Central Mass. Top 10 Poll
Despite a 2-1 loss to No. 2 Algonquin Friday night on the last day of the regular season, No. 1 Shrewsbury will stay on top in the HNIB News Central Mass Top 10 heading into the post-season. If anything, it should make for a more exciting post-season, a big confidence booster for the T-Hawks.
Earlier, Tyler Borys scored two goals and Anthony Quinlivan added three assists to power Shrewsbury to a 5-2 triumph over Mass D2 foe Lincoln-Sudbury.
No. 5 Wachusett got hot at the right time.Following an 8-1 loss to Shrewsbury last month, things looked bleak for the Mountaineers. But Wachusett regrouped and finished the regular season on a 6-0-3 run. Liam Comeau scored with 38 seconds remaining to lift the Mountaineers to a 5-5 tie with Leominster. Kevin Skagerlind scored two goals and added an assist for Wachusett.
Jacob Mauro scored two goals and set up another, while Nathan Bourdelais made 16 saves to spark No. 6 Lunenburg/Ayer to a 4-0 victory over Littleton.
Bailey Watts, Peter LeMoine, Kyle Lally and Jake Terra each had one goal and an assist all recorded a goal and an assist to help No. 7 Hudson skate past Peabody, 8-1. Hudson earned a 5-3 victory over No. 9 North Middlesex to eliminate the Patriots from tournament consideration. Phillip Werner scored twice as the Hawks scored four goals during the final five minutes to stun the Patriots.
Jackson Biancher scored during the second period to spark No. 10 Westborough to a 4-2 victory over Marlborough. Cam Sullivan, Tyler Ramm and Jon Rodenbush also scored for Westborough.
*Aidan Wilde and P.J. Gray each had a pair of goals to help Hopedale beat Northbridge, 6-3. The Rams won the Russell Conference title for the first time in school history. Hunter Dunn had a goal and three assists.
*Sean Delaney scored two goals to lead Assabet Valley past Gardner, 8-1.