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New Hampshire D2 Poll: #1 Windham has been dominant

New Hampshire D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Windham1400
2St. Thomas Aquinas4300
3Dover3310
4Keene5210
5Bow2120
6Oyster RiverNR200
7Goffstown7310
8Portsmouth/Newmarket8120
9WinnacunnetNR210
10Lebanon/Stevens10120

No. 1 Windham is on the prowl in its final season before moving up to Division 1. The Jaguars have steamrolled their first four opponents by a combined 26-1 margin. They don’t face a fellow Top 5 team until Jan. 10.

No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas opened with a 5-2 win against 2017 State finalist Keene and has been on top of its game under new coach Wayne Sheehan. A key clash against defending State champion Bow awaits on Jan. 2.

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No. 3 Dover opened with three straight wins, including a 5-2 decision of reigning Bow, but had its roll slowed by an upset loss to No. 8 Portsmouth/Newmarket. The Green Wave head to Conway during the holiday break for the Peter Hall Classic hosted by D3 Kennett.

No. 4 Keene rebounded from its opening loss to STA by handling Portsmouth/Newmarket before outgunning Bow, 6-2, in a rematch of last year’s championship game. The Blackbirds are at Dover on Jan. 3.

That No. 5 Bow dropped back-to-back games may not be surprising to some. The fact the Falcons were outscored by an 11-4 aggregate in those games may be. The Jan. 2 date with STA could be critical.

Of note: No. 9 Winnacunnet, 0-18-0 a year ago, won its first game since March of 2016 when it defeated Alvirne on Dec. 16, then followed that up with a 5-3 win against Spaulding.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

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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