Final Regular Season Western Mass. Top 10: #1 Greenfield, #2 Minnechaug Top Seeds In Post-Season Tourneys

Chris Kyne
Chris Kyne
Chris Kyne is a hockey devotee who has spent most of his life playing, coaching, and writing about hockey. The 2019-2020 season is Chris' first year covering Central and Western Mass. hockey for Hockey Night in Boston. Chris has spent the past five years covering hockey and other sports for the Worcester Telegram. He is currently in his 14th season as an assistant coach with the Fitchburg State University Men's Ice Hockey team. Chris also is a Learn to Skate instructor for the Peak Performance program in Fitchburg. Chris grew up in Waterford, CT where he played youth hockey, before playing Jr. A hockey for the Connecticut Jr. Whalers. Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut where earned a Communications degree, while also covering sports for the Daily Campus. Chris currently works at Leominster High School, where he has spent the past 12 years as a history teacher. Chris lives in Sterling, MA with his wife Gabrielle, and his two daughters, Quinn (7) and Delaney (4), who both play hockey.

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Western Mass.Top 10

RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
5West Springfield41370
8East Longmeadow8992
9South Hadley/Granby91172

Greenfield (17-3-0) dropped their final regular season contest to a strong Division 2 Whitman-Hanson team, but the Green Wave rattled off ten wins in a row prior to that, cementing the top overall seed in the D3A tournament.

Minnechaug (11-7-1) beat West Springfield in their regular season finale to lock up the top overall seed in the D3 tournament.

Wahconah (14-3-2) went 5-0-1 over their final six regular season contests, entering the postseason playing their best hockey of the season.

Longmeadow (8-9-3) finished their regular season with a 7-1 win over East Longmeadow.  Those same two teams will meet each other in the semifinals of the Western Mass. Division 3 tournament on Thursday.

West Springfield (13-7-0) sputtered a bit down the stretch, dropping their final four regular season contests.  The Terriers have plenty of quality wins on their resume however, as they will take on Minnechaug on Thursday in a Western Mass. D3 tournament semifinal.

Amherst-Pelham (13-4-3) closed out their regular season with a 4-1 win over Chicopee Comp.  The Hurricanes earned the two-seed and an opening round bye in the upcoming D3A tournament.

Westfield (7-8-5) is the lone team in the poll that didn’t qualify for the postseason.  The Bombers fell one point of qualifying, but did win four of five games to close out their season.

East Longmeadow (9-9-2) nipped North Middlesex to close out their regular season.  The Spartans now turn their attention to Longmeadow on Thursday.

South Hadley (11-7-2) beat Southwick in their regular season finale.  The Tigers will face Chicopee (9-7-4) in the quarterfinal round of the D3A tournament on Tuesday.

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