New Hampshire D2 Top 10
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*Overall records in parentheses
As the regular season swings into its final week, one club has a major opportunity to leave its mark on how the post-season ranking shakes out.
That would be No. 3 Goffstown, which travels to the teams ranked ahead of it in the HNIB New Hampshire D2 Top 10 – Keene on Wednesday and Windham on Saturday. The Grizzlies routed D3 Belmont/Gilford, 9-1, and outscored Alvirne, 10-6, this week. They played Merrimack Sunday night.
No. 1 Keene (15-1-1) continues to soar. The Blackbirds haven’t lost since their season opener and handled D1 Nashua North/Souhegan, 8-2, No. 9 Merrimack, 2-0, and Bow, 8-3, which featured Tim Greenwood’s 100th career point. After facing Goffstown Wednesday, Keene closes at Spaulding Saturday.
No. 3 Windham (18-3-0) bowled over No. 8 Oyster River, 8-0, tipped St. Thomas Aquinas, 2-0, and handled Winnacunnet, 6-1, during the past week. The Jaguars have a clean week to prep for that Saturday visit from Goffstown.
Another game to watch is Tuesday’s meeting of crosstown rivals St. Thomas Aquinas and Dover. STA won the previous meeting, 4-1, on Jan. 15 – Dover’s last loss.
No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas rebounded from that loss to Windham by smacking Spaulding Saturday, 7-1. Following the Dover game, they head to No. 10 Portsmouth/Newmarket on Wednesday and finish at home Saturday against No. 6 Lebanon/Stevens.
No. 5 Dover (14-4-1) dispatched LS in its only action, extending its winning streak to seven games. In addition to the date with STA, the Green Wave closes at WInnacunnet Saturday.