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Final Regular Season NH D3 Top 8 Poll: #1 Kennett tips #2 John Stark/Hopkinton in OT

New Hampshire D3 Top 8

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Kennett11710
2John Stark/Hopkinton21332
3Monadnock/Fall Mountain51440
4Berlin/Gorham31341
5Belmont/Gilford41071
6ConVal/ConantNR871
7Somersworth/Coe-Brown78100
8Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes8791

*Overall records in parentheses

No.1 Kennett (19-1-1), the defending State Champion, rolls into the post-season having won 13 straight after upending John Stark/Hopkinton in OT, 3-2, in Saturday night’s regular-season finale.

The Eagles walloped Sanborn (10-1) and Pembroke-Campbell (9-1) earlier in the week and outscored opponents by an unfathomable 115-20 margin during the season, posting six shutouts along the way.

No. 2 John Stark/Hopkinton had a six-game unbeaten stretch (5-0-1) that dated back to an earlier loss to Kennett halted by Saturday’s loss to the Eagles. JSH knocked off No. 7 Somersworth/Coe-Brown and Laconia/Winnsquam earlier in the week.

No. 3 Monadnock/Fall Mountain jumps two spots and has stamped itself as a club that bears watching come tourney time. MFM closed on a five-game winning streak during which it outscored opponents, 36-7, and has won 10-of-11. Kearsage/Plymouth and Sanborn were this week’s victims.

No, 4 Berlin/Gorham (14-6-1) handled No. 8 Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes, 6-0, and Somersworth/Coe-Brown, 5-3, in its final two games.

No. 5 Belmont/Gilford rebounded from a loss to D2 Merrimack to roll past Laconia/Winnisquam, 9-2, in its finale.

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