Central Mass. Top 10
Donovan Alfama had 15 saves to secure the shutout as No. 1 Wachusett blanked Nashoba, 3-0. Kevin Skagerlind scored one goal and added a pair of assists for the Mountaineers. Ryan Gardula scored two goals and Grant Gardula dished out two assists .
No. 2 Hudson moved up a spot thanks in part to a pair of impressive non-league wins. Hudson edged Western Mass. frontrunner Longmeadow, 1-0, and beat Peabody, 7-2 on Wednesday. Mike O’Malley scored the game’s only goal following a pass from Cam Bower for the game’s only goal as Hudson edged Longmeadow. Ryan Gonzalez stopped all 19 shots he faced.
Wachusett and Hudson will meet on Thursday at 1:40pm at the New England Sports Center.
No. 3 Algonquin hasn’t quite been the same since losing top goalie Matthew Bogdanski to a hamstring injury. Algonquin rebounded from a 7-6 loss to No. 9 Groton-Dunstable with a 4-0 win over No. 7 Westborough. Zachary Robbins, who has taken over the No. 1 goaltending chores, had a 23-save shutout against Westborough. Matteo Calvanese had a hat trick to spark the Tomahawks. Brendan Ferrari’s third goal of the game proved to be the game-winner in Groton-Dunstable’’s wild win over Algonquin.
No. 5 Worcester and No. 6 Grafton battled to a 2-2 tie, leaving those rankings unchanged.
Tyler Ramm and Nick Ramm each had a pair of goals as No. 7 Westborough beat No. 4 Auburn, 5-3. Aiden Riley also scored for Westborough. Auburn ‘s Joe Valone scored and set up goals by Ryan Lempicki and Dillon Winklemann.
Auburn responded with a 4-1 win over North Middlesex on Saturday.
Connor Viviano scored one goal and added an assists as No. 8 Lunenburg defeated Assabet Valley, 4-1. He equaled a team record with his 135th career point. Gavin Cloutier, Sean Simpson and Nathan Handy also scored for Lunenburg. Aidan Young scored for Assabet Valley.