Mass. Boys HS: Western Mass. Top 10 – Minnechaug Climbs Up To #2

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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Western Mass.Top 10

RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
1West Springfield11340
8South Hadley/Granby8961
9East Longmeadow10672

West Springfield (13-4-0) won two of three games this past week to hold on to the top spot in the HNIB News Western Mass. Top 10.  The Terriers beat Southwick and Easthampton before dropping a 6-3 decision on the road to Groton-Dunstable.

Minnechaug (10-6) jumps up a spot after an impressive three-win week highlighted by a 3-0 win over Westfield.

Longmeadow (6-7-3) split a pair of contests this week, edging East Longmeadow, 4-3 before falling to Algonquin, 4-2.

Amherst-Pelham (12-3-1) holds steady at No. 4 after edging Belchertown, 4-3 and tying Drury, 3-3 this past week.

Westfield (5-8-5) moved closer to a postseason berth this past week with wins over Agawam and a ranked Central Mass. Grafton team before losing to No. 2 Minnechaug.

Greenfield (15-2) won their only game of the week, a 2-1 win over Belchertown, making it eight wins in a row for the Green Wave.

Wahconah (12-3-1) has now won three in a row after convincing wins over Ludlow and Drury this past week.

South Hadley/Granby (9-6-1) split a pair of games this week, beating Easthampton before falling to Southwick.

East Longmeadow (6-7-2) moves up a spot after playing Longmeadow tough (4-3 loss) and edging Oakmont Regional, 3-2.

Chicopee (9-6-1) falls a spot after dropping their only contest of the week, a 6-2 loss to Worcester.

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