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Final New Hampshire Boys D1Top 10: Once Again, Bedford Is Top Dog

New Hampshire Boys D1 Final Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Bedford21731
2Trinity51461
3Pinkerton11630
4Concord31541
5Hanover41350
6SalemNR11101
7Exeter61370
8Bp. Guertin71280
9Londonderry88101
10Nashua South/Pelham98101

When you think about it, it’s an accomplishment that is equal parts absurd and astonishing. Since launching a program 11 seasons ago, No. 1 Bedford (17-3-1) has appeared in eight State title games across three divisions, winning six championships – three each in Division One and Division Two.

The sixth came on March 9 at SNHU Arena and it wasn’t close as the Bulldogs laid a 7-0 hurting on Trinity. Ten players graduate from this squad but a talented core of key performers are eligible to return for coach Marty Myers. Coupled with what may be the state’s deepest feeder program, there’s no reason to think the Bulldogs won’t be in the mix once again next season.

No. 2 Trinity (14-6-1) –with just three seniors – may have arrived a year ahead of schedule. Coach Mike Connell’s club hit the title game on an eight-game winning streak that included a 5-4 regular-season win against Bedford and a 6-2 quarterfinal upset of defending State Champion Hanover.

No. 3 Pinkerton (16-3-0) earned the tournament’s top seed and the division’s most consistent team owned regular-season wins against both championship game combatants. The Astros season came to a surprising end at the hands of No. 6 Salem (11-10-0) in the quarterfinals, 3-1.

Once again, No.4 Concord (15-4-1) came ever so close to a title game appearance, bowing to Bedford in an OT semifinal classic, 2-1.

After holding down the top spot for much of the season, No. 5 Hanover (13-5-0) closed on a 1-3-1 skid culminating in a 6-2 quarterfinal loss to Trinity.

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