Massachusetts Boys Division 2 Poll
Fresh off a championship at the Burrillville (RI) Hockey Winter Classic over holiday break, Medway (4-1-2) keeps its spot this week at the top of the latest edition of the HNIB News Massachusetts Division 2 Boys Top 15.
Looking ahead, the Mustangs will tangle with Dover-Sherborn (Wednesday) and Bishop Feehan (Saturday).
Scituate (5-1-0) climbs a spot to #2. The Sailors took the title at the Hillies Christmas Tournament with a pair of impressive 3-0 shutout wins over defending D2 champ Medfield and D1 Newton North. North Quincy is up on Wednesday, and then a date with Coyle Cassidy on Sunday.
#3 North Attleboro (4-1-0) was also at the Burrillville Hockey Winter Classic, and after losing a heartbreaker in the first round to host Burrillville, the Red Rocketeers had impressive wins over North Smithfield and Barrington. They have an intriguing game Wednesday with unbeaten Taunton, and will see Mansfield on Saturday.
#5 North Reading (5-0-0) is still perfect on the young season. The Hornets have allowed just four goals all season. They will be tested this week with league games against Lynnfield (Wednesday) and Masconomet (Saturday), both off to good starts.
Lincoln-Sudbury (4-2-0) drops a bit to #6 after losing to Methuen (7-3). The Warriors rebounded with a nice win over North Andover (3-2). Only one game on the docket this week against Weston (Wednesday).
#7 Winthrop (5-1-0) scored 16 goals in its two wins this past week, victories over Peabody and Somerville. The Vikings take on D1 Bishop Fenwick (Wednesday) and then Marblehead (Saturday).
#8 Canton (2-2-1) were victorious in the Jim Gormley Cup, gaining a 1-1 tie with Coyle Cassidy (the Bulldogs won in OT for tournament purposes) and then a 4-3 win over Plymouth North. Oliver Ames (Wednesday) and King Philip (Saturday) are on this week’s schedule.
#9 Stoneham (3-2-0) won its own Stoneham Christmas Classic, knocking off Groton-Dunstable 1-0 in the title game. The Spartans get Wakefield on Wednesday, then a non-leaguer with Concord-Carlisle on Saturday.
#11 Danvers (3-1-1) has been off since before Christmas. The Falcons will be back against Masconomet (Wednesday) and then Beverly (Friday).
Still a dangerous team, Medfield (2-3-0) drops to #12. The Warriors get back into action with Holliston on Wednesday, and then the key contest with Westwood Saturday.
Coyle Cassidy (3-1-1) stays put at #13 after tying Canton and then beating Sandwich (3-1) at the Jim Gormley Cup. The Warriors are off until the Sunday date with Scituate.
Moving into the poll at #14 is Methuen (4-1-1). The Rangers have scored 31 goals in their six games and posted impressive wins over Lincoln-Sudbury (7-3) and Boston Latin (9-6). They take on Lowell Wednesday.
#15 Bishop Feehan (3-2-0) has Marblehead on Wednesday, before seeing #1 Medway on Saturday.