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Final Regular Season Vermont D2 Top 5 Poll: #1 Woodstock clear post-season choice

Vermont Division 2 Top 5

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Woodstock11901
2Mt. Mansfield21461
3Lyndon Institute41270
4Harwood31172
5Milton51081

Odds are the rest of the division likely wishes No. 1 Woodstock had remained in Division One. The Wasps wound up an unbeaten regular season by defeating Missisquoi, 4-1, and Burlington, 5-0. The Wasps, bounced in the D1 playdowns last winter, rank as the favorite in D2 this winter.

No. 2 Mt. Mansfield defeated Colchester, 5-0, and Milton, 2-1, and will be aiming to better its quarterfinal showing of a year ago.

It’s been a solid campaign for No. 3 Lyndon Institute, also a quarterfinalist last season. It closed with wins against Northfield, 4-1, and defending State Champion North Country, 4-2.

Whether or not No. 4 Harwood can replicate its run to the title game is an open question. The Highlanders defeated St. Johnsbury but lost to Milton, 2-0, in the final week.

No. 5 Milton also reached the quarterfinals last winter. The Yellowjackets split games this week, falling to Mt. Mansfield, 2-1, and shutting out Harwood, 2-0.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle joined the HNIB team in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. An award-winning veteran editor/writer of 35 years experience in the print and digital mediums, he has conceptualized, edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and their websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple NEPA and NEAP awards during his tenure as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and is a 2017 inductee into the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame. The Newburyport, MA native resides with his family in Epping, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40.
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