A glance at the past week’s top high school boys and girls hockey performers, and some upcoming games to watch
Brendan Doyle, sr., F, Exeter
Held without a goal in the Blue Hawks� first four games this season, Doyle now has at least one in seven straight. On Monday night, he scored twice, including the game-winner with 2.8 seconds remaining in Exeter�s 4-3 win over Arlington Catholic (Mass.). He scored two more in Wednesday’s win over Londonderry and has 14 total during his current scoring streak.
Gage Gagne, sr., F, Somersworth/Coe-Brown
The senior had two goals and an assist in a 7-1 win over Portsmouth/Newmarket on Monday, helping the Bearcats (6-4-1) win their third straight.
Cooper Kinnaly, soph., D, Winnacunnet
Kinnaly filled the stat sheet with two goals and two assists in the Warriors� 5-2 win over Alvirne/Milofrd on Monday. Winnacunnet has won three of its last six after an 0-6 start.
Will MacLean, sr., F/D, St. Thomas
MacLean had two goals in the Saints� 4-3 win over rival Keene. The defending D-II champs added a win over Kingswood this week and is now 7-3-1 on the season.
Leah Burns, sr., F, Exeter
Burns scored a hat trick on Senior Night to highlight Saturday�s 8-0 win over ConVal/Conant.
Payton Fleury, fr., F, St. Thomas/Winnacunnet/Dover
Fleury�s second hat trick of the season helped the Saints claim a 9-3 win over Manchester Central/Memorial on Saturday.
Erin Gray, sr., G, York/Traip/Marshwood
Gray�s shutout sent the Wildcats (8-10) into the Southern Maine playoffs riding a three-game win streak.
GAMES TO WATCH
Portsmouth/Newmarket at Oyster River, Sunday, 8 p.m.
The Bobcats will enter this rare Sunday night game as a top-five team in Division II. The ClipperMules are looking to stay in the playoff hunt. This one will be played at the Whittemore Center.
St. Thomas/Winnacunnet/Dover at Exeter, Saturday, 7:20 p.m.
Interesting local matchup between teams in the upper half of the league. This game doubles as Exeter�s annual �Stick it to Stigma� game at The Rinks to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.
� Ryan O�Leary