Central Mass. Top 10 Poll
No. 1 Shrewsbury rebounded from its lone loss to pick up a pair of wins, including a big one against Division 1 crosstown rival St. John’s for the first time in nearly five years. Joe Buduo authored his first career hat trick and contributed an assist.
Leominster holds onto the No. 5 spot despite going 0-2-1 last week. No. 6 Oakmont and No. 9 Nashoba each move up one spot after strong showings.
Bryce Chaput scored in the third period, while Hunter Boudreau scored twice in the second to Nashoba to a 4-3 verdict over No. 10 Lunenburg. Matt LeBlanc also scored for Nashoba. Connor Viviano and Dan Baldino each had a goal and assist for Lunenburg. Jared Simmons scored one goal.
Matt Tozeski had two goals and an assist and Brian Ward netted the decisive goal during the third period as No. 4 Algonquin edged Groton-Dunstable, 3-2. Trevor Ryan made 28 saves for Algonquin. Robert Hoare and Ryan Dodge scored for Groton-Dunstable.
Improving Hudson scored twice during the final period to rally for a 3-3 tie against Marlboro. Hudson’s Rocco Malloy’s second goal for the equalizer with 8:19 remaining. The win came two days after Marlboro beat Hudson, 4-1.