2 Wolfpack players earn hat tricks in win over Renegades

On Saturday, February 15th, the Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack played the Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes Renegades at the Laconia Ice Arena, looking to rebound from a loss to Belmont-Gilford on Wednesday. The Wolfpack began the game with an aggressive attack and put a number of shots on the Renegades' goal. The Wolfpack finally found the back of the net with Kolby Fournier (senior-Laconia) getting a great pass from Bryce Ricker (sophomore-Laconia) to score with 1:18 left in the first period. On the ensuing face off, the Wolfpack quickly got into the Renegades end and put another goal in :09 seconds later as Dylan Martel (senior-Laconia) broke in and fired a wrist shot into the net. With another burst of speed off the faceoff, Martel put his second goal in :20 seconds later to close the first period with the Wolfpack up 3-1. The Wolfpack increased the lead in the second period, with goals from DK Tyno (senior-Winnisquam), Ricker and Martel netting his third for the hat-trick. The third period saw the Wolfpack continue the scoring with Fournier getting a hat-trick notching two goals in the third. The Wolfpack closed the game with an 8-2 win over the Renegades. With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 5-8 on the season and currently sits in seventh place in NHIAA's Division III.

Ice racers take to Lee Pond

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club moved to Lee Pond in Moultonboro last Sunday for its weekly races. The special sharpened chains dig large ruts and groves in the tracks, making fresh tracks a necessity nearly every week. Lots of families were among the fans that gathered on the ice for the 4th race of the season. The trophy sponsor for this week's racing was the At Your Service NH Waste Management company serving the Lakes Region.

The day started with hot laps and the first features for each of the four divisions. After intermission the second features were run and a winner was determined by the best combined finish.

The junior division was dominated by Moultonboro's Trevor Greene who won both features for the overall win. Daniele Bouchers of Meredith took second, with Cody Burns taking third in his S10 pickup.

The V8 Stock class was again dominated by Moultonboro's Matt Morrill driving his black Monte Carlo. Matt powered to both feature wins for the overall, with Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee and Tim Chase of Northfield finishing second and third respectively.

Tim Chase had the 4 Cylinder field covered this week, winning both features in his beautifully prepared Toyota MR2. Tim commented in victory circle "I was bouncing around a lot on the rough track. The MR2 is a pretty light car". Matt Taylor and Chris Taylor, driving his sister's car, took second and third places.

The Modified division turned in to the "Jake Williams show" this week. Driving his sprint car Jake won both features using the outside to do his passing. Jack Cook and Fred Fecteau rounded out the modified winners circle.

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races every Sunday at 12:30 on Berry or Lee Pond in Moultonboro from January through mid-March. Check the club's website at www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.com or the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.

Alton boy races to 3rd place Snocross finish at event in Salamanca, N.Y.

ALTON – Twelve-year-old Tucker Kierstead of Alton has a passion for racing snowmobiles, that is. And this past weekend (Feb. 7-8) proved no different, as Kierstead traveled with his team, AMS Racing, to Salamanca, NY to compete in an International Series of Champions (ISOC) Snocross event with racers from all over the country. Kierstead, who has been racing since the age of seven, raced his way to an impressive third-place podium finish in the National Junior Novice 10-13 (year-old) division. Riding his Arctic Cat SnoPro 500, sponsored locally by Andrew's Marine Service, Eastern Propane and HK Powersports, Kierstead battled his competitors, as well as frigid temperatures, to hold his position on the track and bring home some glory. (The full weekend of racing brought Kierstead three third-place finishes in his race classes.)

The race weekend in Salamanca, NY was Kierstead's fifth stop on his busy racing circuit with East Coast Snocross (ECS). ECS, based out of Cheshire, CT, is the eastern affiliate of ISOC, which is the national sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the United States. Kierstead will travel to three more race venues with ECS, including a weekend in Rumney, NH, before his 2013-2014 race season comes to a close.

Kierstead, in his sixth season of racing, is currently the points leader in his race classes through ECS. With perseverance and some hard racing, his goal is to stay ahead of the competition and finish strong. And, after watching Snocross Champion Tucker Hibbert dominate at the Salamanca event, Kierstead has returned home with even more determination to do the same.

For Kierstead's race results, along with his upcoming race schedule, visit www.eastcoastsnocross.com. Check out the national race results and TV replay schedule for the Salamanca event on www.isocracing.com.

Lacrosse Club looking for boys & girls for 2014 season

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club has begun registration for the 2014 season and is hosting information nights in two locations.
The club runs 8 teams, U-9, U-11, U-13, and U15 for both girls and boys.

The club is open to girls and boys of all abilities, ages 7 to 15, who reside in the Gilford school district and surrounding towns that do
not currently have a youth lacrosse team. These towns include, but are not limited to, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Alton, Sanbornton, and Tilton.

The season runs from April to June and practices are 2-3 times a week with games on Sundays.

The information nights are scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Gilford Town Hall and Sunday, February 23 from
4:30 to 6:30pm at the Tilton Sports Center where you can watch a live indoor lacrosse game.

Registration is currently open to returning LRLC players and will be open for new players on February 19.

For more information and to register, visit the LRLC website at www.lrlacrosse.org.