New Hampshire D2 Top 10
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* 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.