Mass. Boys HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: No Change At Top; Duxbury, Concord-Carlisle Enter Rankings

Jim Clark
Jim Clark
Jim Clark joined Hockey Night in Boston in December 2019, and has covered high school hockey in Massachusetts for more than three decades. He also covers high school hockey and is a multiplatform editor for the Boston Globe, and previously spent two decades as high school hockey reporter at the Boston Herald, where he also served as the high schools editor from 2000-06. Clark was honored by the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Association with its William Stewart Award for contributions to the sport in May 2019, and also received the Joel Perlmutter Award for media coverage in 2006. A graduate of UMass, he also spent eight years as sports editor/reporter at the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, and has extensively covered high school hockey in Central and Western Mass. as well as Connecticut.

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Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Tewksbury1400
2Norwood2500
3Walpole3210
4Gloucester5500
5Masconomet4310
6Newburyport6011
7Canton8221
8DuxburyNR311
9Longmeadow9320
10Concord-CarlisleNR320

The first Hockey Night in Boston News Massachusetts Division 2 boys hockey rankings of 2022 didn’t feature much movement. Four of the 10 teams haven’t played in the past week, but a pair of others were able to play their way into the lower half of the list.

But starting at the top, No. 1 Tewksbury was successful in its annual vacation week voyage to Maine. The Redmen played only one game there, shutting out Scarborough (Maine) to improve to 4-0-0. It gets a lot busier in the New Year, beginning with a big visit to D1 Lincoln-Sudbury.

No. 2 Norwood and No. 3 Walpole each had the week off. The Mustangs will face Medfield and Holliston in Tri-Valley play this week, while Walpole returns to Bay State action against Framingham and Weymouth.

The first change this week comes at No. 4, where Gloucester bumps up thanks to a win over Barrington (R.I.) for the Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament title, then a high-scoring win over previously unbeaten Lynnfield.

But the Fishermen have to be looking ahead to a Saturday showdown with No. 5 Masconomet, which drops a spot after falling in the final minute to the host team in the championship game of the Stoneham Holiday Classic.

No. 6 Newburyport hasn’t played since Dec. 20, and the Clippers are scheduled to be back in action beginning Wednesday with a key Cape Ann matchup against Lynnfield.

Canton moves up a spot to No. 7 thanks to a solid win over Westwood.

The first new entry this week is No. 8 Duxbury, which is off to a solid start under first-year coach Mike Flaherty.

No. 9 Longmeadow holds its spot after a week off the ice. The Lancers take on Greenfield and Westfield in Western Mass. play this week.

Also joining the rankings this week is No. 10 Concord-Carlisle, which won its first game against Wachusett in the reshuffled Battle Road Classic, and has another Monday vs. host Lexington.

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