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Mass. Boys HS: Central Mass. Top 10 – 17 Straight Wins For #2 Northbridge

Central Mass. Top 10

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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).

Hudson (11-5-3) had their four-game winning streak snapped when they dropped a 4-1 decision to Marlboro Saturday at Warrior Arena.

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.

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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