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New Hampshire D3 Top 8: No. 1 JSH Turns Back Pair of Upset Bids

New Hampshire D3 Boys Top 8

1John Stark/Hopkinton11100
3Monadnock/Fall Mountain3820

Just in case you were wondering – No. 1 John Stark/Hopkinton can win the close games too.

After having played nothing closer than a single three-goal game all season, the General Hawks were pushed to the limit twice by Berlin/Gorham and Belmont/Gilford (OT) and posted a pair of 3-2 wins. JSH stays on home ice for three games this week — against Kearsage/Plymouth Tuesday, D2 Goffstown Wednesday and No. 7 Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes Saturday.

No. 2 Belmont/Gilford had its eight-game unbeaten snapped by JSH in that OT heartbreaker on Wednesday but rebounded with a 3-1 decision of ConVal/Conant Saturday. A Wednesday date with Laconia/Winnisquam and Saturday’s visit by Sanborn are on the slate this week.

No. 3 Monadnock/Fall Mountain finally got around to playing its 10th game of the season, Wednesday’s 4-2 win against No. 8 Pembroke/Campbell. It’s a three-game week for MFM starting Monday at home against Sanborn, followed by a Wednesday trip to Kearsage/Plymouth and Saturday visit to No. 6 Kennett.

No. 4 Berlin/Gorham has been stuck in a win-one, lose-one pattern for awhile and that continued with Wednesday’s 3-2 win against Kennett and Saturday’s 3-2 loss to JSH. The Mountaineers are at MAIL Wednesday and return home for Pembroke/Campbell Saturday.

After squeezing past Kearsage/Plymouth Wednesday, 1-0, No. 5 Hollis/Brookline-Derryfield had its four-game streak snapped by Kennett Saturday, 2-1. HBD heads to ConVal/Conant Wednesday and returns home for Laconia/Winnisquam Friday.

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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