EMass Boys Division 3 Top 15
|Rank||Team||[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]||W||L||T|
|8||St. John Paul II||NR||4||0||0|
|14||Greater New Bedford||15||2||1||0|
If the first week-plus of the 2019-20 hockey season has taught us anything, it’s that the competition among the Eastern Mass. Division 3 boys teams could be wide open.
Hopkinton was the lone team in the preseason top 10 to hold serve, sweeping to victories against Tri-Valley League rivals Medfield, Bellingham and Westwood. That propels the Hillers, last year’s state finalists, into the #1 spot.
That doesn’t mean there haven’t been some impressive performances so far.
#2 Dartmouth and #3 Bishop Stang each moved up 10 spots from the preseason. Dartmouth swept to the championship of the Canalmen Classic, while Stang has a pair of shutout victories to start.
Perhaps most overlooked was Cambridge, which opened a lot of eyes with its 4-0 victory against Division 1 Wellesley. The #4 Falcons are one of three teams to enter the poll this week, along with a pair of fellow unbeatens. #5 Bedford scored a big early win against now #9 Dracut/Tyngsboro, while #8 St. John Paul II has outscored its four opponents by a combined 25-4.
Despite a solid tie with Marshfield, Hanover’s surprising loss to Martha’s Vineyard sent the Indians plummeting to #11. Vineyard sits at #10.