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Final Regular Season NH D2 Top 10: #1 Keene closes on 12-game winning streak

New Hampshire D2 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Keene11411
2Windham21720
3Goffstown31440
4St. Thomas Aquinas41530
5Dover51341
6Lebanon/Stevens61170
7Kingswood71071
8Oyster River81080
9Merrimack97101
10Portsmouth/Newmarket106120

No. 1 Keene (17-1-1) completes the regular season on top of the final HNIB New Hampshire D2 Top 10 poll. The Blackbirds, who fell in last year’s State title game, are focused on changing that narrative this winter.

Unbeaten since an opening night loss to St. Thomas Aquinas, they extended their NHIAA winning streak to 12 games with lopsided wins against Goffstown (8-2) and Spaulding (11-2) in the final week.

No. 2 Windham (19-3-0) is well positioned to make good on its pre-season goal of doing something memorable in its final season before moving to Division One. The Jaguars extended their winning streak to eight games with a 5-2 decision of Goffstown in their finale.

No. 3 Goffstown stays in place despite the closing losses to Keene and Windham. The Grizzlies knocked off No. 9 Merrimack earlier in the week.

No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas opened the week by dumping Dover, 5-3, to sweep the season series from their in-town rival; then finished up with wins against No. 10 Portsmouth/Newmarket and No. 6 Lebanon/Stevens.

No. 5 Dover (15-5-1) recovered from the loss to STA – that snapped the Green Wave’s seven-game winning streak – to shut out Winnacunnet.

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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