Mass. Boys HS: Western Mass. Top 10 – Things Stay Pretty Much The Same

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
3West Springfield3730
10South Hadley/Granby10411

Longmeadow (3-4-2) and Westfield (2-4-4) remain 1-2 in the HNIB News Western Mass. rankings this week.  The two teams squared off on Friday night, playing to a 2-2 draw.

West Springfield (7-3) is stating its case to jump over the Lancers and the Bombers with two more wins this week over Tri-Town (Conn.) and CMass foe Lunenburg.

Minnechaug has been off since Monday, but a three-game winning streak, including a quality win over Amherst-Pelham keeps the Falcons firmly entrenched at the No. 4 spot.

Following that loss to Minnechaug, Amherst-Pelham (8-2) has won two in a row, including a big 3-1 win over Wahconah.  That win was enough for the Hurricanes to jump over the Warriors in the rankings this week.

Wahconah (5-2-1) falls a spot to No. 6.  The Warriors did have a quality, 3-2 win over Chicopee earlier in the week though.

Chicopee (6-2-0) remains at No. 7 despite that loss to Wahconah.  The Pacers bounced back nicely on Saturday beating Agawam, 4-2.

Belchertown (4-2-1) got tripped up by Oakmont on Saturday, but did manage to edge Mt. Everett, 2-1, on Friday to hold on to the No. 8 spot.

Greenfield (6-1) has now won six games in a row after opening the season with a loss.  The Green Wave posted wins over Drury and Assabet this past week.

South Hadley/Granby (4-1-1) won their only game this past week, 5-2 over Ludlow.

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