New Hampshire HS Hockey – Division 1 Top 10: Big Week Ahead For #6 Exeter, Winners Of 4 Straight

Brett Ricci
Brett Ricci
Brett Ricci joined HNIB in 2021 covering all high school hockey in the state of New Hampshire. Brett has been involved with hockey for over thirty years between playing, coaching, and writing. He spent time as a writer for Tavern Player Magazine as well as a online content provider for various sports teams and organizations. He resides on the seacoast area of New Hampshire with his wife and son and spends most of the winter months frequenting as many games as possible.

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No. 1 Concord kept up its winning ways defeating Bedford 3-2 in its only action of the week.  The Tide will have a busy week ahead when they host Hanover and Londonderry and then head on the road to play Pinkerton.

No. 2 Bishop Guertin got by Pinkerton, 4-2 in a weather-shortened week.  They travel to play Bishop Brady and Bow as they try to keep pace with Concord and ahead of the pack chasing them.

Make it six wins in a row for the surging No. 3 Windham Jaguars.  They took out Nashua South-Pelham 3-0 but have an eye on this week’s games.  A road trip to Exeter and a home game vs Keene will undoubtedly be a couple of big tests for Windham.

No. 4 Bedford had a full week off between games and returned to face Concord.  They battled but fell short, losing 3-2.  The following day they got a 3-1 win against Division 2 Oyster River.  Bow and Londonderry are up next.

No. 5 Hanover won its only game last week when they doubled up Manchester Central/West, 4-2.  Road games at Concord and Keene followed by a home game vs Bishop Brady make for a busy and challenging week for the Bears.

After an up-and-down start to the season, the No. 6 Exeter Blue Hawks have now rattled off four straight wins after beating Bishop Brady, 8-1.  They’ll be tested this week when they host Windham and then have a home-and-home series with Trinity on back-to-back days.

No. 7 Salem knocked off Keene, 2-1 in some late week action to hold steady in the seventh spot.  Manchester Central/West and Trinity will head to Salem and then the Blue Devils go on the road to Nashua North–Souhegan to wrap up the week.

Moving up two spots this week is No. 8 Londonderry.  One of the few teams that didn’t have a weather cancellation on Wednesday, they managed to complete a two-game week and they won both.  The Lancers defeated Pinkerton 5-4 and then beat Trinity 7-6 to improve their record to 6-5.  Concord and Bedford lie ahead this week in what could be their toughest week of the season.

No. 9 Keene dropped a 2-1 decision to Salem at home and unfortunately for the Blackbirds it doesn’t get any easier.  They’ll be facing Hanover and then a red-hot Windham team.

Dropping this week is No. 10 Pinkerton Academy.  After falling to Londonderry 5-4, the Astros got tripped up by Bishop Guertin, 4-2.   They’ll be hoping to improve on their 3-6 record when they face Nashua South and then have a date with Concord. 

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