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Final Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15: Plymouth South has impressive run to D2 state title

Massachusetts Boys Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Plymouth South112032
2Stoneham31852
3Canton11734
4Medfield81463
5Boston LatinNR1382
6Lowell Catholic21371
7North Andover131482
8Danvers61661
9Medway141580
10WilmingtonNR13100
11Lynnfield71262
12PentucketNR1282
13Lincoln-Sudbury41281
14Westwood101372
15Scituate91282

Plymouth South coach Mike McCosh and captains (l to r) Sean Colbert, Ryan Cummings and Joey Van Winkle accept
MIAA D2 state championship trophy.

 

After an impressive regular season, Plymouth South had an even better post-season, culminating in a 4-3 overtime win over Stoneham in the MIAA Divison 2 state title game to clinch the program’s first state hockey title. The Panthers (20-3-2) grab the # spot in the HNIB News end-of-the year Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15.

Despite the one-goal loss, North champion Stoneham (18-5-2) had a banner campaign. The Spartans spent the whole season at or near the top of the Mass. D2 rankings and take the #2 spot in this final poll.

Canton (17-3-4) entered the post-season ranked #1 in our poll, but the Bulldogs fell victim to the Plymouth South charge in the D2 South semifinals. Canton ends the season at #3.14-6-3)

D2 South runner-up Medfield (14-6-3) climbs up to #4.

#5 Boston Latin (13-8-2) was not even ranked in out final regular season Top 15, but the Wolfpack had a banner post-season, knocking off defending champ Lowell Catholic. Methuen and North Andover to reach the D2 North final, where they gave Stoneham all it could handle in a 2-1 loss.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 25 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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