Gary Demopoulos

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Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

Mass. Boys HS Hockey – Division 1 Independents: Hingham, Pope Francis Potent Once Again

After playing in the Patriot League last year for the shortened season, Hingham is back as an Independent with another powerhouse team. Pope Francis, despite losing some key players, will be up amongst the state's elite again. Both Bridgewater-Raynham and Lexington are going the Independent route this year. HINGHAM (14-1-0) Coach:...

Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Hockomock League Preview: Canton Expects A Challenge

Canton has been the class of this highly-competitive four-team league but things could get closer this year, as King Philip has some scoring production back. Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro will be tough under new head coach Jamie Mullen, while Franklin is in rebuilding mode. CANTON (8-1-1) Coach: Dennis Aldrich The Bulldogs have been a...

Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: New MIAA Realigment Shakes Up Pre-Season Rankings; Duxbury Starts Year At #1

With the new MIAA realignment in girls hockey ahead of a statewide post-season tournament that will utilize a power rating system, the Division 2 ranks have grown, including a handful of D1 programs now realigned into Division 2. Overall, it will make the division stronger. How it will all shake...

Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 1 Top 10: Austin, St. Mary’s, NDA Lead Pack

With the MIAA's new alignments kicking in this winter, some frequent customers in the D1 rankings over the past few years now reside in Division 2, opening the door for other teams. Heading into the 2021-2022 season, Austin Prep gets the nod as the pre-season #1 team in the first...

Mass. Boys HS Hockey – Bay State Conference Carey Division Preview: Framingham Back In Action With New Coach

Unable to play last winter, Framingham is back in action under a new head coach, with Dan Riva taking over as head coach. Natick will be a team to watch with a host of talented, younger players. PJ Farese Framingham FRAMINGHAM Coach: Dan Riva MIAA Division: 1 First-year coach Riva inherits a club that...

Mass. Boys HS Hockey – Bay State Conference Herget Division Preview: Deep Braintree Ready For Big Campaign

With an impressive nucleus, Braintree is primed for big things this winter. Walpole will be tough. Weymouth will be in the mix while Needham and Milton should be improved. BRAINTREE (8-1-2) Coach: Dave Fasano MIAA Division: 1 Lots of talents returns from last year's club that lost just once, so expect the...

Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Catholic Central League Preview: 2-Division Format For This Year

The Catholic Central League will feature two divisions this winter - North and South - with teams playing everyone in their division twice, and teams in the other division once. There are new coaches at Archbishop Williams (Doug Nolan) and St. Joseph Prep/Mt. Alvernia (Tom Keady). NORTH DIVISION ST. MARY'S LYNN...

Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Central/West Preview: Pope Francis Poised For Next Step

POPE FRANCIS (4-6-2) Coach: Chris Connors MIAA Division: 1 In their inaugural varsity season a year ago, the Cardinals exceeded expectations according to coach Connors who, with everyone back from last season, says his club is "poised to make some noise." An offensive unit ready to show what it can do includes senior...

Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Bay State Conference: Natick Sets Sights On Carey Title; Herget Could Be Needham’s

CAREY DIVISION BROOKLINE (0-4-0) Coach: Nick Sama MIAA Division: 2 After a challenging season that saw the Warriors play just four games, it will be up to the second and third year players to step into larger roles and help lead what hopefully will be an strong incoming class. Offensively, seniors Olivia Boyd and...
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