New Hampshire HS Hockey: Division I Top Ten Poll

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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New Hampshire Division 1 Boys Poll

RankTeamWLT
1Salem300
2Nashua North200
3Bishop Guertin110
4St. Thomas Aquinas110
5Manchester Memorial201
6Trinity110
7Hanover110
8Manchester Central110
9Londonderry120
10Pinkerton101

*Updated 12/30/13

A fast start in league play – including a solid 5-2 road win at Bishop Guertin – coupled with four wins in four outings at its own Tuscan Blue Devils Classic – one of them a 3-1 decision of Division 1 Massachusetts entry Mansfield – earns Salem (3-0-0) the top spot in the first regular-season poll.

 

No. 2 Nashua North (2-0-0), unranked to start the season, has averaged seven goals per game in two league wins and powered its way into the Conway Tournament title game.

 

No. 3 Bishop Guertin (1-1-0) will look to build on experience gained at the Mt. Saint Charles (RI) Tournament, including a 4-0 win against LaSalle College HS (PA).

 

No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (1-1-0), the pre-season No. 1, dropped its opener but will look to gain momentum from its 2-0 win against Dover at the Heuchling/Swift Memorial Classic.

 

No. 5 Manchester Memorial (2-0-1) is off to a solid start in defense of its State title although it did absorb a lopsided loss to Hanover at the Bauer Christmas Classic.

 

No. 6 Trinity (1-1-0) made its presence known immediately with a season-opening win against STA and defeated top-ranked Division 2 power Bedford Sunday night to win the Bauer Christmas Classic for the second consecutive year.

 

Based on its wins against Memorial and Concord at the Bauer Classic, No. 7 Hanover (1-1-0) bears watching.

 

No. 8 Central (1-1-0) started slowly at the Bauer but played its way into the consolation game with wins against Division 2 entries Merrimack and Goffstown.

 

No. 9 Londonderry (1-2-0) picked up the pace with three wins at the Tuscan Blue Devils Classic, scoring 18 goals in the process.

 

No. 10 Pinkerton (0-1-1) looks to gather momentum after a win and two ties against Maine opponents at the Blue Devil Classic.

* NH team records are in-league results only

 

 

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