New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 8
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With the exception of Goffstown’s 8-3 romp past Alvirne/Milford, weather wiped out the division’s Saturday slate.
What projected as a key mid-season clash between No. 1 Keene (5-0-1) and Merrimack Saturday went by the boards due to the storm. The Blackbirds blanked Portsmouth/Newmarket, 4-0, in their only game and will have had 10 games between games when Oyster River visits Saturday. Keene is outscoring D2 opponents, 30-7, to date.
No. 2 Goffstown (8-2-0) carved up Alvirne/Milford and is scoring at 5.2 goals per game clip against NHIAA foes. The Grizzlies will have to guard against momentum loss as they have a two-week gap in their schedule and don’t play against until Feb. 1 at Spaulding.
Saturday’s postponement left No. 3 Dover (5-1-0) with an empty week. The Green Wave hits the ice Monday against St. Thomas Aquinas, Wednesday against Spaulding and Saturday at Somersworth/Coe-Brown.
No. 5 Oyster River (4-2-1) shut down Winnanunnet, 3-0, in its only action. The Bearcats spend this week on the road at Portsmouth/Newmarket Monday and at Keene Saturday.
No. 6 Somersworth/Coe-Brown (3-3-1) halted a three-game skid with a solid 5-2 win against St. Thomas Aquinas. SBD is off until Saturday when Dover comes calling.
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (3-2-1) takes on in-town rival Dover Monday, followed by visits from Windham Wednesday and Lebanon-Stevens/Mount Royal Saturday.
New No. 8 Portsmouth/Newmarket (3-3-0) has a chance to make some noise when it welcomes Oyster River Monday and Merrimack Saturday.