Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 10
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.