Mass. Boys HS Hockey – Division 1 Top 20: No. 1 St. John’s Prep Facing Road Test at Reading; CM Travels To Falmouth Monday

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Massachusetts Boys D1 Top 20

RankTeam*PRWLT
1St. John's Prep1710
2Arlington2711
3Xaverian3711
4Catholic Memorial4611
5Pope Francis3420
6Hingham6730
7Belmont71101
8Braintree8521
9Austin Prep9510
10BC High12341
11Woburn11421
12Waltham10421
13Falmouth13701
14Malden Catholic14430
15Winchester15520
16Marshfield16531
17ChelmsfordNR620
18Reading18331
19Central Catholic19321
20 WellesleyNR311

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.

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