New Hampshire Boys D3 Top 6
After outscoring their opponents 18-1 in their last three games, No. 1 Belmont-Gilford is locked in the top spot in both the HNIB News Division 3 rankings as well as the NHIAA Division 3 standings. They shutout Kearsarge-Plymouth to finish the regular season. They secured the # 1 seed and advance straight to the Semi-final round after a ten-day hiatus.
No. 2 Pembroke-Campbell won their last two games and more impressively won twelve of their last thirteen games overall. In their final two games they shutout Sanborn-Epping 4-0 and knocked off Hollis Brookline-Derryfield 3-2. After going 14-4 on the season, they are rewarded with a home game in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Also finishing the season hot is No. 3 Berlin-Gorham. A 5-4 win at John Stark-Hopkinton-Hillsboro-Deering and a 4-2 win over Kearsarge-Plymouth were enough to earn the Mountaineers a home playoff game. They’ll play at home on Saturday in the quarterfinal round.
Losing the last two games of the regular season isn’t exactly the way No.4 Hollis Brookline-Derryfield had it written up but they should be happy with their strong season, going 12-6 overall. HBD dropped a 2-1 decision to Kennett and fell 3-2 to Pembroke-Campbell to close things out. They’ll host a home quarterfinal matchup on Saturday.
No. 5 Kingswood defeated Lebanon-Stevens-Mt Royal 7-0 at home and then went on the road to topple John Stark/H/H/D 11-3. They’ll be heading on the road for their quarterfinal matchup on Saturday.
No. 6 Kennett had a rough start to the month of February going 0-4-1 in their first five game of the month but they managed to turn it around and close out February going 3-0. They doubled up Hollis Brookline-Derryfield 2-1 and beat Laconia-Winnisquam-Interlakes 9-3. Their next game is a quarterfinal matchup on the road on Saturday.