New Hampshire D3 Boys Top 8
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.