2011-2012 - Bedford High School - NHIAA Division II Champions
The holiday tournament began a downward spiral that saw Bedford lose six contests in a row. The most difficult game in the streak occurred at Merrimack on January 4, 2012. After having carried the play through much of the game the Bulldogs would lose in the final seconds of overtime after seeing their opponents awarded a controversial tying goal with eighteen seconds remaining in regulation. Eight days later, facing a program record seventh consecutive loss, Bedford's underclassmen at a most unexpected time took control of the season. Tied 2-2 with Spaulding High School with four minutes to play in the third period and having two players in the penalty box Bedford Sophomore Mike Dee sent Junior Chris O'Hara in on a breakaway. As time expired on Spaulding's 5-on-3 power play O'Hara scored shorthanded through the pads of Spaulding goaltender Derek Scott. The goal would not only provide the margin of victory in Bedford's 3-2 win over Spaulding that night it changed the direction of their season. The Bulldogs would go on to win ten of their last eleven regular season games with the final being a 6-5 come from behind victory over Goffstown. Bedford's closing stretch raised their division II record to 14-3 and elevated them to the top of the standings.