Massachusetts Boys D1 Top 20
It may not have been anywhere near its best performance of the season but No.1 St. John’s Prep (7-1-0) knocked off St. John’s of Shrewsbury at Sunday’s Catholic Conference Hockey Showcase at the Canton Ice House.
The Eagles raced out to 6-2 lead after two periods and hung on for the 7-5 win. They visit Reading on Thursday,
No. 2 Arlington (7-1-0) remains the Eagles primary pursuer following Saturday’s gritty Middlesex Liberty win against Reading.
No. 3 Xaverian (7-1-1) and No. 4 Catholic Memorial (6-1-1) played to a 1-1 tie at The Catholic Conference Showcase. Xaverian has a pair of non-league games this week.CM visits Falmouth tomorrow.
No. 5 Pope Francis (4-2-0) knocked off Bridgewater-Raynham, 4-1, and takes on Reading Monday in Springfield.
Coach Tony Messina recorded his 200th career win as No. 6 Hingham (7-3-0) beat Braintree in a barnburner Saturday, 5-4.
Cam Fici scored twice as No. 7 Belmont (11-0-1) knocked off Woburn, 3-2, in Middlesex Liberty action.
No. 8 Braintree (5-2-1) returns to Bay State Herget play after that tough loss to Hingham.
No. 9 Austin Prep (5-1-0) doubled up St. Mary’s, 4-2, in the Catholic Central Large.
No. 10 B.C. High (3-4-1) knocked of Malden Catholic in the Catholic Conference Showcase Sunday by a 2-1 count.
No. 11 Woburn (4-2-1) will be looking to rebound from that last-second loss to Belmont.
No. 12 Waltham (4-1-0) suffered a 1-0 loss to Chelmsford in the MVC/DCL One.
No. 13 Falmouth (7-0-1) takes on CM in a tough Holiday test at home Monday.
No. 14 Malden Catholic (4-3-0) has league dates with Xaverian and CM.
No. 15 Winchester (5-2-0) earned a solid 2-1 OT win against Woburn this past Wednesday. The Red & Black hos BC High on Thursday.
No. 16 Marshfield (5-3-1) shut out Hanover, 5-0.
No. 17 Chelmsford (6-2-0) makes its poll debut after one-goal wins over Waltham and Andover.
No. 18 Reading (3-3-1) came up short despite one of its best performances in that loss to Arlington,
No. 19 Central Catholic (3-2-1) and No. 20 Wellesley (3-1-1) round out the poll.
NOTE: These rankings do not reflect the MIAA power rankings, which will be used for seeding purposes in the state tournament.