New Hampshire D1 Top 10: #1 Hanover takes 3-of-4 points from Concord

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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It almost all went sideways heading into the final week of the regular season – not quite, but almost.

Not sure what to make of No. 1 Hanover’s week. While the Marauders shut out Concord twice – in a 4-0 win Wednesday and scoreless tie on Sunday – they also got ambushed by No. 6 Exeter on Saturday, 5-3. They close the season on the road at Bedford on Thursday and at No. 9 Bishop Brady on Saturday.

No. 2 Pinkerton climbs two spots in our penultimate poll. The Astros took care of business with one-goal wins against Exeter and Salem. They wrap up the regular season with three games – Monday vs. No. 10 Windham, Wednesday at No. 9 Londonderry and Saturday vs. Memorial.

Despite ceding 3-of-4 points to Hanover, No. 3 Concord stays put. The Tide topped No. 8 Bishop Guertin Saturday and wraps up the season Wednesday vs. Manchester Central/West and Saturday at Bow.

No. 4 Bedford, losers of two straight, drops two spots. After getting shut out by D2 leader St. Thomas Aquinas earlier in the week, the Bulldogs were upset by Trinity, 5-4, on Saturday. They finish the season at home with games Thursday against Hanover and Saturday against Central/West.

No. 5 Trinity is on a closing roll, having gone 6-1-1 in its last eight games. Saturday’s 5-4-OT upset of Bedford was the second Top 5 win of the season for the Pioneers, who also defeated Windham earlier in the week. They finish up Wednesday at Nashua South/Pelham and Saturday at Exeter, a game crucial to post-season seeding. The Blue Hawks have won 8-of-10.

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