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Final Regular Season CMass Top 10: Surging Hudson Downs Wachusett, Takes Over #1 Ranking

Central Mass. Top 10

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Hudson (17-3-0) moved into the top spot in this week’s final regular season Central Mass. Top 10, taking down previous number one Wachusett 5-2 on Thursday. The win was the Hawks eighth straight as they await the MIAA Central Mass. D3 tourney pairings, where they will be the top seed.

Despite the loss, Wachusett (14-4-2) gets the #2 ranking heading into the post-season.

#3 Algonquin (13-4-3) won its final three games to build up some momentum heading into the tournament.

Fran Sypek

Fran Sypek

Fran has covered hockey at all levels, NHL, AHL, junior, college and high school for the Springfield Republican from 1978-2013. His column "Hockey Talk'' appeared in the Sunday Republican. The hockey beat took him from Maine to Arizona in the United States and from Newfoundland to Alberta in Canada. Fran was the recipient of the Matthew Ryan Award for Outstanding Coverage of High School Hockey and the Janet McCormick Award from the Springfield Olympics. He then shifted from pros to college when the University of Massachusetts restored its program and joined Hockey East. Later, he continued covering the Boston Bruins and the Springfield Falcons. Fran's covered future NHL players from Western Massachusetts in Paul Fenton, Bob Kudelski, Rick Bennett and Bill Guerin. He is a member of the Bessone Award committee, which helps select the top high school hockey player in Western Mass. Fran was a goalie for Holyoke Community College in 1973-74 and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. Fran is currently a free lance writer living in Bondsville, Mass and grew up in Chicopee, Mass, has visited all 50 states, and is an avid photographer.