EMass Boys Division 3 Top 10
|7||Upper Cape Tech||NR||8||1||0|
|9||John Paul II||NR||4||2||1|
|10||Greater New Bedford||10||7||1||0|
No need to touch the top three this week. They combined for a 5-0-1 run.
Hanover kept rolling at the top. The Indians rolled over Plymouth South, 5-2, and also doubled up Scituate, 6-3.
For the first time this season #2 Bishop Stang didn’t win a game. It tied Martha’s Vineyard (0-0), which isn’t off to the worst of starts itself (4-2-2). Stang got back to its winning ways with an 8-0 triumph over Apponequet/Connolly.
Newton South feels quite comfortable at the John Ryan Skating Arena in Watertown. That’s a good thing considering nine of its final 12 games are there. They picked up two wins there this past week, beating Methuen, 4-1, and St. Joseph Prep by the same score.
#4 North Quincy picked up two more wins, taking Patriot League decisions over Plymouth South (4-2) and Silver Lake (6-2).
Hopkinton went through the week without a loss, beating Holliston, 4-1, and tying Division 2 foe Westwood, 3-3.
Ashland lost its only game this week – but not without making a strong case. The Clockers battled our Division 2’s No. 3 team, Medfield, to a 3-2 final.
We told you to keep an eye on Upper Cape Tech last week, even though it didn’t make our top 10. They did this week. Upper Cape Tech is tied with North Quincy for most wins in the division heading into Sunday, Jan. 6. Upper Cape Tech beat Tri-County, 8-2, and Mashpee/Monomoy, 2-1, this past week.
Lowell picked up its second loss of the season, falling to Bedford, 7-4, in Merrimack Valley/Dual County Division 3 action. The Red Raiders also tied North Andover, 1-1, ranked No. 14 in the HNIB Division 2 poll.
John Paul II debuts in the rankings for the first time this season. The Lions are unbeaten in their last four, including a 7-0 win over O’Bryant and 4-3 decision over Brockton to start the new year.
#10 Greater New Bedford ripped off two more wins to improve to 7-1-0,