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New Hampshire D2 Top 10: #1 Keene returns to a familiar perch

New Hampshire D2 Top 10

4St. Thomas Aquinas1820
7Oyster River7520

* Overall records in parentheses

The HNIB New Hampshire D2 Top 10 takes on a bit of a different look this week. An unexpected result or two will do that.

No. 1 Keene (10-1-1) returns to the perch it occupied for all of last season. The Blackbirds are unbeaten since a season-opening loss and shut out No. 8 Kingswood, 6-0, in their only game of the week. They take on Merrimack at home Wednesday and travel to Winnacunnet Saturday.

No. 2 Windham (12-3-0) moves up a notch after sweeping a two-game set from No. 10 Bow by scores of 8-0 and 4-2. The Jaguars have just a single game this week, a home date with Kingswood on Wednesday.

It was an odd week for No. 3 Goffstown. The Grizzlies started it by doubling up St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-3, for their seventh straight NHIAA win but saw that streak end in Saturday’s 5-4 OT loss to Kingswood. They stay at home this week to face Bow on Wednesday and No. 7 Oyster River on Saturday.

That loss to Goffstown knocked No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas down three slots. The Saints look to snap their two-game losing streak Thursday at Oyster River. They host No. 9 Portsmouth/Newmarket Saturday.

It was a strong week for No. 5 Dover (10-4-1), which took down Timberlane, 3-1, and Merrimack, 7-1. The Green Wave face Oyster River Monday at home, then head to Spaulding on Saturday.

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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