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Mass. Boys D2 Top 15: #1 Canton Continues To Roll Along

Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15

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There was some movement in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15, although the first four teams remain intact.

#1 Canton (6-0-0) continues to roll on all cylinders. The Bulldogs had shutout wins over Attleboro (9-0) and Mansfield (4-0) as they opened up Hockomock League play. On the docket this week are King Philip (Wednesday) and Oliver Ames (Saturday).

Holding serve at #2 is Lincoln-Sudbury (6-1-0). The Warriors picked up a pair of wins over Cambridge (6-3) and Methuen (6-0). A key battle looms Wednesday with Tewksbury before a non-leaguer with Longmeadow (Saturday).

#3 Medfield (4-0-1) returned to action after a layoff and edged Ashland 3-2 Saturday. The Warriors have a couple of tough TVL matchups ahead with Dedham (Wednesday) and Westwood (Saturday).

Masconomet (6-1-0) remains solid at #4 after Cape Ann League wins over Lynnfield (6-3) and Triton (3-1). The Chieftains continue league play against Pentucket (Wednesday) and North Reading (Saturday).

#5 Winthrop (6-2-0) and #6 Marblehead (7-1-0) flip-flop spots after the Vikings handed the Magicians their first loss Saturday 3-2 behind Luke Evangelista’s hat trick. The Vikings are set to take on #10 Danvers (3-1-2) Tuesday. Marblehead looks to return to its winning ways with Saugus on Wednesday and Peabody Saturday.

Oliver Ames (6-3-0) is at #7. The Tigers followed up a tough loss to Franklin (4-2) with win Saturday over Foxboro (3-0), Before seeing Canton, OA gets Stoughton on Wednesday.

#8 Wilmington (4-3-0) and #9 Stoneham (3-3-0) will face off this Saturday (Stoneham Arena, 4pm). All three of Wilmington’s losses have come to D1 opponents. Stoneham gave unbeaten Melrose all it could handle on Saturday in a 4-3 loss.

#12 Quincy (7-1-0) keeps on winning, knocking off Pembroke (6-3) and Whitman-Hanson (5-2). The Presidents will see Cohasset on Wednesday before a huge battle with Hanover on Saturday.

New to this week’s rankings is Gloucester (6-2-1) at #15. The Fishermen have scored the most goals in the Division (51).

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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