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EMass D3 Boys Top 10: Hanover, Bishop Stang Roll Along

EMass Boys Division 3 Top 10

2Bishop Stang2600
3Newton South4410
6North QuincyNR620
10Greater New BedfordNR510

This week is all about new entrants into our top 10 – three of them.

Hanover remains at the top this week after going through another week without a loss. The Indians stacked up just fine against Division 1 Wellesley in the Matignon Xmas Invitational in a 1-1 tie that Hanover won 2-1 in a shootout. The Indians beat Division 2 Oliver Ames, 6-4, in the championship of that Christmas tourney. They have allowed just nine goals through six contests.

Bishop Stang continued to hold serve in its red-hot start. The Spartans beat Silver Lake, 4-1, in their lone game of the week.

Newton South only had one game over the holiday break and it was a solid 3-0 win over St. Joseph Prep at the Warrior Ice Arena.

We continue to be impressed with the play of Attleboro. The Bombardiers are off to a 4-0-1 mark and remain heading into the New Year one of four unbeaten teams in all of EMass Division 3.

Is Lowell getting over its shocking 6-0 loss to Newton South? It looks that way. The Red Raiders, our preseason No. 1, stormed through the St. Joseph Prep Christmas Classic with easy wins over host St. Joseph (8-2) and Hopedale/Millis (4-0) en route to the title.

It’s difficult to miss the play of North Quincy. The previously-unranked Red Raiders are 6-2-0 heading into the New Year and have scored 36 goals. Quincy and Hanover are the team’s lone losses.

Dartmouth keeps its place in the Top 10. Most recently, the Indians skated Attleboro to a 2-2 standoff.

Hopkinton dropped a bit, mainly due to the stellar play of the teams above. The Hillers gave unbeaten Algonquin all it could handle in a 2-1 loss Saturday in the final of the Metro West Daily News tournament.

Ashland has begun the 2018 portion of its season at 5-1-1. The Clockers breezed through the East Boston Deep Freeze Tournament with two wins and a championship trophy, beating Dedham (6-1) and O’Bryant (9-2).

The Greater New Bedford Bears have put up 40 goals in six games in its 5-1-0 start. Recent wins include a 7-3 decision over Cape Tech/Cape Cod Academy and 9-2 over Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Foxboro (4-1-0), Upper Cape Tech (6-1-0)

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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