New Hampshire D3 Top 8
*Overall records in parentheses
A straightforward week with nary an upset means the HNIB New Hampshire D3 Top 8 remains unchanged.
No. 1 Kennett (16-1-1) took care of a bit of pressing mid-week business, shutting out Berlin/Gorham, 4-0, to avenge its only loss. The Eagles also handled Laconia/Winnisquam, 12-1, and No. 7 Somersworth/Coe-Brown, 5-2, in a three-win week. They head to Sanborn Monday then close at home against No. 6 Pembroke-Campbell Wednesday and John Stark/Hopkinton Saturday.
No. 2 John Stark/Hopkinton survived a scare from Kearsage/Plymouth, prevailing, 8-6. JSH has home dates with LW Tuesday and SCB Wednesday before that key closing visit to Kennett.
No. 3 Berlin/Gorham (11-5-1) rolled past Sanborn, 7-0, before falling to Kennett. The Mountaineers host No. 8 Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes Wednesday and close things out with a Saturday trip to SCB.
No. 4 Belmont/Gilford bounced back from a lopsided loss to D2 Goffstown to outscore Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes and Kearsage/Plymouth by a combined 17-4 in two wins. They host D2 Merrimack Wednesday and close at LW Saturday.
No. 5 Monadnock had little trouble in wins against Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield, 8-2, and Pembroke-Campbell, 3-0. They wrap things up with a trip to KP Wednesday and a home date with Sanborn Saturday.