Home / High School Hockey / New Hampshire D2 Top 10: No. 1 STA, No. 2 Dover meet twice this week

New Hampshire D2 Top 10: No. 1 STA, No. 2 Dover meet twice this week

New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1St. Thomas Aquinas11010
2Dover21020
3Goffstown3931
4Oyster River7731
5Keene5640
6Merrimack6651
7Portsmouth/Newmarket4652
8Alvirne/Milford8741
9Kingswood9660
10Lebanon/Stevens/MR10560

Dover Arena will be the place to be this week as crosstown rivals No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas and No. 2 Dover square off twice in five days. The outcomes of those contests will go a long way toward clarifying or clouding how the final weeks of the regular season shake out.

STA took down No. 6 Merrimack Saturday, 3-1, in its only action of the week. It squeezes a Wednesday trip to No. 8 Alvirne/Milford between the Monday and Saturday dates with Dover. The puck drops at 7 both nights.

After falling to Oyster River on Wednesday, 4-2, Dover applied the brakes to its two-game skid by shutting out No. 10 Lebanon-Stevens/Mount Royal Saturday, 4-0. The Green Wave face Somersworth/Coe-Brown Wednesday between the two STA tilts.

No penalty for No. 3 Goffstown, which got doubled up by D1 Windham Saturday, 6-3. The Grizzlies upended No. 9 Kingswood Wednesday. They face off against D3 leader John Stark Hopkinton at home Wednesday and they are at home Sunday against Keene.

No. 4 Oyster River continues to rise, jumping three more spots this week. The Bobcats are 7-0-1 in their last eight after defeating Dover and tying No. 7 Portsmouth/Newmarket. Friday’s home match with Keene is OR’s only action of the week.

No. 5 Keene handled Winnacunnet, 6-1, in its lone game on Saturday. The Blackbirds get busy this week with Wednesday’s home game against Merrimack and trips to Oyster River Friday and Goffstown Sunday.

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.
Kevin Doyle
- 5 days ago