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Boys Mass. HS: Central Mass. Top 10 – Hopedale Makes Its Debut

Central Mass. Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Wachusett1911
2Northbridge2910
3Marlboro3423
4Hudson4531
5Worcester5621
6Algonquin9362
7Grafton/BVT10532
8HopedaleNR632
9Auburn/MillburyNR441
10Fitchburg/Monty7413
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Wachusett Regional (9-1-1) dropped their first game to D1 Shrewsbury on Wednesday.  A hard-fought 3-2 loss to a quality Colonial program keeps the Mountaineers entrenched in the top spot in the HNIB News Central Mass. Top 10 this week.

Northbridge (9-1-0) has now won eight in a row after two more wins this past week.  The Rams earned wins over Lunenburg and Gardner and remain the clear top team in the Central Mass. 3A circuit.

Marlboro (4-2-3) tied with Essex Tech, 1-1 on Saturday.  The Panthers have gone 3-0-2 over their past five games.

Hudson (5-3-1) also played to a 1-1 tie in their only game this week against North Middlesex.  A big game between the Hawks and Marlboro is looming on Wednesday.

Worcester (6-2-1) pushed their point-streak to five games after edging Littleton/Bromfield, 3-2 on Wednesday.

Algonquin Regional (3-6-2) showed signs of life this past week with a win over Groton-Dunstable and a tie against Nashoba.  The Tomahawks’ positive week jumps them up three spots.

A five-game unbeaten streak moves Grafton/BVT (5-3-2) up three spots as well.  The Indians beat Gardner, 9-0 in their lone contest of the week.

Hopedale (6-3-2) has now won three in a row, and a big 10-0 win over Fitchburg has the Blue Raiders in the rankings for the first time this season.

Auburn (4-4-1) jumps back in the poll this week after a quality 3-1 win over previously ranked Leominster.  Fitchburg (4-1-3) will look to get back on track with games against Gardner and Assabet this week.

Chris Kyne

Chris Kyne

Chris Kyne is a hockey devotee who has spent most of his life playing, coaching, and writing about hockey. The 2019-2020 season is Chris' first year covering Central and Western Mass. hockey for Hockey Night in Boston. Chris has spent the past five years covering hockey and other sports for the Worcester Telegram. He is currently in his 14th season as an assistant coach with the Fitchburg State University Men's Ice Hockey team. Chris also is a Learn to Skate instructor for the Peak Performance program in Fitchburg. Chris grew up in Waterford, CT where he played youth hockey, before playing Jr. A hockey for the Connecticut Jr. Whalers. Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut where earned a Communications degree, while also covering sports for the Daily Campus. Chris currently works at Leominster High School, where he has spent the past 12 years as a history teacher. Chris lives in Sterling, MA with his wife Gabrielle, and his two daughters, Quinn (7) and Delaney (4), who both play hockey.
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