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New Hampshire D2 Top 10: An impressive week for No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas

New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1St. Thomas Aquinas11320
2Dover21330
3Goffstown31231
4Keene4950
5Oyster River5762
6Merrimack6852
7Alvirne/Milford7862
8Lebanon-Stevens/MR8771
9Kingswood10870
10Portsmouth/Newmarket9682

There is only one minor change at the bottom of the rankings as the regular season swings into its final week.

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas kicked off an impressive week with a shutdown 4-0 performance against D1 stalwart Bedford and followed up with a rout of Spaulding on Saturday. The Saints close the NHIAA portion of their schedule Wednesday at No. 10 Portsmouth/Newmarket before wrapping it up with a visit to Maine Class A No. 4 St. Dom’s on Saturday.

No. 2 Dover took care of business in its only game of the week, handling No. 9 Kingswood with relative ease Saturday. The Green Wave face off with Oyster River on Wednesday and head to Spaulding for Saturday’s finale.

No. 3 Goffstown sandwiched a pair of one-goal wins against Keene (4-3) and Oyster River (5-4) around a decision of Winnacunnet for a three-win week. The Grizzlies finish on the road with trips to undefeated D3 leader John Stark/Hopkinton on Wednesday and No. 7 Alvirne/Milford Saturday.

No. 4 Keene maintains the inside track to securing the last bye into the tournament quarterfinals. The Blackbirds bounced back from that loss to Goffstown to knock off No. 6 Merrimack and Alvirne/Milford in succession. Keene closes on the road at D1 Manchester Central/West and Somersworth/Coe-Brown.

As quickly as it unleashed an eight-game mid-season winning streak, No. 5 Oyster River has now dropped three straight. The Bobcats dropped games to Kingswood and Goffstown this week and aim to finish strong during a three-game week that includes trips to Alvirne/Milford, Dover and Merrimack.

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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