New Hampshire Division 2 Boys Poll
And so it goes for No. 1 Bedford (14-0-0). The Bulldogs were pushed throughout but made it unscathed through a three-win week with decisions of Bow (4-1), Dover (6-4) and neighboring Merrimack (5-3) to remain on top of Hockey Night In Boston’s New Hampshire Division Two poll.
How dominant have the Bulldogs been? The Dover and Merrimack games were just the second and third wins by fewer than three goals. Bedford has averaged six goals per game while outscoring opponents, 84-21. They seek to continue on the path to perfection this week against Spaulding and Keene.
No. 2 Spaulding (12-2-0) shut out Alvirne, 6-0, in its only action of the week. They get their crack at Bedford Wednesday night on home ice (Rochester Arena, 8), then are off until next Monday’s trip to Keene. Brent Phillips (25-13-38) is officially enjoying a monster season.
No. 3 Bow (11-3-0) bounced back nicely from its loss to Bedford by shutting out Goffstown (6-0) and sliding past Kingswood (3-2). Jake Rand (19-15-34) and Chris Fournier (15-15-30) form a formidable on-two punch for the Falcons, who take on Winnacunnet and Oyster River this week.
No. 4 Dover (10-3-0) left it all on the ice in its loss to Bedford. Saturday’s game against Timberlane fell victim to snow. Cam Crowley (13-9-22) and Kieran Lombard (20 points) lead the Green Wave, who face off with Alvirne and Spaulding this week.
Following last Sunday’s loss to Spaulding, No. 5 Windham-Pelham (10-4-0) had the rest of its week weathered out. Kingswood provides the only scheduled action this week, though a make-up or two seems likely to be slotted.
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