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EMass Boys D3 Top 10: Coyle & Cassidy, Norwell On The Move

EMass Boys Division 3 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Hanover11522
2Coyle Cassidy 31152
3Norwell 41332
4Newton South51125
5North Quincy 61550
6Bourne21441
7Lynn71134
8Lowell 91242
9AshlandNR1253
10Bishop Stang 81351

Another regular season loss for #1 Hanover. But it may have been the Indians best victory. They took the only unbeaten team in the state — Division 2 Canton – to the brink in Canton’s home before bowing, 4-3. They also easily took care of last week’s No. 2, Bourne, 4-1, so there’s that, too. They won the Patriot League Fisher Division.

Coyle & Cassidy bumps up a spot to #2 after its solid, 4-2 win over Division 2 Bishop Feehan. Coyle finished as Eastern Athletic Conference champions.

South Shore League champ Norwell also moves up a spot to #3 after victories over St. Joseph’s Prep (7-1) and Bishop Stang (2-1). The Clippers are on a 13-game unbeaten streak (12-0-1) heading into their final three games, outscoring foes in that string, 69-14.

#4 Newton South beat Oliver Ames, 4-1, and tied up their city rivals from the North, Newton North, 2-2. The Lions have two ties and three wins since being upset by Dracut/Tyngsboro Jan. 25.

#5 North Quincy picked up wins Nos. 14 and 15 with triumphs over Pembroke, 4-2, and Cambridge, 4-0.

At #6 lies Bourne, down a bit after their the Canalmen after their three-goal loss to Hanover. Bourne, the South Coast Conference champions, did drop Somerset Berkley, 7-0.

#7 Lynn had an uneventful week with a 4-4 tie to Essex Tech. Lynn gets a chance to prove its merit at the top of the North with a Monday, Feb. 18 holiday game against Lowell.

Speaking of #8 Lowell, the Red Raiders topped Dracut/Tyngsboro, 3-1, and Bedford, 4-3, and finished tied with Newton South on top of the Merrimack Valley/Dual County League Division 3 standings

#9 Ashland and #10 Bishop Stang complete this week’s poll, our penultimate regular-season rankings. Ashland makes a reappearance in our poll. The Clockers get back in after finishing strongly – three wins out of four.

Stang has had a rough last quarter of the season, losing three out of four (Coyle & Cassidy, Hanover, Norwell) heading into its finale against John Paul II Feb. 19.

Dom Nicastro

Dom Nicastro

Dom Nicastro is a veteran sportswriter and journalist whose credits include the Gloucester Daily Times, Salem News, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune and Boston Magazine. This is his seventh season working for Hockey Night in Boston Magazine. He covers boys Eastern Mass. Division 3 and Rhode Island. He can be reached via email at [email protected]
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