With the New Hampshire High School Hockey season winding down, it's time to look at the rankings just prior to playoff seeding. There have been some great storylines thus far, so the playoffs should be a great finish.
New Hampshire D1 Poll
Marty Myers' Bedford Bulldogs are looking for the repeat and in a great position to do so. Collin Voloshin and Jay Roberto are leading the way for the Bulldogs. Nipping at their heels, however, is Concord High, and they are paced by a terrific offense lead by two Seniors, Alex Marceau and Andrew Cole, who pace NH D1 in scoring.
Salem and Bishop Guertin are still in the hunt, with Londonderry and Hanover close behind.
Key Games this week are two President's Day matchups. Pinkerton plays Bedford on 2/20 at 730pm and Bishop Guertin plays Londonderry on the same day at 830pm.
Here is a look at the Playoff Schedule in D1:
DIVISION I Prelims: Wed. 3/1/2017 Home of Higher Seed 6:00 p.m. Quarters: Sat. 3/4/2017 Home of Higher Seed 4:00 p.m. Semis: Wed. 3/8/2017 JFK Coliseum 5:30; 7:30 p.m. Final: Sat. 3/11/2017 SNHU Arena 4:30 p.m
New Hampshire D2 Poll
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Keene has been the story all year in D2. For years they have been a second Tier team, but not this year. Currently they stand undefeated and have scored over 100 goals thus far on the season and given up an astonishingly miniscule 16 goals against. Jason Langevin and Gaetano Delonge have been the top scorers for Keene all year. Bow is right behind them however, and paced by Senior Forward Doug Champagne (4th in D2 scoring). Windham and Dover are difficult opponents every night as well.
Leading D2 in scoring is Lebanon- Stevens' Nate Gariepy with 41 points in only 15 games. Great job!
Here is how the NH D2 Playoff Schedule looks:
DIVISION II Prelims: Wed. 3/1/2017 Home of Higher Seed 6:00 p.m. Quarters: Sat. 3/4/2017 Home of Higher Seed 4:00 p.m. Semis: Wed. 3/8/2017 Rinks at Exeter 5:30; 7:30 p.m. Final: Sat. 3/11/2017 SNHU Arena 2:30 p.m
New Hampshire D3 Poll
The top teams in D3 have remained in a dog fight all year. Belmont/ Gilford, Somersworth- Coe Brown, Berlin/ Gorham, Kennett and John Stark/ Hopkinton have taken their shots are beating one another all year and made it an interesting race. Casey Pridham of Somersworth paces D3 in scoring with 44 points in 16 games. Cam Cochran of Berlin, Jakob Arnold of Kearsarge/ Plymouth, and Harrison Parent of Belmont/ Gilford all have 30 plus points, and should be chasing Casey to the finish.
2 very important games this week for playoff seeding:
2/22 Somersworth- Coe Brown vs John Stark/ Hopkinton
2/22 Berlin/ Gorham vs Moultonborough Interlakes 615pm
Here is how the Schedule for NHIAA D3 looks:
DIVISION III Prelims: Wed. 3/1/2017 Home of Higher Seed 6:00 p.m. Quarters: Sat. 3/4/2017 Home of Higher Seed 4:00 p.m. Semis: Wed. 3/8/2017 Plymouth State University 5:30; 7:30 p.m. Final: Sat. 3/11/2017 SNHU Arena 12:15 p.m.