Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 1 Top 10: Big Wins For Shrewsbury, St. Mary’s; Notre Dame Drops After Losing 3

Gary Demopoulos
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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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Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Austin Prep11300
2Winthrop3701
3Arlington4811
4St. Mary's6621
5Shrewsbury7630
6Peabody/Lynnfield/NorthReading8721
7Notre Dame Academy2332
8Acton-Boxboro5720
9Cape Cod Furies9611
10HPNANR532

Only two teams remained in the same position in this week’s latest HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 1 Top 10.

One of course is #1 Austin Prep (13-0-0), which racked up three more wins, including Saturday’s 4-0 shutout over Notre Dame Academy. The Cougras travel to Matignon (Wednesday) and Barnstable (Saturday).

With Notre Dame’s three-loss week, Winthrop (7-0-1) is up to #2 this week. The Vikings’ only result was a 5-2 win over Beverly/Danvers. They are scheduled to see Latin Academy (Tuesday) and Shawsheen/Bedford (Saturday).

#3 Arlington (8-1-1) is back on track, extending its winning streak to five games with wins over Burlington, Winchester and Stoneham/Wilmington. Melrose is up on Wednesday and then a big one with Woburn on Saturday.

#4 St. Mary’s (6-2-2) opened its week with a tie against Andover (1-1) before a big win over Notre Dame (4-1) and one over Bishop Fenwick (3-0). A return match with Fenwick looms Wednesday.

Up to #5 this week is Shrewsbury (6-3-0). The Colonials avenged one of their losses Saturday with a solid 5-0 decision of Acton-Boxboro. Two key league tilts are up for this week with HPNA (Wednesday) and Billerica/Chelmsford (Saturday).

#6 Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (7-2-1) outscored its three opponents this week by a combined 18-2 margin. They stay in league this week with Gloucester (Wednesday) and Beverly/Danvers (Saturday).

Notre Dame (3-3-2) drops down to #7 after successive losses to Hingham, St. Mary’s and Austin Prep. The Cougars look to rebound this week with two more tough ones against #8 Acton-Boxboro (7-2-0) on Wednesday and D2 heavy Sandwich on Friday.

The A-B Colonials also host Westford Academy on Saturday.

Holding firm at #9 are the Cape Cod Furies (6-1-1), who picked up wins this week over Old Rochester and Barnstable, and had a tie with Dennis-Yarmouth, who they play again on Monday. The Furies also have Sandwich (Wedneday) and Falmouth (Saturday).

Sliding in a #10 this week is HPNA (5-3-2), which had a big 5-4 win over Andover Saturday. Shrewsbury will be tough on Wednesday.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Hingham, Pope Francis, Wayland/Weston

NOTE: These rankings do not reflect the MIAA power rankings, which will be used for seeding purposes in the state tournament.

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