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New Hampshire HS Hockey- Pre-Season Division 3 Top 6: Berlin/Gorham Gets The Early Nod

New Hampshire Boys D3 Top 6

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The addition of Lebanon/Stevens/Mount Royal – which drops down from Division Two – and the presence of several high-end goaltenders should make for an entertaining and competitive season. Berlin/Gorham and Kennett are the reigning declared co-champions following the NHIAA’s decision to cancel Championship Weekend in March 2020 due to COVID concerns.

No. 1 Berlin/Gorham (16-1-2) is shooting to claim the program’s 12th State title on the ice this season. Senior Tyler Rousseau (25-12-37) is a premier forward for coach Mike Poulin’s Mountaineers.

No. 2 Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield (13-5-1) is one of, if not the division’s deepest clubs, returning 20 players from a year ago. Seven seniors lead the way with unfinished business on their minds after 2020’s early tournament exit.

No. 3 Lebanon/Stevens/Mount Royal (8-12-1) should benefit from playing a full D2 schedule last season. Junior goalie Toby Cromwell was a second-round selection of the Shawinigan Cataractes in the American portion of June’s QMJHL’s entry draft.

No. 4 Belmont/Gilford (14-5-0) will rely heavily on its standout senior keeper Colin McGreevy (1.45 GAA), who faced 807 shots last season, and its veteran defensive unit as a whole.

No. 5 Kearsarge/Plymouth (9-6-1) is looking to make its mark this season, having graduated only two players from last year’s quarterfinalist. Junior goalie Gavin Garzia anchors a veteran defense.

Depth development will be crucial for No. 6 Kennett (10-11-2), the other declared co-champion. The Eagles will look to senior All-State goalie Bryson Wrobleski to carry them early on.

Kevin Doyle

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