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Mass. Girls HS: Division 2 Top 10 – Status Quo This Week In Rankings

Mass. Girls D2 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Wellesley11510
2Canton21313
3Westwood31332
4Norwell41420
5Dennis-Yarmouth51212
6Natick61340
7Notre Dame Academy71151
8Falmouth8834
9Algonquin/Hudson9943
10Sandwich101340

A testament to the caliber of teams involved, there was no movement in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Top 10. Everything remains the same.

What more can you say about #1 Wellesley (15-1-0)? The Raiders took down D1 power Braintree (4-2) and then blanked Newton (7-0). Wednesday’s game against #6 Natick should be an interesting one.

#2 Canton (13-1-3) registered two more shutout wins over Mansfield/Oliver Ames (2-0) and King Philip (3-0). Road games loom Monday (Norwood) and Wednesday (Franklin).

#3 Westwood (13-3-2) had wins over Norwood (4-1) and Dedham (6-1). The Wolverines also had a game with #7 Notre Dame suspended after a power outage midway through the second period. Westwood has upcoming games with Medfield (Wednesday) and Hingham (Saturday).

#4 Norwell (14-2-0) had a quiet week, a win over Old Rochester (7-1) its only action. The Clippers look ahead to D1 Hingham (Wednesday) and Marshfield (Saturday).

#5 Dennis-Yarmouth (12-1-2) continued its success in low-scoring games, picking up a pair of 2-0 wins over Sandwich and Pembroke. The Dolphins, who have allowed just 16 goals this season, take on Falmouth Saturday in a game that will have Cape & Islands League title implications.

Heading into Wednesday’s tussle with Wellesley, Natick (13-4-0) appears to be firing on all cylinders with a pair of shutout wins of its own over Walpole and Framingham. A Friday night battle will Needham is also in the cards.

#7 Notre Dame Academy (11-5-1) had a pair of nice wins over D1 opponents Barnstable (4-0) and Duxbury (3-1). The Cougars host Milton on Saturday.

#8 Falmouth (8-3-4) downed Nantucket (6-1) and tied up Barnstable (3-3) this week. The Clippers have a huge week ahead, a home-and-home with Sandwich (Wednesday, Thursday) and then D-Y on Saturday in key league clashes.

#9 Algonquin/Hudson (9-4-3) followed a tough loss to D1 Shrewsbury with wins over Franklin (2-0) and St. Peter Marian (4-2). The T-Hawks are off until a Saturday encounter with Longmeadow.

#10 Sandwich (13-4-0) takes on Martha’s Vineyard Sunday afternoon before its two-game slate with Falmouth. The Knights had a solid 8-2 win over Bishop Stang Saturday.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Ursuline Academy (12-2-3), Bishop Fenwick (11-4-3), Cohasset/Hanover (8-4-3)

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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