Boys Mass. HS: Western Mass Top 10 – Minnechaug On The Move; Greenfield Has Big 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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Western Mass.Top 10

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1West Springfield1930
9South Hadley/Granby9741

West Springfield (9-3-0) was off this past week, and they will be plenty rested for a big tilt against Westfield on Wednesday.

Minnechaug (6-5) earned a quality win 5-4 win over previous No. 2 Longmeadow on Thursday, before dropping a 6-3 decision to Auburn on Saturday.

Westfield (3-5-5) won its only game of the week, 2-1 over Agawam.

Longmeadow (4-6-3) has now lost two in a row after also falling to Groton-Dunstable on Saturday.  The Lancers did tie Wachusett, 2-2, on Monday as part of a busy three-game week.

Amherst-Pelham (9-3-0) moves up a spot after a 4-1 victory over Southwick.

Greenfield (10-2-0) jumps up two spots after winning three contests, including a big 5-0 result over Chicopee on Monday.

Chicopee (9-3-0) earned a quality 4-2 victory over Wahconah on Saturday to remain steady at the No. 7 slot.

Wahconah (9-3-1) falls three spots after winning two of three games this past week.  The Warriors beat South Hadley and Chicopee Comp. before falling to Chicopee.

South Hadley/Granby (7-4-1) went 1-2 this past week, losing to a pair of ranked opponents in Wahconah and Greenfield.  The Tigers picked up a quality win on Friday to hold on to the No. 9 position this week, a 2-1 win over Belchertown.

Belchertown (5-4-1) hangs on the final spot after splitting a pair of games last week.  The Orioles skated past Agawam, 4-0, on Thursday before coming up just short against South Hadley on Friday.

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