The City of Berlin will have on display tonight at Notre Dame Arena its three current hockey teams playing in crucial hockey games, starting at 3 p.m. with the Berlin/Gorham girls varsity hockey team taking on the Souhegan Sabers; at 5:15 p.m., the Mountaineer boys will take on Somersworth/CoeBrown; and at 7 p.m., its game two of the home series for the Berlin River Drivers squaring off against their arch rival the Danbury Titans.
It is senior/flashlight night for the No. 3-ranked, 12-4 Berlin/Gorham girls. The Mounties played at Brady/Trinity/West yesterday (results were not known as of press time). The Mountaineers were looking to pick up these two very important wins to keep them in the top four of the division I standings in order to host an opening round playoff contest. Also, senior Rylie Binette had 99 goals for her varsity career prior to yesterday's contest and, if the Mountie sniper picked up her 100th goal, the coaching staff was going to honor her during the game. The action begins at 3 p.m.
Next up, it is senior night for the Mountaineer boys. Berlin/Gorham is currently tied at 13-3-1 with Belmont/Gilford and their opponent today Somersworth/CoeBrown for the second spot in the division III standings. The Mounties will be looking to get revenge after suffering their worst defeat of the season earlier this year to the Hilltoppers 6-0. Berlin/Gorham has not lost on their home ice this year. Game time is slated for 5:15 p.m.
It will be the second night in a row that the Berlin River Drivers play host to the Danbury Titans. Currently the River Drivers are 20-14-1-3 with 65 points and sit in the second spot in the Federal Hockey League Standings. Watertown sits in the third spot just one point behind the River Drivers, and Danbury is deadlocked for the fourth spot at 58 points with a 15-17-6-1 record with Port Huron. Only four teams make the playoffs and with the season winding down, there is sure to be plenty of fire works in this one. Game time will be immediately following the completion of the boys hockey game. The night is also being sponsored by the Berlin Police Department in a tribute to the "Call To Duty Memorial." Money will be raised to provide scholarships for local students who are pursuing a career in law enforcement.