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Mass. Girls HS: Division 2 Top 10: Canton, D-Y Fall From Unbeaten Ranks

Mass. Girls D2 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Wellesley1810
2Westwood7830
3Canton2911
4Falmouth3612
5Norwell8920
6Dennis-Yarmouth4611
7Natick5740
8Notre Dame Academy6541
9Algonquin/HudsonNR622
10Dedham10531

All eyes will be on the Wellesley Ice Center Wednesday night when Massachusetts Girls D2 top-ranked Wellesley (8-1-0) hosts D1’s top team – Austin Prep (7 pm). Earlier this season, AP gave the Raiders their only loss to date – a 1-0 decision.

Shutout wins over Needham (2-0) and Natick (5-0) highlighted this past week for Wellesley, which also takes on Matignon (Monday) and Milton (Saturday).

From here on, things got a big scrambled, as Westwood‘s (8-3-0) big win over previously unbeaten Canton (4-1) vaults the Wolverins all the way up to #2 this week. Westwood, which also beat D1 Franklin, gets Medfield-Norton (Monday) and King Philip (Saturday).

The loss to Westwood drops Canton (9-1-1) just one rung to #3 this week. The Bulldogs did slip past Dedham. They will take on Medway/Ashland (Wednesday) and D1 Hingham (Saturday), both on the road.

#4 Falmouth (6-1-2) stays put after settling for a 2-2 standoff with Barnstable. A big D2 game looms Wednesday with #6 Dennis-Yarmouth (6-1-1), who fell from the unbeaten ranks with a Saturday loss to the same Barnstable team.

A big 4-1 win over D1 Duxbury propels Norwell (9-2-0) up to #5. The Clippers host Bishop Stang (Wednesday) and Old Rochester (Saturday) this week.

#7 Natick (7-4-0) drops a bit after a pair of losses to Braintree (3-2) and Wellesley (5-0). They look to get back on the winning track this week against Brookline (Wednesday) and Weymouth (Saturday).

#8 Notre Dame Academy (5-4-1) was upended by Acton-Boxboro but rebounded for a 3-1 decision of King Philip. A Monday date with cross-town rival Hingham awaits Monday. NDA also takes on Matignon on Saturday.

A new #9 this week is Algonquin/Hudson (5-2-3). The T-Hawks blasted D1 St. Peter Marian Sunday (9-1), after a 6-0 blanking of Framingham earlier in the week. On the docket is a Friday contest with Franklin.

Dedham (5-3-1) remains solid in the #10 position after a solid win over Mansfield/OA/Foxboro.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Ursuline (10-1-1), Wakefield (6-3-3), Sandwich (7-3-0)

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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