New Hampshire HS Hockey – Final Division 2 Regular Season Top 8: St. Thomas Draws Top Seed In NHIAA Tournament; Wide-Open Post-Season Expected

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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The end of the season proved challenging for No. 1 St Thomas but they rose to the occasion in their final game to clinch the # 1 seed and the first round bye.  They dropped a 3-2 decision to Winnacunnet but rebounded with a 4-3 overtime win against Oyster River to wrap up the season.  For the second straight year they’ll skip to the semi-final round but face a 10-day layoff while they wait to see who their opponent will be.

Winners of their last eight games is No. 2 Dover.  They rolled over Spaulding 7-1 in their final game and they enter the post-season white hot. They’ll host a Quarterfinal game on Saturday.

No. 3 Oyster River went 3-1 in their last four games but the one loss came at the hands of St Thomas (4-3 OT loss) and cost the Bobcats a first round bye.  However, with their strong finish they get to host a home game in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

After going 7-1-1 in their last nine games, the No. 4 Merrimack Tomahawks must be happy with the way they ended their season. The Tomahawks trounced Timberlane 12-0 and wrapped up the regular season with a 4-1 win over Alvirne-Milford.  They’ll host a quarterfinal game at West Side Arena on Saturday.

No. 5 Goffstown went 1-1 in their last two games including a 3-2 loss to Somersworth/Coe-Brown and a 9-1 win over Timberlane.  The loss to Somersworth/Coe-Brown was costly for the Grizzlies, however. They now are forced to head on the road for their quarterfinal matchup game.

It was the tale of two regular seasons for No. 6 Winnacunnet.  The Warriors opened the season scorching hot going 6-0 and surging to the top of the standings.   Winnacunnet couldn’t hold that momentum all season however and closed out the season only winning one of their last five games.  They beat St Thomas 3-2 but were upset by Spaulding 4-2 in their last game of the year.  The Spaulding loss dropped them to sixth in NHIAA Division 2 and the Warriors lost home ice. They’ll now head on the road for a quarterfinal match on Saturday.

Winners of their last four games and entering the playoffs on a high note is No. 7 Somersworth/Coe-Brown.  The Bearcats closed out Goffstown 3-2 on the road in their only game of the week. They’ll finish as the seventh seed and will travel to take on the second seed. 

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