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New Hampshire D2 Poll: Keene controls defending State Champ

New Hampshire D2 Poll

6St. Thomas Aquinas5340
9Oyster RiverNR330

The disparity between No. 1 Keene and nearly every Division 2 opponent is plain to see. The Blackbirds have allowed more than one goal in a game once all season while racking up a 46-7 differential.

Defending State Champion Windham, riding a four-game winning streak, was the latest to fall Saturday night, 4-1. It’s a light week for Keene, which visits No. 7 Kingswood Wednesday in its only action.

No. 2 Bow kept pace, stretching its winning streak to seven games with lopsided wins against Alvirne and No. 9 Oyster River. The Falcons could put some distance between themselves and the rest of the pack this week – after taking on D1 Bishop Brady Monday they have a Wednesday-Saturday home-and-home with Windham.

No. 3 Windham knocked off No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas before falling to Keene. The results of this week’s games against Bow will go a long way toward shaping the second half of the season for both clubs.

No. 4 Goffstown holds steady. The Grizzlies rebounded from a one-goal loss against D1 Nashua South/Pelham with an 11-1 rout of Winnacunnet. Visits to Lebanon/Stevens and St. Thomas Aquinas are on tap this week.

No. 5 Dover seems to have hit its stride and earns a Top Five spot on the strength of a three-win week against STA, Nashua South/Pelham and Alvirne. The Green Wave host Timberlane and travel to Merrimack this week.

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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