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New Hampshire Boys D1 Top 10: Pinkerton Closes Regular Season On Top

New Hampshire Boys D1 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Pinkerton21620
2Bedford41431
3Concord31431
4Hanover11341
5Trinity51251
6Exeter61260
7Bp. Guertin81170
8Londonderry7891
9Nashua South/PelhamNR891
10Bp. Brady9891

Remember last week when we noted that things very nearly went sideways? Well, this week the other shoe dropped, resulting in a re-ordering at the top of HNIB’s final regular-season poll.

No. 1 Pinkerton finds itself at the top of the poll and as the top seed heading into post-season following a three-win final week that saw the Astros defeat Windham, 2-1; No. 8 Londonderry, 2-1; and Manchester Memorial, 7-0.

Pinkerton opened the season wit a seven-game winning streak; closed with a five-game winning streak; allowed a division-low 23 goals; and recorded six one-goal wins in its final eight games.

No. 2 Bedford vaulted two spots in the final week on the strength of its 4-0 whitewash of defending State Champion Hanover. The Bulldogs blasted Manchester Central/West in their finale, 10-1. Bedford heads into the post-season with the division’s most lethal offense – 89 goals scored and a plus-57 differential.

No. 3 Concord closes the regular season on a positive note after dismantling Central/West and Bow by a cumulative 17-2 count in the final week. The Crimson Tide finished second in the division with 24 goals allowed, posting six shutouts along the way.

No. 4 Hanover tumbled to its final position due to that decisive loss to Bedford. The Marauders halted their 0-2-1 skid with a 5-0 win against No. 10 Bishop Brady in Saturday’s finale.

No. 5 Trinity secured its Top Five ranking with Saturday’s 3-2 win against No. 6 Exeter. The Pioneers handled Nashua North/Souhegan earlier in the week, 7-2, and won their final six and eight of their last nine. Not a team anyone wants to draw in the tournament.

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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