New Hampshire HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 8: St. Thomas Aquinas, Somersworth/Coe-Brown Win Holiday Tournaments

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New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 8

RankTeam*PRWLT
1St. Thomas Aquinas 1500
2Somersworth/Coe-Brown3500
3Oyster River2300
4Merrimack8110
5Alvirne/Milford4010
6Portsmouth/Newmarket5210
7Dover6220
8Goffstown7110
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No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas (2-0-0; 5-0-0) knocked off Edward Little, 4-1, in the title match of a Christmas Tournament in Maine. The Saints return to action Wednesday at home against Merrimack before getting its first crack at in-town rival Dover Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Get there early.

No. 2 Somersworth/Coe-Brown (2-0-0; 5-0-0) swaps spots with Oyster River after claiming the Peter Hill Classic championship. Senior captain Aaron Bono was named MVP, leading the Bearcats to their second consecutive Hall Classic title (last played in 2019). SCB outscored its opponents 17-7 over the course of their three tournament games.and returns to the ice Saturday at Portsmouth/Newmarket.

No.3 Oyster River (3-0-0) hopes to build momentum from its fast start with a couple of tough tests: Wednesday vs. Dover and Saturday at D1 Bedford.

No. 4 Merrimack (0-1-0; 1-1-0) jumps four spots after it doubled up Alvirne/Milford, 6-3, in “Backyard Brawl” action. Sam Giles scored twice while Owen Miner and Ryan De Beaucort had to assists for the Tomahawks. Alvirne was led by two goals from Sal Pace. Merrimack heads to STA Wednesday and faces Spaulding at home Saturday.

No. 5 Alvirne/Milford (0-1-0) heads to Goffstown Wednesday before returning home toffee Kingswood Saturday,

It’s a three-game week for No. 6 Portsmouth/Newmarket (2-1-0), which sandwiches home games against Timberlane (Monday) and SCB (Saturday) around Wednesday’s trip to Spaulding.

No. 7 Dover (2-2-0) faces a tricky week with a visit to Oyster River Wednesday in advance of Saturday’s clash with STA,

No. 8 Goffstown (1-1-0) is at home Monday against Manchester and Wednesday against Alvirne/Milford before heading to Winnacunnet on Saturday.

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