Gorham athletes win sportsmanship award

Gorham High School Athletic Director Bill Goodrich (right) stands with 2018 alumni and 2019 senior athletes as he unveils the New Hampshire Athletic Association’s 2018-19 Sportsmanship Award. (STEVE ENMAN PHOTO)

In speaking with Terry Letarte of the Berlin Recreation Department, the upcoming winter ski program for local students will be starting soon and we wanted to update everyone on what is going on.

Once again the Berlin Recreation Department,  in cooperation with the Berlin Elementary School and Wildcat Mountain, will be offering a great ski program for Berlin students in grades 3-6.  

The program, which is a Wildcat Mountain-led instructional ski program, will officially begin on Thursday, Jan. 9, for fifth and sixth graders, and Friday, Jan. 10, for third and fourth graders.  

The kids will be transported from their school to Wildcat Mountain at 11:30 a.m., have lessons with Wildcat Mountain-trained ski instructors from 1-3 p.m., with a little time after for free skiing with chaperones before the buses transport the kids back to their school for 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $100/student for lessons, with an additional $50 to rent equipment.  

Scholarships are available, and already 12 students have been awarded these scholarships, courtesy of Wildcat Mountain.  

Also, there is a special “fitting day” scheduled for Dec. 13-14, at Wildcat Mountain from noon-4 p.m., where students can actually get their equipment fitted prior to the first day of lessons, to save time and energy later.  

Parents must make arrangements to get their children to the ski area for this very helpful event.

This program is set up where skiing only will be taught to  third graders, while fourth through sixth graders can choose skiing or snowboarding.  

The registration/sign-up deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Berlin Recreation Department, with information available by calling (603) 752-2010.


North Country Hockey League results

Monday night’s action in the North Country Hockey League saw Amoskeag defeat Town and Country, 6-1, while Mr. Pizza also lit the lamp six times as they conquered the Pub, 6-2, in the nightcap.

Amoskeag scored the first four goals, one in the first at 10:51 by Al Martin from Mike Wedge and Mark Bisson, two in the second period, at 6:00, by Tom Bisson from Zack Perreault, then at 9:48, with Bobby Hill scoring with the assist going to Tyler Martin, and finally at 1:52 of Period 3, with the goal going to Wedge with assists from the Bisson boys.  

The Town and Country scored their lone goal shortly after (2:28) by Jeff Oneil, assisted by Jeremy Eafrati.

Amoskeag answered with two more goals, one at 4:41 off the stick of Al Martin (No. 2) from Perreault  and the final one at 10:21, Tyler Martin  from Mark Bisson and Wedge.  

Amoskeag’s goalie Scat Middleton had 11 saves and Nate Leborgne had 16 for T&C.

In Game 2, Mr. Pizza’s Justin Montelin scored at 4:41 with an assist from Sawyer Sanschagrin in the first period, then at 0:44 of Period 2, Travis L’Heureux lit the lamp with help from Jay Poulin to give Mr. Pizza a 2-0 edge.  

Just 14 seconds later, the Pub scored when Justin Jacques found the back of the net, with a nice set-up from Nate Accardi and Craig Villeneuve to narrow the gap to 2-1.

Erik Gilbeault got that goal back at 7:11, when Poulin set him up to give the Pizza crew a 3-1 lead after two periods.

 The Pub scored at the 14 second mark of Period 3 to get them back into the game-that goal came off the stick of Evan Bledsoe, assisted by Carlos Borrayo.

Mr. Pizza came roaring back with three goals, the first at 2:26 (Jay Poulin from L’heureux and Gilbeault), 5:54 (Sanschagrin from Cam Cochran and Al Halle), and at 10:14 (Cochran, unassisted), to win handily by that 6-2 score.   

Mr. Pizza’s Johnny Parkhurst had 22 saves in the win, while Zach Cascadden was busy with 26 saves on the other end.

Next games will be Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 and 8:15 p.m.

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