New Hampshire Boys D1 Top 10
For a brief while, it appeared as though No. 1 Bedford (5-0-0) was going to have “one of those days” Saturday against Trinity as the Pioneers jumped the hosts for three quick goals in the first period.
No matter – the Bulldogs responded with six unanswered for a 6-3 win that completed a season sweep of the series. Bedford has a home-and-home set against Londonderry this week.
No. 2 Bishop Guertin (5-0-0) climbs a notch after squeezing past Exeter, 4-3, in its only action of the week. The Cardinals, scoring at a seven goals per game clip thus far, face off with Windham in a home-and-home this week.
No. 3 Concord (5-1-0) bounced back from its 2-1 loss to Bedford on Jan. 24 with a 6-0 mid-week shutout of Windham. The Crimson Tide now faces a substantial hole in it schedule and doesn’t play again until a Feb.10 home date against Trinity.
No. 5 Hanover (1-2-0) secured its first win Wednesday against Bishop Brady, 5-2, after consecutive losses to Concord to start the season. The Marauders have that two-game set with Sakem this week.
No. 6 Bishop Brady (3-2-0) bounced back from that loss to Hanover and shut out Nashua South/Pelham, 6-0, Saturday. The Giants are at Manchester Central/West Wednesday and home to Bow on Saturday.
No. 7 Exeter (2-1-0) faces an empty week and then will play three games in five days when it resumes action at Hanover on Feb. 9.
No. 8 Trinity (1-4-0) rolled past D2 Goffstown, 9-4, for its first win on Jan. 25.
No. 9 Londonderry (0-3-0) has a tough double against Bedford this week.
No. 10 Pinkerton (0-1-0) remains on hiatus with a target date of Feb. 10 to resume its season.