Central Mass. Top 10
Sean Gardner scored one goal and set up another to spark No. 1 Wachusett to a 4-2 victory over Marlborough. Grant Gardula had three points with two goals and an assist. Kevin Skagerfind had three assists.
No. 2 Algonquin defeated No. 4 Auburn, 3-1 after Jack Thibodeau and Curtis Pietropalo scored during the last minute of the third period. Nicholas Larsen also scored for the Tomahawks. Drew Darger had the only goal for the Rockets.
No. 5 Worcester went 2-1 last week after losing to Northbridge, 3-2. Northbridge moved into the top 10 rankings after Alex Smith completed a spirited comeback by scoring the game-winning goal with 2:50 left to play to snap a tie. Ryan Couture score the equalizer with a shorthanded goal 1:12 seconds earlier. Chris Wells made 29 saves for Northbridge, allowing goals to Ben Bombard and Dean Maesto. Worcester did earn a pair of wins last week, beating Fitchburg, 4-0 and Oakmont, 6-2.
No. 7 Westborough earned a 5-1 verdict over Nashoba. Jack Board had a pair of goals for the Rangers. Drew Lewis-Keddy and Sam Schiffman each scored a goal for Westborough. Ryan Maki scored for Nashoba during the second period.
No. 8 Lunenburg/Ayer split a pair of games. The reigning Central Mass. Division 3A champions beat Hopedale, 6-2 and lost to Littleton, 4-2. Jacob Mauro scored two goals and added an assist against Hopedale, while Nathan Handy and Mauro scored against Littleton.