New Hampshire D2 Top 8: #1 Dover Remains Unbeaten; #2 Keene Clouts SCB

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle
Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards 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 a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40

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RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
5Oyster River5111
6St. Thomas Aquinas7111

No. 1 Dover (4-0-0) doubled up Alvirne/Milford out of the break, 6-3. The Green Wave has certainly been efficient while outscoring opponents, 21-7. They are home against Winnacunnet Wednesday and visit Goffstown Friday afternoon (4:30 p.m.), a scheduling change from Saturday.

No. 2 Keene (2-0-1) returned to its NHIAA schedule with an 8-0 romp past Somersworth/Coe-Brown behind Jacob Russell’s 21-save performance. The Blackbirds visit Goffstown Wednesday and are home against Kingswood Saturday.

“It was great to find the back of the net as we have been dominating play and offensive zone time to start the season, but didn’t have many goals to show for it,” said Keene coach Chris McIntosh.

No. 3 Goffstown (4-1-0) suffered its first NHIAA loss to D1 Windham, 4-2. The week couldn’t be any busier for the Grizzlies with home games against NNS (Monday), Keene (Wednesday), Dover (Friday) and Somersworth/Coe-Brown (Saturday). The outcomes of the latter three will go a long way in determining where they fit in the overall pecking order.

No. 4 Somersworth/Coe-Brown (2-1-1) tied Oyster River before getting belted by Keene. The Bearcats host Merrimack Wednesday and visit Goffstown Saturday.

No. 5 Oyster River (1-1-1) played SCB to that tie in its only action of the week. The Bobcats also face a three-game week with visits by Kingswood (Monday) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Wednesday) preceding Saturday’s game at Spaulding.

No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas (1-1-1) knocked off Winnacunnet Saturday, 5-2, and has a single game at Oyster River on Wednesday.

No. 7 Kingswood (1-1-0) had a dark week. The Knights resume action in earnest with a three-pack of tilts: at Oyster River (Monday), against Lebanon-Stevens/Mt. Royal (Wednesday) and at Keene (Saturday).

No. 8 Merrimack (1-0-0) will not have played an NHIAA game for three weeks when it resumes action at SCB on Jan. 11.

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