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EMass. D3 Poll: Top dogs keep on rolling

EMass Division 3 Poll

4Lowell Catholic4812
6Sacred Heart6911

The top six in the HNIB News EMass Division 3 Poll played like, well, the top six. They all went unbeaten over the last week, and we don’t see the need to move any of them around.

It starts with the top dog, Hanover, which beat Westwood, 4-2, and Plymouth South, 8-1, then tied Pembroke, 3-3. The Indians continue to dominate, outscoring foes, 66-16.

Dartmouth remains the last unbeaten team in Division 3 South. The Indians had a quiet week, beating Old Rochester/Fairhaven, 4-0. They, too, have owned the ice, outscoring foes, 57-19.

HS-Festival-Ad-300x150Norwell has won six in a row since losing to Hanover Dec. 30. The Clippers had a busy week, beating Medford, 6-0, Rockland, 4-2, and East Bridgewater, 7-0.

Not many teams are getting in Lowell Catholic’s way. Our top team in the North division, the team is 8-1-2 after a big win over Matignon, 3-0, and a trouncing of Cardinal-Spellman, 10-1.

Speaking of a top-notch North team, Lynn remains undefeated heading into this week. They are coming of a solid, 2-1 victory over Northeastern Conference rival Winthrop.

And Sacred Heart tops off our top six that remain unchanged this week. The team knocked off fellow Top 10 HNIB team, Nantucket, 6-0, in a huge Mayflower League battle. Sacred Heart has outscored foes, 70-10. 

Hopkinton reached double digits for victories with its two wins last week. The team beat Ashland, 5-0, and topped Dover-Sherborn, 3-1.

Weston, Rockland and Northeast Regional finish off our top 10 this week. Weston climbs into the poll with a 7-2-2 mark. The Wildcats are red hot with seven victories after losing 4-0 to Lynn way back on Dec. 23.

Rockland topped Silver Lake, 8-1, and lost to Norwell, 4-2. Can’t fault the Bulldogs too much for losing to Norwell – a lot of teams do.

Northeast sneaks in at No. 10 after a solid first half of the season at 7-3-0. The Golden Knights have won five out of six, that only loss coming to Lynn, 1-0, in the Lynn Christmas Tournament championship game Dec. 29.


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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