NE Edge Squirts win tourney, PeeWees 2nd

The New England Edge Youth Hockey program had a great showing in tournaments in Lake Placid, N.Y.

With 6.4 seconds left in triple overtime on the 1980 Miracle Rink in Lake Placid, Chase McBride scored to give the New England Edge Squirt AA team the Can/Am Challenger Cup Lake Placid Tournament Championship, 3-2, over the New Jersey Dynamo.

On the flip side, the Edge PeeWees lost a 3-2 overtime decision to Plattsburgh, N.Y. In the Can/Am finals on the same Miracle Rink.

First, the Squirts: McBride was the star of the tournament, leading the event in scoring with eight goals and two assists for 10 points over five games, and it included a hat trick against the Minnesota Beast in a 5-4 win.

Matthew Ryan finished fourth in scoring with five goals – including two short-handed goals – and three assists for eight points. Other goal scorers in the tournament for the Edge included Bryce Larco, who scored two goals in the first two games; Nick Dias, who added a big goal in the championship game, and Kenzley Goode who added a critical goal in a 3-2 win over Dynamo earlier in the tournament.

In net, Riley Pelletier was stellar making 86 saves in the tournament on 97 shots for a 2.20 GAA, including a shutout in the opening game of the tournament against Hollydell on the 1980 Miracle Rink. His .886 save percentage was tops among all goaltenders in his division.

In the title game, Ryan scored to make it 1-1 assisted by Cullen O’Malley early in the second period, and the score remained tied into the third period when Dias lit the lamp with a power-play goal assisted by McBride and Ryan. Dynamo responded one minute later to tie the game at 2-2 setting up McBride’s overtime heroics. Jill Scanlon also played well, along with Braedon Dubis.

The Edge went 3-1-0 which was good for a three-way tie for first place with Dynamo and the Flyers. The Edge earned the nod into the championship because of their plus-5 goal differential. Dynamo was plus-6 and the Flyers were plus-4.

Each player received a gold medal and the team received a giant plaque and a large banner with all the players’ names on it to be hung at their home rink in Nashua at Conway Arena.

PeeWees

NE Edge earn silver medals

In the championship game, Corey Girouard scored two goals and Sophia Hausberger made 28 saves as the Edge PeeWee team earned silver medals.

Plattsburgh was the only team to defeat the Edge in the tournament.

In the championship game, just two minutes in, the Edge jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Girouard scored assisted by Anne McIntosh and Shaun Marion. Four minutes later, Girouard made it 2-0 on an assist from Marion.

Plattsburgh rallied with a goal in the second and sent the game into OT with a goal with 10 minutes left in regulation.

In the tournament, Girouard led all scorers with 11 goals and two assists for 13 points. Other goal scorers for the Edge included Ryan Catalano, who had three goals including two goals against Holy Name; Dylan Nutter, who scored two goals against Holy Name; and Anne McIntosh and Shaun Marion, who each added a goal and four assists. Sydney Nutter recorded five assists.

In net, Hausberger was impressive in the tournament making 106 saves on 120 shots with a 2.60 GAA.

In the tournament, Nashua went 2-1-1 which earned them a second-place finish and a spot in the championship game. Plattsburgh finished first with a 4-0-0 record.

Jake Sullivan also played well for the Edge, while the line of Owen Graham, Jake Oskirko and Brayden Goode made several key plays. As a team the Edge scored 18 goals, which was second best in the tournament.

The defensive foursome of Brian Chisholm, Shawn Czado, Joey Turner and Sullivan were huge keys, playing every other shift the entire tournament and a big factor in why the Edge only allowed 13 goals.

WRESTLING

Rebel NE Classic

Dewar, Dine claim titles

Merrimack Youth Wrestling Association seventh grader Anson Dewar and second grader Cayden Dine continued their strong seasons by taking championship crowns in the 19th annual Rebel New England Classic recently at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

Dewar rolled through his bracket with strong wins by points. Dine completed his stellar season by breezing through his bracket and pinning all three opponents.

Other MYA wrestlers also competed in the event. First grader Rhys Dewar placed fourth on the day with one win by pin.

Christian Chestnut and Jackson Meehan, grade 2, both took second-place medals with one and two pins, respectively.

First grader Collin Schuster, third grader Ivey Johnson, fourth graders Mitchell Krupp and Owen Forrest also competed in the tournament.

