LACONIA — The Belmont-Gilford Bulldogs ended the regular season on a high note Saturday by beating Souhegan 4-2. The game was meaningless in terms of playoff positioning to the Bulldogs – no matter the result, Belmont-Gilford would enter the NHIAA Division III tournament as third seed – but was a significant confidence booster as the Bulldogs had not beaten either of the top two teams this season.
The Bulldogs wanted to use this game to give some of the underclassmen some ice time to see who would step up. "We used this game to see who could handle the pressure," said coach Jay Londer. " We had two young men stand out in Ethan Becker and James Buckley today."
The Bulldogs headed into the second period down 1-0 until Becker found the back of the net on a rebound that was hanging around the post. Becker picked himself up from a check behind the net, gathered the loose puck and stuffed it between the post and the pad of the Sabers netminder. The Bulldogs wasted no time in taking the lead. Daryll Cahill collected the ensuing faceoff, found a path to the net and slipped the puck between the legs of the goaltender. The pair of B-G goals came 15 seconds apart. Cahill added another later on in the period. The Bulldogs scored four goals in the middle frame.
The third period belonged to Bulldogs goalie Calvin Davis, who stopped 19 Saber attempts in the third period and 33 overall.
The Bulldogs take the ice again on Saturday at 4 p.m., when the host the quarter-finals matchup versus sixth-seeded Kennett. The Bulldogs won both regular season games against the Eagles, 6-2 and 5-2.
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48 swimmers from the Lakes Region Wavemakers qualified for the 2014 NE Regional Meet held in White River Junction in Vermont, Feb. 7-9th. In the back row: Laurel Gingrich, Joe Bonnell, Kayla Phelps, Matthew Sundius, Rebecca Cook, Katie Gingrich, Sarah Sundius. Third row: Caitlin Dunleavy, Olivia Morea, Paige Fenderson, Beck Mclean, Kayla Cisneros, Alyxandra Huckaby, Anna Stankes, Eric Phelps, Madeline Hastie, Thor Burr, Coach Dave. Second row: Hanna Verville, Lauren Sikoski, Brooke Vetter, Jacob Dumais, Joshua Kelleher, Rose Sinkus, Kathryn Hawkes, Grace Shoemaker, Ethan Vachon, Bethany Tanner, Alexa Lazazzera, Garrett Shafer. First row: Makayla Hastie, Charlotte Philippy, Sydney Philippy, Tessa Tanner, Dagon Burr, Hayley Cochrane, Murphy Harris, Sydney Irons, Ela Goucher, Riley Pinard, Juliet Sinkus, Sydney Mailloux, Ayden Malloy. Not pictured, but also qualified: Alexandra Dimarzio, Maria Draper, Meredith Gerken, Jacob Green, Owen Sanborn, and Jack Schumacher. (Courtesy photo)
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MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club was on Lee Pond in Moultonborough again this week for the 6th race of the 2014 season. The week's mild weather and softer ice made for excellent races. The West Ossipee NAPA store, Ossipee Auto Parts, sponsored this week's races providing the trophies and prizes for winners and giveaways for the fans.
The regular hot laps were skipped this week to save the ice on the 1/3 mile oval. The first 10 lap features for each of the 4 divisions were run followed by an intermission. After intermission, the second features were run and a winner determined by the best combined finish.
The Junior division was dominated by Center Harbor's Cody Burn driving the newly repaired Nissan. Cody won both features for the overall win with Trevor Greene second and Garrett Poitras in third.
The V8 Stock class was again won by Moultonborough's Matt Morrill driving his beautiful black Monte Carlo. Matt powered to both feature wins for the overall, with Danny Cook coming out of retirement to take second.
A second place in the first feature followed by a first in the second feature gave Moultonborough's Matt Taylor the overall win in the 4-Cylinder division. Tim Chase and Scott Burns rounded out the podium. The overall win gave Matt the lead in the points race which he entered tied with Tim.
It was the Jake Williams show in the Modified division. Jake, who lives in Tuftonboro, won both features in his sprint car for the overall, followed by Jack Cook and Mike Horsch in second and third, respectively.
The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races every Sunday at 12:30 on Berry or Lee Pond in Moultonborough through mid-March. The club is hoping that the upcoming week's cold temperatures will allow racing next week on Berry Pond. 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. See you on the ice.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:32