Central Mass. Top 10
Wachusett Regional (16-1-2) handled a couple of Eastern Mass. teams this week, posting wins over North Quincy and Bishop Stang to run their winning streak to seven games.
Northbridge (18-1-0) is now riding a 17-game winning streak after a three-win week which included a big 5-1 win over Longmeadow. Chris Wells stepped up with a big 37-save performance against the Lancers.
Nashoba Regional (10-4-5) tied Marlboro, 2-2, in their only contest of the week to jump up one spot. The Chieftains are riding a nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2).
Marlboro (8-6-4) officially punched their postseason ticket with that win over the Hawks. Combine that with a tie earlier in the week against Nashoba and the Panthers are back in the top five this week.
Algonquin Regional (8-8-2) jumps up three spots after wins over Westboro and West Springfield to push their winning streak to four in a row. The suddenly-hot Tomahawks are finally reaching their potential, and will be a team nobody wants to play in the postseason should Gonk squeak their way in to the tournament with at least two points over their final two contests.
Hopedale (10-5-4) checks in at No. 9 this week after beating Grafton before falling to unranked Assabet on Saturday, 6-5.
Grafton (11-6-2) drops two spots to No. 8 this week after falling to Hopedale before rebounding with a 3-1 win over Minnechaug.
Worcester (10-6-2) gave Northbridge a tough game on Monday, losing 3-1 before rebounding with a nice 7-3 win over Assabet.
Leominster (9-9-0) falls to No. 10 this week after dropping a pair of games this week to Groton-Dunstable and Dracut. The Blue Devils need two more points to make the tournament with games remaining against North Middlesex and Nashoba.