BASKETBALL

Elks Hoop Shoot

Nashua’s Sola takes second

Nashua’s Ariana Sola finished in second place with 16 free throws in the Girls 10-11 division of the Elks Hoop Shoot Region Six Championships. She was behind champion Faith Sjoberg, of Maine, who dropped in 21 free throws.

Cameron Pollock of Manchester won the boys 12-13 division title. Rounding out the other four regional winners were: 8-9 Girls, Ellie Legare of Maine; 8-9 Boys, Will Parkhouse of Conneticut, Joshua Kocis of Vermont and Peyton Cahill of Rhode Island.

The regional champions move on to the National Finals in Chicago on April 13-17.

BULLETIN BOARD

Football

HBJC registration is open

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Program registration is open for the 2016 season.

The next on-site registrations will be held at the Brookline Fire Department back room from 9-11 a.m. on April 16.

Prior to on-site registering, applicants will need to register on the NHYFSC site (nhyfcs.org). For more information on registration please go to hbjrcavs.com website and review the registration process located under FAQ tab as well as what forms are required.

For information regarding football, contact Fred Hubert and for information regarding cheer, contact Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

HBJC coaches needed

The Hollis Brookline Jr Cavaliers Football and Cheer Athletic Program (HBJC) is currently seeking applications for all levels of football and cheer coaching positions.

These positions include head coaches, assistant coaches and junior demonstrators.

For information or to complete an application, go to www.
hbjrcavs.com.

For football related questions, contact football director Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com. For cheer coaching questions, contact cheer coordinator Robin Giaconia atargiaconia@yahoo.com.

Baseball

Nashua Babe Ruth registration

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming Babe Ruth Baseball season. Registration forms are available at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall.

Forms are also available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and at www.gonashua.com.

All players league age 13 must sign up and try out to play on a Babe Ruth team. League age is a youth’s age as of May 1, 2016.

Deadline for registering is April 14. Any new players to Nashua age 14-15 need to register and try out at the dates listed below.

All returning players are asked to fill out a registration form before the season starts.

The tryout date for all players/age groups is Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at Ledge Street Field. A makeup date will be Sunday, April 17 at 10 a.m., also at Ledge Street Field.

Cal Ripken Registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 spring baseball season at www.nashuacalripken.org. Any child living in Nashua age 4 to 12 is eligible to play.

The registration fee is $40 for T-Ball, Rookies and Minors (ages 4-8) while AAA and Majors (ages 9-12) is $50 with a family cap of $75.

Softball

Nashua Park-Rec registration

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming softball season.

Forms are available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and at www.gonashua.com.

They are also be available at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall.

The age divisions are as follows, with all league age is age as of Jan.1, 2016:

Rookie League – 7 and 8 years old. Players in the Rookie League register and there are no tryouts. Players are assigned to a team.

Junior League – Ages 9-12. Nine-year-olds can register and try out for the Junior League. Any 9-year-old not making a Junior Team will be assigned to a Rookie Team.

All returning Junior League Division players do not need to register or try out as they return to their former Junior Teams. Only new players need to register and tryout.

Senior League – Ages 13-16, and all 13-year-olds and new players need to register and try out. All returning players stay with their old team.

There were not enough interested players to have either a Rookie League or a Senior League last year, but there will be registrations again this year in hopes of securing enough players to run these two leagues.

Tryout dates, which are subject to change depending on field condtions/snow, are as follows:

9- and 10-year-olds – Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m. at Roby Park.

11- and 12-year-olds – Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. at Roby Park. Note: makeup date for all 9- through 12-year-olds is Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at Roby Park.

13- through 16-year-olds – Tuesday, Apr. 26, 6 p.m., Roby Park.

Soccer

Nashua Youth registration

Those who still wish to register for the Nashua Youth Spring Soccer League and missed the March 6 deadline will be wait-listed and must pay an additonal late fee. The league is for youths in Nashua and surrounding towns born between Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1996.

Go to www.NashuaYouthSoccer.org to register for for more information.

Also, coaches and volunteers are needed.

Fundraisers

Crusaders seek donations

The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking help from the community in purchasing new equipment and uniforms.

Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063. Also, for more information on sponsorship opportunities, email necpresident
15@gmail.com ordeniserosher@comcast.net.