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The Bedford High School hockey team begins it's first Division I season having ended their stay in Division II with three consecutive state championships and 28 straight victories. The Bulldogs will rely on players from a junior varsity program that has lost only one game in the last three years in addition to the returning members from last years state champions to build on the programs all time record of 98-37-4.

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2012-2015 NHIAA Division I Semi-Finalist
 
Bedford opened its first division I hockey season, on Wednesday December 17, 2014, at Sullivan Arena by raising their third consecutive division II state championship banner.  The Bulldogs scored first in the contest on their way to recording a 4-1 victory over the Nashua North High School Titans.  Two more division wins propelled Bedford into the Bauer JFK Holiday tournament with a 3-0 record.

A sweep of the round robin portion of the holiday tournament with wins over Manchester Central 10-3, Goffstown 6-0, and Hanover High School 4-1 advanced the Bulldogs into the tournament final for the second consecutive year.  The victories also extended the program's longest winning streak to 25 games since it's last defeat in a shootout to Trinity High School in the 2013 holiday tournament final.  The Bulldogs scored first in the Monday December, 29 title game only to see the Crusaders of Manchester Memorial even the score at 1-1 late in the second period.  Bedford created several scoring chances in the third period but Memorial sealed the Bulldog's first loss in 365 days with an empty net goal in the final minute of the 3-1 tournament final.

The 2015 calendar year began with a turbulent schedule caused by record snowfall and Bedford rolling to six straight victories and a 9-0 division record.  Their fortunes changed though on January 31 with the unbeaten Salem High School Blue Devils recording a 5-2 victory over Bedford at the Icenter in Salem.  The loss ended the Bulldogs regular season winning streak which spanned portions of three seasons and 31 games dating back to a 1-1 tie at Bow High School on February 14, 2013.  The defeat was the beginning of a four game slide that saw Bedford's regular season mark fall to 9-4.  On February 18th, with a 5-0 win over Trinity High School, the Bulldogs began a stretch of four wins in eight day leading up to the regular season final on Saturday February 27.  Leading Saint Thomas Aquinas 2-0 in the home final the Bulldogs surrendered three goals in the third period dropping a 3-2 decision to close out the regular season in 4th place with a record of 13-5. Hosting 5th seeded Manchester Memorial, on Saturday March 7th in the state quarterfinals, Bedford recorded the opening periods only goal by Tyler Gamble with Asa Palker and Donato Tempesta recording assists eleven minutes into the period. The Bulldogs extended the lead to 2-0 on Senior Brett Silva's goal at 6:06 of the second period.  Memorial responded just over a minute later at 7:45 with a Nick Burgess power play goal cutting Bedford's lead to 2-1. The Bulldogs turned the momentum back their way at 10:53 with Sophomore Jay Roberto taking a Jacob Rioux drop pass and scoring on a wraparound past Memorial goaltender Brandan McKenzie.  The Bulldogs started the third period with Matt Musgrave and Brett Veillieux combining to send Jacob Rioux in alone to score at 2:56 giving Bedford a 4-1 lead.  Junior goaltender Alec Lindberg would take over from there holding Memorial scoreless through multiple power play opportunities over the course of the third period. Nate John added the Bulldogs final goal from the right wing faceoff circle at 14:08 with an assist from Asa Palker advancing Bedford to the state semifinals for the fourth consecutive year with a 5-1 victory.

The Wednesday March 11th division I state semi final marked Bedford's first appearance in a playoff game at JFK coliseum since it's last playoff loss to Merrimack High School 3-2 on March 4th 2011.  The 8th seeded Bishop Guertin Cardinals dominated the scoring in the first period with Ryan Flynn recording the game’s first goal on an end to end rush at 8:42.  Justin Pearson doubled the cardinals lead to 2-0 just 11 seconds later from the right wing faceoff circle.  Pearson recorded his second goal on the power play at 12:42 giving Bishop Guertin a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period.  Bedford responded just 53 seconds into the second period when Griffin Gagne converted Nate John's setup from the slot with Asa Palker also collecting an assist.  Less than three minutes later at 3:36 the line pulled the Bulldogs within one goal with Palker one timing the puck into the net with Gagne and John recording the assists.  Bishop Guertin stretched the lead back to 4-2 on Justin Pearson's third goal of the game 4:46 of the final period.  On the brink of playoff elimination for the first time in four years Bedford would take a timeout with 2:22 to play.  When the Bulldogs returned to the ice with six skaters it paid immediate dividends with Sophomore Jay Roberto scoring off of his own rebound and Alex Abad and Asa Palker being credited with assists.  At 14:36 Roberto stunned the Cardinals scoring again off of Asa Palker's feed from behind the net to tie the game at 4-4 and send the Bedford program into its first overtime playoff game.  As the game worked it's way toward the early morning hours of Thursday March 12th Bedford Junior goaltender Alec Lindberg and Bishop Guertin goaltender Alex Hall would stop every scoring chance through a scoreless first overtime.  At :56 of the second overtime Bishop Guertin's Tim Trudel would finally interrupt the emergence of Bedford's hockey program.  Collecting a loose puck he skated it to the bottom of the right wing faceoff circle and fired a shot just under the cross bar giving the Cardinals a 5-4 victory and abruptly ending Bedford's 7th varsity hockey season.  Three days later Bishop Guertin recorded a one sided 4-1 victory over Concord High School in the division I state final at Manchester's Verizon Wireless Arena.

 
 
 
 
 

DateTimeOpponentLocationGoals ForGoals AgainstNotes






 
December 17, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Nashua North St. Anselms 1-0-0 
December 20, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pinkerton St Anselms 2-0-0 
December 23, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Alvirne St. Anselms 3-0-0 
January 3, 2015 6:20 PM - 8:20 PM @ Hanover Campion Arena 4-0-0 
January 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Trinity St. Anselms 5-0-0 
January 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central St. Anselms 6-0-0 
January 15, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Exeter Rinks at Exeter 7-0-0 
January 17, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Memorial St Anselms 8-0-0 
January 28, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Londonderry St Anselms 9-0-0 
January 31, 2015 4:40 PM - 6:40 PM @ Salem Icenter 9-1-0 
February 4, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Pinkerton Ice Den 9-2-0 
February 6, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Concord St. Anselms 9-3-0 
February 16, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Bishop Guertin St Anselms 9-4-0 
February 18, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Trinity St. Anselms 10-4-0 
February 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Bishop Brady Everett Arena 11-4-0 
February 23, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Nashua South Conway Arena 12-4-0 
February 25, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Londonderry Icenter 13-4-0 
February 27, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Saint Thomas Aquinas St Anselms 13-5-0 
March 7, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Memorial St. Anselms