four bouts prone and at five-inch targets.

Top shooters in the match class (listed by elapsed time and the number of misses for each bout) were Oliver Pentinmaki, 40:19 (5-4-2-2); Scott Betournay. 42:16 (4-4-3-5): Ross Roetman, 42:40 (0-1-3-4) and Matt Roy, 43:10 (0-0-5-3). Note that Matt is age 14 and requested to shoot in the adult match class for his first ever biathlon.

In the snowshoe class, top competitors were; first-timer Kaitlyn Morse, 20:41 (0-2-0-0); Savannah Thompson (age 12), 28:33
(0-1-1-1); and David Morse, 28:55 (3-2-3-2).

The next and final winter biathlon for the season at the Pemi is scheduled for March 8. See the club website, www.pemi.orgfor details. Click on Biathlon and on Event Schedule on the home page for details or call match director Fred Allen at 603-968-9944. There will be five summer events that include choices of running, walking, wheelchairs or mountain biking with the shooting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:38

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'Pond hockey' tournament in April to benefit local high school team

The Laconia Ice Arena is hosting the inaugural Indoor Pond Hockey tournament April 4 through 6. The event will raise funds for the Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack high school hockey team.
Will Fay, arena manager, is excited for the first puck to drop. "We are expecting a strong turn-out, and hope for the event to be a great success for everyone involved," says Fay. "Frankly, we are borrowing from some of the success of Scott Crowder's Pond Hockey Classic held on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. The big difference here, is we are climate controlled, and don't need to rely on Mother Nature. We are re-creating the feel and bringing outdoors in," Fay added.
This year's tournament will be sponsored and operated by the Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack High School Hockey Boosters. Led by Walt Cammack and Kelly Dyer, the boosters are expecting around 100 players (20 teams). The tournament will feature an "open" division for players 18 and over, and a "vintage" division for players age 35 and over. The Wolfpack players recently volunteered their time at the Pond Hockey Classic in Meredith, leaving them well prepared to take on the 3 on 3 pond hockey tournament at Laconia Ice Arena.
Fay says the indoor tournament is designed to be a family friendly event. In the future he hopes it will include a youth division, as well as more players from outside the area.
Entry fees are $275 per team before March 1st, 2014 after which time the fee increases to $300.
There will be a maximum amount of teams allowed to enter. Each team is guaranteed 4 games for seeding followed by a single elimination playoff tournament on Sunday. Games will be played cross ice 3 vs 3, without goalies or on ice officials. All players will receive a welcome packet and t-shirt from the Wolf pack boosters. The winning teams in each bracket will receive a prestigious ice shovel trophy.
Proceeds from the event will go to support the Laconia Winnisquam Wolf pack High School Hockey Boosters. More information, and team registrations, can be found at www.laconiaicearena.com.
For those looking to get involved, there are several volunteer opportunities available. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Anyone interested should contact Kelly Dyer via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:36

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I-L-M unified basketball team to close out season in Laconia today

The Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough Unified Basketball team traveled to Berlin yesterday for its fourth game of the year. The Lakers couldn't come away with a victory but played a hard fought game. Spencer Perreault and Tim Brown played some great defense, shutting down the opponents in the second half. Debbie Bickford was the leading scorer with 8 points, followed by Pauline Donaldson with six points. Emily Ledger also had two great baskets for four points. To end the game Jeff Ryan hit a bank shot three from well behind the three-point arc. The following Lakers also scored: Ellie Cristiano, 6 points; Anna Brown, 4; Becka Grace, 2; Haillie Bessonett, 2.

The Lakers travel to Laconia on Friday at 3:00 for its last regular season game.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:17

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