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New Hampshire D2 Top 10: #3 Goffstown shooting to make a statement this week

New Hampshire D2 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Keene11211
2Windham21620
3Goffstown31320
4St. Thomas Aquinas41230
5Dover51231
6Lebanon-Stevens61160
7Kingswood8871
8Oyster River7870
9MerrimackNR491
10Portsmouth/Newmarket94110

*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.

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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