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New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 8: #4 Merrimack In Position To Make A Move

New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 8

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Keene1501
2Goffstown2820
3Dover3510
4Merrimack4410
5Oyster River6421
6Somersworth/Coe-Brown7331
7St. Thomas Aquinas5321
8Portsmouth/NewmarketNR330

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. 4 Merrimack (4-1-0) continued to impress with its 7-0 shutout of Alvirne/Milford. The Tomahawks take on D1 Nashua North/Souhegan Wednesday and visit Portsmouth/Newmarket Saturday.

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.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards 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 a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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