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New Hampshire Boys D3 Top 8: D2 Goffstown Spoils No. 1 JSH’s Bid For Perfection

New Hampshire D3 Boys Top 8

RankTeamPR*WLT
1John Stark/Hopkinton11710
2Monadnock/Fall Mountain 21530
3Belmont/Gilford31350
4Berlin/Gorham41260
5Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes
7990
6Hollis/Brookline-Derryfield5990
7Kennett67110
8Pembroke/Campbell87110

As it turns out, perfection eluded No. 1 John Stark/Hopkinton, the result of its 3-1 loss to D2 Goffstown this past week. The General Hawks will have to be content with achieving an unblemished mark (17-0) within the division.

They bounced back from that Goffstown defeat to handle ConVal/Conant on Saturday, 6-2, before edging Monadnock/Fall Mountain in Sunday morning’s finale, 5-4, to complete a sweep of the season series.

How dominant has JSH been? The G-Hawks rolled up 104 goals and posted eight shutouts en route to a plus-78 differential.

By any measure it has been a spectacular regular season for No. 2 Monadnock/Fall Mountain, which surely is hoping for one more shot at JSH in the tournament. MFM handled both ConVal/Conant, 8-2, and No. 8 Pembroke/Campbell, 8-1, prior to Sunday’s loss. MFM’s potent attack produced 93 goals and a plus-57 differential.

No. 3 Belmont/Gilford began the season with four consecutive losses then proceeded to win 13-of-14 – the lone blemish a one-goal loss to JSH. They capped the regular season with its 4-3 mid-week decision of Kennett. BG yielded just 23 goals in its final 14 games after getting torched for 19 in its first four.

No. 4 Berlin/Gorham rattled Laconia/Winnisquam, 8-1, to close out the regular season. The Mountaineers will enjoy home ice in the D3 Tournament when it kicks off next Saturday.

No. 5 Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes jumped two spots into the Top Five by sweeping a season-ending home-and-home series from No. 6 Hollis/Brookline-Derryfield by identical 5-2 counts. It’s been an up-and-down season for the Lakers, who neither won nor lost more than three games in a row at any point.

Kevin Doyle

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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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